Bengaluru to host India, Uzbekistan Davis Cup tie

tennis iconNew Delhi: Bengaluru will host the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie between India and Uzbekistan which is due to start on April 7, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) announced on Thursday.

The last time Bengaluru hosted a Davis Cup tie was a World Group play-off against Serbia in 2014.

"All India Tennis Association (AITA) has decided that Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group 1-second round tie between India and Uzbekistan to be played at home from April 7-9 will be held at Bengaluru, under the aegis of Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association," the AITA said in an official statement.

Commenting on the development, Senior Vice-President of the Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association (KSLTA) and organising committee chairman R. Ashoka said: "KSLTA has always been in the forefront of promoting the sport of Tennis and has been playing host to some amazing International Tennis events."

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"We are thankful to the Hon'ble Chief Minister of Karnataka for having extended his support to make this possible. We are confident of making this a successful event and this should be a treat to the sports lover of Bengaluru," he added.

Earlier this month, India defeated New Zealand 4-1 in the first round of the Asian Oceania Group 1 Davis Cup tie to advance to the next stage of the competition.