Davis Cup 2014 in Bangalore
The Davis Cup World Group play-off ties and Semi-Final took place at Karnataka State Law Tennis Association’s courts in Bangalore Park from September 12 to 15. India played against Serbia.
Friday (Singles): Yuki Bhambri vs Dusan Lajovic followed by Somdev Devvarman vs Filip Krajinovic.
Saturday (Doubles): Leander Paes/Rohan Bopanna vs Nenad Zimonjic / Ilija Bozoljac
Sunday (Reverse singles): Somdev Devvarman vs Dusan Lajovic, followed by Yuki Bhambri vs Filip Krajinovic.
The Indian team played very well however the score at the end of the play-off ties stood at Serbia 3 and India 2.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced the latest results for the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas: France - and the winner of the other semifinal Switzerland - will contest the 2014 World Group Final on 21-23 November.
BNP Paribas supports the Davis Cup in India and worldwide. The tournament began in 1900 as a competition between the USA and Great Britain. It is now the world’s largest annual international team competition in sport, with 130 nations entering in 2011. India first participated in the Davis Cup in 1921. The country’s best Davis Cup performance was as runners-up three times, in 1966, 1974 and 1987.
Since 1973, the relationship between BNP Paribas and tennis has grown increasingly strong. The BNP Paribas Group is now the leading partner of the sport worldwide, sponsoring about 550 tournaments a year, both professional and amateur. The Group also finances educational and social events linked to tennis, thus combining a passion for the game with social commitment.
BNP Paribas has had a presence in India for over 150 years having established its first branch in Kolkata, in 1860. It is among the leading foreign corporate banks in the country. Through its branches in 8 key cities — Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune — BNP Paribas offers financial solutions in its three core businesses — Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions and Retail Banking — many of them in association with strong local partners. The bank also offers services for individual clients in Wealth Management.
BNP Paribas employs more than 180 000 people in 75 countries worldwide. In India, the BNP Paribas Group employees 382 employees in their banking division alone.