Davis Cup 2024: India has the upper hand in the historic match against Pakistan

The Indian team has never lost to Pakistan in the history of Davis Cup and has won all seven matches.
Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel
Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel

Indian Davis Cup team, which came to Pakistan after 60 years without its top singles players, will have the upper hand in this historic match of World Group One being played under heavy security. The Indian team has never lost to Pakistan in the history of Davis Cup and has won all seven matches.

Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel
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Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel
Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel

Meanwhile, Pakistan has fielded its biggest stars Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan who can challenge India while playing on grass courts. Pakistan will be able to challenge India only on grass courts because this is the surface that their top players like. The tennis courts in Islamabad are now fast with slow bounce and hence doubles specialist N. Sriram Balaji has been asked to play the singles match on the first day. He will challenge in this category along with the team's best singles player Ramkumar Ramanathan.

India also had the option of Niki Kaliyanda Poonacha but he is taller than Balaji and tall players face problems on grass courts with slow bounce. He has to bend a lot to pick up the ball, which spoils his rhythm. Leander Paes used this strategy very well against the European players who came to India to play Davis Cup.

Balaji also has experience with which he can withstand the pressure of facing Pakistan on its soil. He recently played the Australian Open and attended a week-long camp in Delhi before coming here. While Ramkumar is a serve and volley player and he also likes rough courts. He reached the Newport ATP 250 final on grass court. Ramkumar will start the Indian challenge against 43 year old Aisam.

Confident India eyes victory in Pakistan's grass court challenge in the Davis Cup 2024. Image- myKhel
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In the doubles, Saketh Myneni and Yuki Bhambri will face Barkatullah and Muzammil Murtaza. If the score remains 1-1 on the first day, Aisam and Akil can also enter the doubles.

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