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‘Indoor courts will make it high-quality tie’

Zeeshan Ali
 NEW DELHI, Sept 13: India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali is expecting high-quality tennis during the upcoming tie against Canada since external factors like the sun and the wind will have no chance to influence the contest on the indoor courts.Zeeshan said Indian players are expected to do well in the World Group Play-off tie, starting September 15 in Edmonton.

“Playing indoors is something our players like, especially Yuki (Bhambri). He played top class tennis the last time we played indoors against New Zealand. I don’t really see any disadvantages for us but then it also doesn’t give us any advantage over them,” Zeeshan told PTI from Edmonton.

“The conditions are perfect playing on indoor courts as there is no outside elements to worry about like wind and sun. The quality of tennis automatically goes up by about 20 per cent,” he said.

Both Zeeshan and former captain SP Misra are of the view that India stand a better chance to make the World Group when compared to last three years when the team had to face formidable Serbia, Czech Republic and Spain.

These three teams had come to India with a formidable line up but the biggest threat that the country face from Canada is rising star and World No. 51 Denis Shapovalov apart from leading doubles exponent Daniel Nestor. – PTI

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