Tennis has always been a game for gentlemen and it’s one of the most famous games across the globe. Not only in India, but a lot of nations actively participate in world championships and are equally excited about the 4 grand slams. The sport of tennis enjoys a considerable following in India, although it is limited to urban areas but still it is counted among the most popular sports in India. The country has produced a number of tennis players who have achieved international recognition and have made their presence in some of the top tennis tournaments and grand slams. These players include Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza topping the list.
Bengaluru has been the hub of the tennis game in India and has produced so many good players over the years. In the coming week, the city will witness one of the biggest sports events and get ready to be surprised. It is not the IPL, but Davis Cup qualifiers. India will be clashing with Uzbekistan as part of the Asia Zone matches. The Davis Cup is the preeminent international team event in men's tennis category. It is run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is held annually between teams from competing countries in a knock-out format divided into zones.
This time its India taking on Uzbekistan in a Davis Cup Asia Oceania Group 1 tie in Bengaluru from April 7th to 9th. The winner of this match moves into the world group play- off which will be played in September 2017. Games of this calibre are not a small deal and all eyes will be on the Indian team which consists of Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Denis Istomin. Previously Yuki Bhambri was supposed to play in the matches but due to his knee injury, he has been ruled out of the games.
A nail-biting contest is on the cards now and India will try to overcome the opponents in this highly regarded battle in the Davis Cup, which is the largest annual international competition in sport with 130 nations participating in it. While the IPL takes off, you can also book your tickets for this top sports event in Bengaluru and bring your friends and family along if they are a die-hard fan of tennis too.
Written By: Archit Chawla | Post Date: 06 April 2017