- Tag results for Davis Cup
It’s official. February’s Davis Cup qualifiers for the Finals will be held at Kolkata’s South Club.
45-year-old Paes admitted that the last few years have been tough for him but said he was playing on his own terms.
A total of 24 teams will play in the knockout Qualifiers on February 1 and 2 to decide which 12 teams will play the year-end Finals.
The revamped finals are scheduled to take place at La Caja Magica, the current venue for the Madrid Open, in 2019.
India recently lost to Serbia in the Davis World Group Play-off tie 0-4 and Amritraj felt the country was lacking in the number of quality singles players.
Milos Raonic defeated Scott Griekspoor of the Netherlands in three sets, securing for Canada a berth in the Davis Cup final.
Coric defeated Davis Cup debutant Frances Tiafoe 6-7 (0/7), 6-1, 6-7 (11/13), 6-1, 6-3 to end a thrilling fightback by the Americans over the weekend.
Since the tie was already decided in favour of the hosts, who had taken an unassailable 3-0 lead, India fielded Sriram Balaji in place of Ramkumar Ramanathan.
Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were deducted and Cilic did not exchange any words with Ramos.
Sam Querrey beat Croatia's top player and world number six Marin Cilic 6-7 (2/7), 7-6 (7/6), 6-3, 6-4.
Albert Ramos won a meaningless point for Spain when he beat France's Richard Gasquet in the Davis Cup semifinal.
India may have lost the World Group play-off against Serbia but that hasn’t stopped them from advancing for the 24-team Davis Cup finals qualifying tournament slated for next February.
Earlier in the day, Borna Coric defeated Steve Johnson 6-4, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3 to give Croatia a 1-0 lead.
Japan preserved their status in the Davis Cup's top tier by powering to doubles victory in their World Group playoff.
Benoit Paire made a remarkable Davis Cup debut for France, outplaying Pablo Carreno-Busta 7-5 6-1 6-0 in the opening rubber.