Next tie 15-17 July 2016
India will compete in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I for a fifth straight year after missing out in another World Group play-off. They'll face the winner of New Zealand and Korea, Rep. in July.
Last tie 18-20 September 2015
India were unable to capitalise on a fine victory for Somdev Devvarman over higher-ranked Jiri Vesely, as the Czechs maintained their perfect record over Anand Amritraj's team with a 3-1 win in New Delhi. The first day's action was split, with Rosol and Devvarman recording victories, but Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes were stunned in straight sets in the doubles by Paes' old partner Radek Stepanek and Adam Pavlasek. Then, Vesely sealed the tie with a fourth-rubber win over Bhambri, leaving India in Zone Group I for another year.
India has finished runner-up on three occasions, in 1966, 1974 and 1987, but is yet to lift the trophy. Only India, Romania and Argentina have contested more than one Final without being crowned champion. In the 1974 Eastern Zone Final, India and Australia established a record for the most number of games in a tie, 327.
Next Tie15 Jul 2016
Group I, Asia/Oceania - 2nd Round