The Indian Davis Cup team concluded its historic journey to Pakistan after six decades by securing a spot in World Group I with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Pakistan.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni Lead India to a 4-0 Victory in the Doubles Rubber
In a historic Davis Cup clash between India and Pakistan after 60 years, the Indian team secured a decisive 4-0 win, earning a coveted spot in World Group I. Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni’s impressive performance in the doubles rubber, defeating Muzammil Murtaza and Aqeel Khan 6-2, 7-6(5), showcased India’s dominance in the tournament.
Facing a 2-0 lead, Aqeel Khan replaced Barkat Ullah in a strategic move for the do-or-die match. However, Bhambri and Myneni’s flawless performance left little room for a comeback, underlining the stark difference in quality between the two teams. Niki Poonacha, making his debut, secured the win in the dead fourth rubber against Muhammad Shoaib with a score of 6-3, 6-4.
This victory marked India’s eighth consecutive win in the Davis Cup against Pakistan. The team’s adaptation to challenging conditions and tight security reflected in their seamless performance. The win ensures India’s participation in World Group I in September, while Pakistan remains in Group II.
India captain Zeeshan Ali expressed gratitude to the Pakistan Tennis Federation for impeccable organization and hospitality. The collaboration between various agencies ensured a secure and incident-free historic Davis Cup tie.
Bhambri and Myneni maintained a tight grip on the contest from the start, breaking Aqeel’s serve early for a commanding lead. Despite a brief challenge in the second set tie-breaker, Bhambri and Myneni ensured a swift victory, securing India’s dominant position in the Davis Cup clash.
With this triumph, India looks forward to competing in World Group I, demonstrating their prowess in the World Cup of tennis. The team’s successful navigation of challenging circumstances and effective play underscored their readiness for the international tennis stage.