When Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna take to the court to face Austin Krajicek and Dominic Inglot at the Stockholm Open on Tuesday, they will invariably turn eyes.
The Indo-Canadian got a walkover in their quarterfinal clash against France's Benoit Paire and Swiss Stan Wawrinka.
This will be the first time since 2006 that the two countries will meet in the Davis Cup.
Rohan Bopanna has had an interesting first six-and-a-half months of the season. Partnering Divij Sharan, he won Pune Open.
No Indian Davis Cup squad has travelled to Pakistan since March 1964 and Bopanna will be in the Indian team which will compete in Islamabad.
The unseeded Indo-Canadian combo lost 5-7 3-6 to top seeds Bruno Soares and John Peers in the final.
The Indo-Romanian combination conceded a one-game advantage before going down 6-1 5-7 6-7 (8-10) to the Serbian pair of Dusan Lajovic and Janko Tipsarevic.
The spirited Indian, who agreed to playing all three events, eventually lost 4-6, 6-7 (6) in the semifinal lasting 131 minutes.
Compatriot Karman Kaur Thandi, however, was disappointed after losing to lower-ranked En-Shuo Liang of Chinese Taipei.
The 14th seeds were trailing 4-6 6-7(4) 1-2 when they conceded their second round match as Bopanna suffered an injury.
Men's squad captain Zeeshan Ali chose Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan as one team while Paes and young Sumit Nagal were named as the other team.
The seventh seeds edged past Juan Sebastian Cabal and Fabio Fognini 5-7 7-5 10-8 in a second round match.
Ramkumar Ramanathan today improved his career-best rank to 168 in singles, while Sania Mirza was unchanged at number seven in the doubles.
Bopanna and Dabrowski overcame the unseeded pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld of Germany and Robert Farah of Colombia 2-6, 6-2, 12-10.
Mahesh Bhupathi said when there was space for only one doubles, player, Rohan Bopanna was a better choice.