Zwolle: The Netherlands captain Tjerk Bogstra has urged his players to forget their favourites’ tag and face up to a tough fight from India in their Davis Cup World Group play-off tie from Friday to Sunday. “Davis Cup tennis something special… The Indians have nothing to lose,” he warned, recalling the 2-3 defeat to India in the 1996. World Group first-round tie in Jaipur.
India are without Leander Paes, who is recovering from a worm infection in the brain.
“We have the strongest players and have chosen the surface so we are confident, but we must respect our opponents,” added Bogstra.