12 Sep - 14 Sep 2014, KSLTA Tennis Stadium, Bangalore, India, Hard, Outdoor
2013 finalists Serbia avoided relegation with a dramatic 3-2 victory over India. Despite missing a number of their star players, Serbia came out on top against an Indian side blended with experience and youth.
Dusan Lajovic got the Serbs off to a perfect start with a 63 62 75 win over Yuki Bhambri. Filip Krajinovic then upset Somdev Devvarman 61 46 63 62 to give Serbia a 2-0 lead after the opening day's play.
Indian tennis legend Leander Paes then teamed up with Rohan Bopanna to earn a dramatic victory over Ilija Bozoljac and Nenad Zimonjic, coming from two sets down to win 16 67(4) 63 63 86 and keep the tie alive.
Devvarman then defeated Lajovic 16 64 46 63 62 to send the tie to a deciding fifth rubber. In case the tie had not been dramatic enough, the final rubber was played on the Monday due to rain. It was Krajinovic who proved to be the hero of the day, defeating Bhambri 63 64 64 to book Serbia's place in the 2015 World Group.
Tickets on sale: 25 August 2014
Prices(in Indian Rupees):
Category 1 - daily – 3.000 Rs / 3 days – 9.000 RsCategory 2 - daily - 500 Rs / 3 days – 1.500 RsCategory 3 - daily – 250 Rs / 3 days – 750 RsCategory 4 - daily – 100 Rs / 3 days – 300 Rs
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