Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna in Indian Davis Cup team

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New Delhi : After a long time Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna are selected to represent India.

India retained veteran tennis star Leander Paes in the Indian Davis Cup team. India is set to play Uzbekistan next month in Asia/Oceania Zone.

The tie, which will be India’s first with Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain, will also see the return of Rohan Bopanna.

Bopanna had been ignored for last month’s tie against New Zealand, which India had won.

He did extremely well at the just-concluded Dubai ATP 500 event, where he ended runner-up with partner Marcin Matkowski. En route the summit clash, he also got the better of Paes and his partner Gracia Gulliermo-Lopez in the semifinals.

India will go in with two specialist singles players in Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramnathan. There are speculations that Paes and Bopanna may play doubles together.