Indian Davis Cup 2017 team will take on Uzbekistan in the second round of the Asia/Oceania Group 1 tie at Bengaluru. Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association Stadium will host the Davis Cup tie in April 2017. The winner of the tie will move to the World Group Play-offs, to be held in September.
In the first round, India outplayed New Zealand 4-1 at home and Uzbekistan beat Korea 3-1 early this month.
India played in Bangalore in 2014 when hosts lost 2-3 to formidable Serbia in a World Group Play-off tie.
India and Uzbekistan are locked 2-2 in Head-to-Head record. Last time two teams clashed against each other in April 2012 when visitors emerged 3-2 winners.
It will be the first tie for veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, a 12-time Grand Slam champion and veteran of 35 Cup ties as the non-playing captain of India and the team for the second round rubber will be picked in the first week of March.
In fact, he and Leander Paes hold the record for the longest doubles win streak in the event — an unbeaten run of 24 after which the duo stopped playing together.