India can surprise Serbia minus Djokovic: Zeeshan Ali
India can surprise Serbia minus Djokovic: Zeeshan Ali

India's Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali says India's chances of a surprise victory in the World Group play-off against Serbia have gone up with World No.1 tennis player Novak Djokovic pulling out.

Djokovic's presence will make Serbia favourites: Zeeshan Ali
Djokovic's presence will make Serbia favourites: Zeeshan Ali

India's Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali on Thursday said that although world No 1 Novak Djokovic's participation will tilt the balance in Serbia's favour in the upcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off tie, it would be a tie worth remembering for the spectators.

Somdev's decision to pull-out of Asiad not correct: AITA secy
Somdev's decision to pull-out of Asiad not correct: AITA secy

India's top singles player Sondev Devvarman's decision to concentrate on ATP tour at the expense of upcoming Asian Games has come under sharp criticism from the All India Tennis Federation, which termed the player's move as "not correct".

Zeeshan, Gurmail, Thakkar nominated for Dhyan Chand Award

Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, Olmypic hockey gold medallist Gurmail Singh and 1951 Asian Games diving champion K.P Thakkar were Monday nominated for the Dhyan Chand Award, India`s highest sporting award for life time achievement.

Selectors need to decide on direction they want to move: Oza

The AITA secretary Bharat Oza today made it clear that the national selection committee needs to take a call on whether they would like to "go backwards" after veterans Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes announced their availability for the Davis Cup tie at home against Serbia.

Good that boys were tested in this tie: Zeeshan Ali

India`s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali on Sunday said it was good for home team players to have got the chance to test themselves in the tie against Chinese Taipei but felt that Saketh Myneni need to develop fast as a big player if they are to win matches against tough opponents.

Credit goes to entire team for my victory, says Somdev Devvarman

A player cannot pull off a marathon five-setter on his own and it takes contribution from the entire team to eke out such a win, Somdev Devvarman said today after winning a tough second singles match against Ti Chen.

India to host Taipei in Davis Cup first round

India were on Wednesady handed an easy draw for next year`s Davis Cup campaign in the Asia/Oceania Group I as they were pitted against Chinese Taipei in their first round tie, here.

No complacency in Davis Cup tie: Zeeshan Ali

India would be starting out as overwhelming favourites to beat Indonesia in the Davis Cup tie.

`Hurt` Zeeshan promises to give his best

A "hurt" Zeeshan Ali on Friday said that his credentials as coach were never in doubt and promised to give his best in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against South Korea despite having an inexperienced side at his disposal.