India announces six-member team to play Morocco Davis Cup tie

Digvijay Pratap Singh has been named in India's six-member squad for the Morocco Davis Cup Tennis World Group 2 tie.

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A six-member Indian team to play Morocco Davis Cup tie in September. Digvijay Pratap Singh has been named in India's six-member squad for the Davis Cup Tennis World Group 2 tie.

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India announces six-member team to play Morocco Davis Cup tie | Sportz Point

A six-member Indian team to play Morocco Davis Cup tie. Image- OnManorama

Sumit Nagal, Sasikumar Mukund, Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna have also been selected in the Indian team for the Morocco Davis Cup tie to be held on September 16 and 17. This will be Bopanna's last match as he has already announced the end of his Davis Cup career last month. The Indian team, led by Rohit Rajpal, lost 2-3 to Denmark in the World Group I play-off tie in Hilleroed which resulted in India being relegated to World Group II for the first time ever.

The All India Tennis Association said that the players were selected after taking into consideration various aspects including their ranking, availability, performance and current form. The federation said that Saketh Myneni and Manas Dhamne, Manish Sureshkumar, Karan Singh and Yuvan Nandal will also train with the team. The Indian team has been relegated to World Group 2. They lost the World Group Playoff to Denmark earlier this year.

Meanwhile, Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who was part of India's World Group I play-off tie against Denmark in January, has been omitted from the squad. The Indian team, led by Rohit Rajpal, lost 2-3 to Denmark in the World Group I play-off tie in Hilleroed which resulted in India being relegated to World Group II for the first time ever.

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The winner of the fixture between India and Morocco will be up against one of the losers from the World Group I ties. The match will also take place in September, in the 2024 World Group I play-offs. The losing team will have to play in the 2024 World Group II play-offs against one of the best-performing teams from this year's regional Group III events. Morocco beat Ivory Coast 3-1 in the World Group II play-off this year.

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