new Delhi: The Indian player is ready to play at home for the first time after 3 years. The first singles match of the Davis Cup will be played in the World Group Play-off 1 at Delhi Gymkhana Club on 4 March. In this match, India’s tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan will face Denmark’s Christian Sigsgaard. Sigsgaard is currently ranked 824th in singles while Ramkumar, ranked 170th, is well above him. In the second singles, Yuki Bhambri, ranked 290, will face Mikel Torpegaard, who is currently ranked 210 in the world rankings.
Davis Cup returns after three years
Sports are returning even once in Delhi amidst the silence of sports in Delhi due to Kovid. India hosted the Davis Cup in Kolkata 3 years ago. But at that time India had to face defeat. India was defeated 1-3 in that Davis Cup.
Competition between these players too
India’s top doubles players Divij Sharan and Rohan Bopanna will have matches on the second day of the tie. The two players will face Johannes Ingildsson and former Wimbledon men’s doubles champion Friedrich Nielsen. Ramkumar will face Mikel Torpegaard in reverse singles, while Yuki will face Sigsgaard on Saturday.
Denmark captain’s big statement
Denmark captain Friedrich Nielsen commented on the draw and claimed victory, saying that the draw was favorable for them, as they wanted to keep 24-year-old Sigsgaard in the first match. He said that the team is excited against the hosts and it will be a good match on the first day. Nielsen said, ‘Look, we’re here as underdogs, I don’t think anyone has any advantage. Yes, India is playing here in home conditions which is the biggest thing for them. We have the experience of playing against the biggest teams in the world. We believe that we also have the advantage, but not more than India. They are playing in home conditions.
Ramanathan claims victory
India’s experienced tennis player Ramkumar Ramanathan believes that India is a contender for victory in the Davis Cup World Cup Group-1 match to be held on the grass court. Ramanathan said, ‘Ranking doesn’t matter in Davis Cup. His team is very good. Friedrich Nielsen has been playing for so many years. He is the captain and even though he is ranked 700 now, he is a very good player. I have seen them play. We will get the benefit but they cannot be underestimated either. It will be a good fight.