Davis Cup 2022: India firm favourite against Denmark, check match timings and full schedule | Tennis News

New Delhi: A tailor-made low bounce and fast grass court arranged for home advantage, the Indian Davis Cup team will start as firm favorite but Denmark is still expected to play a good fight in the Davis Cup World Group Play -off tie, starting here on. Friday.

India’s best actor Yuki Bhambri is back in the squad and he changed the capabilities for the two-day match. India was feeling the pinch when he did not work four years ago due to his knee injury.

India lost some winning connections but now with Yuki back in the mix, the team can bank on its great talent and ability to pull off tough matches against high-powered opponents.

The 29-year-old will know exactly what he needs to do on the opening day as it will be Ramkumar Ramanathan who will open the tie for India with the first singers against Christian Sigsgaard, world number 824.

Ramkumar could not claim the best game since with his experience of playing on the grass field and on the ATP tour, it should not be too difficult to pass a Danish player.

Yuki will play against 305th Mikale Torpegaard, on whom much will depend as the tie goes. If Holger Rune (ranked 88) had not escaped the tie, it would have made it harder for India.

Going through the stages, the Indian team is strong but in the Davis Cup the players always manage to punch above their weight so it will go down to who will be the best on the day of the game.

As of now, the Indian team looks sharp and completely acclimatised to the grass court. The actors will have the feeling of the Court of Appeals for the first time on Friday and skipper Rohit Rajpal expects it to act as the request of the House team.

“The idea is to let it go down and as quickly as possible. We will contact grass court experts and local gardeners to determine the amount needed for this rotation. Hopefully it will sound good,” Rajpal said. .

Since the bounce is expected to decrease, the team management thinks it would be better to let Yuki play the musicians instead of Prajnesh Gunneswaran as the low bounce matched the previous game better.

Given that Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar are one team, he hoped they would pair for the double but skipper chose left-back Divij Sharan with Coorgi playing great.

Rajpal’s argument is that they do not want Ramkumar to be under mental and physical pressure by making him play three matches.

Ramkumar said playing for the country adds to the pressure but he hopes to give India a good start.

Bopanna said after playing for 20 years on the Circuit it did not matter to him whether he played with the left hand or the right hand.

“My focus is on what I can do. After playing with a lot of partners in my 20 year career, it doesn’t matter right now. The correction comes naturally whether you are a left or right partner,” the 41-year-old said. tell. .

Bopanna also said that he enjoys a leading role in the team which is the most experienced actor in the team.

“I’ve changed a few things like open communication between players. We made sure we had our meals together. Great communication on the side, I always told them to give their heart to the project.”

Both Prajnesh and Yuki acknowledge that Bopanna’s intervention helped them.

India reached the semi-finals after losing their first Group I match 1-3 to Finland, while Denmark advanced after winning the World Group II with Morocco.

India and Denmark are playing for the first time since 1984 when India won 3-2 at Aarhus.

Match Schedule:

On Friday: (Games to start at 11am)

Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Christian Sigsgaard

Yuki Bhambri vs Mikael Torpegaard

On Saturday: (Games to start at 10am)

Rohan Bopanna / Divij Sharan vs Johannes Ingildsen / Frederik Nielsen

Ramkumar Ramanathan vs Mikael Torpegaard

Yuki Bhambri vs Christian Sigsgaard.

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