Playing as the top seeds, Indian Davis Cup team were favoured with a bye during the first round at the Asia/Oceania Group I 2016 events. In the second round, which is going to be commence from July 15-17, India will be hosting New Zealand or Korea teams as both were successful in competing against each other earlier this year. India lost the World Group Play-off tie against top seeds Czech Republic 1-3 in the home tie last week to remain in the Asia/Oceania Group I zone.
Winner from second round will be promoted advance to the play-off stage, where teams will have to prepare themselves to the elite 16-nation World Group. India had an immense opportunity to qualify a week ago when world number one team Czech Republic went by without world number five Tomas Berdych however harsh result from doubles rubber thrashed the group chances.
Adam Pavlasek, who is just playing his second Davis Cup tie, gelled well with the accomplished Radek Stepanek to stun Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna in that match. Yuki Bhambri then lost an or-bite the dust fourth elastic against Jiri Vesley, completion India’s trusts.