Rohan Bopanna to end Davis Cup career in September, wants to play farewell game in Bengaluru | Tennis News

NEW DELHI: India’s prime doubles participant Rohan Bopanna on Wednesday revealed that he’ll carry curtains down on his Davis Cup profession when the nation hosts Morocco in September however the Karnataka participant will not be capable to play his farewell match in his residence state, as desired by him, since AITA has already awarded the match to Uttar Pradesh.
India are scheduled to play Morocco in a World Group II tie in September.

The 43-year-old Bopanna, who made his Davis Cup debut in 2002 and remains to be taking part in stable tennis on the ATP Tour, has performed 32 ties for India.

“I’m planning to play my final Davis Cup match in September,” Bopanna advised PTI from London.
“I’ve been within the staff since 2002. I would like it to be held at residence and I spoke to all of the boys (Indian gamers) and they’re all completely happy to play in Bengaluru. KSLTA can be completely happy to have it there. Now it is as much as our federation to see in the event that they need to do it in Bangalore.
“Since I’ve been taking part in for 20 years, I simply have to talk to the captain and work out in the event that they need to do it there. It is going to be good for everybody to come back and watch one final time. Enjoying at 43 is a bonus,” Bopanna, who is just one of many 4 Indians to have gained a Grand Slam title, added.
It’s only apt {that a} participant, who has contributed to Indian tennis’ success within the prestigious match over time, will get to play his final match on the venue of his selection.
Nevertheless, the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) confirmed to PTI that it will not be capable to give the tie to Karnataka State Garden Tennis Affiliation (KSLTA).
“To be honest, it might have been good for Rohan to play his final India-match in Bengaluru however we have now already dedicated to UP. The tie will likely be performed in Lucknow, it has already been determined,” AITA Secretary Basic Anil Dhupar mentioned.


Leander Paes has performed probably the most variety of ties for India with 58 appearances, adopted by Jaideep Mukherjee (43), Ramanathan Krishnan (43), Premjit Lal (41) Anand Amirtraj (39), Mahesh Bhupathi (35), Vijay Amritraj (32).
So, Bopanna will overtake the legendary Vijay Amritraj when it comes to variety of Davis Cup appearances when he performs towards Morocco.
In his 32 ties, Bopanna gained 12 singles matches and 10 doubles rubbers.
Requested if he’ll proceed to play on the ATP Tour, Bopanna replied in an affirmative.
“If I do not play on Tour, one other Indian will not get that spot. Like if I do not play Wimbledon it isn’t like that spot will go to an Indian. However in Davis Cup, my spot will go to an Indian. It has been so a few years, so there are a bunch of gamers arising. “
Requested when did he determine to give up Davis Cup, Bopanna mentioned,”I at all times had it in my thoughts that I’ve to cease during time. And since this can be a residence tie, I assumed it is a good time to go. For the nation additionally it is important.”
Bopanna is 43 however remains to be pulling off title-winning performances on the Tour. In March he grew to become the oldest participant to win a Grasp Collection match (ATP1000) at Indian Wells within the USA.
Bopanna had damaged the document of Canadian Daniel Nestor, who had gained the Cincinnati Masters title when he was 42 in 2015.
“It has been a incredible yr for me, breaking again within the prime 10, having the ability to nonetheless signify the nation, taking part in on the greatest stage,” Bopanna, ranked 11 on the earth, mentioned.
The Indian Davis Cup staff was relegated to the World Group II for the primary time for the reason that new format was launched in 2019 after dropping the playoff tie 2-3 to Denmark in February this yr.
Within the final six ties, India suffered defeats in 4.
The staff gained towards lower-ranked Pakistan in Kazakhstan and towards Denmark in New Delhi on grass courts.

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