India had drawn Pakistan in 2019 also but due to "security concerns" the Asia/Oceania Group I tie was shifted to Kazakhstan, a neutral venue.
About 50 of Bopanna's family and friends flew to Lucknow to watch the Coorg player in action one last time in the Davis Cup.
Placed 156 on the ATP singles chart, Nagal expectedly brought the home team back on level terms with a comfortable 6-3 6-3 win over Adam Moundir, ranked 779.
The 36-year-old Murray later said he spoke to his father about whether he should play or not, “and he said that she’d want you to play. He just said ‘Make sure you win,’ so I did.”
Gearing up to play his final Davis Cup tie against Morocco, Bopanna didn't make any bones while admitting the new crop of players are not as passionate about playing the tournament.
Canada, on a 10-match winning streak, is trying to secure its spot in the quarterfinals for the third time in its last four appearances.
Australia and Britain square off in Group B on Wednesday in Manchester.
Alcaraz had been set to lead Spain and clash with rival Novak Djokovic, named in Serbia's team, whom he beat in a thrilling Wimbledon final in July.
City’s tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his wife Supriya Annaiah talk about his successful stint at Wimbledon ’23, maintaining a high level in sport and his final appearance at the Davis Cup
Rohan Bopanna, who is only one of the four Indians to have won a Grand Slam title, expressed his desire to play his final Davis Cup match in his home state Karnataka.