Paes off Davis duty

Paes off Davis duty

Doubles exponent Leander Paes will not be the part of India’s forthcoming Davis Cup World Group play-off tie against Serbia at home due to “personal compulsions”.

Paes, however, will be competing in the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.

“Leander Paes will play the Asian Games and was desirous of playing the Davis Cup as well. However, due to his personal compulsions, the AITA (All India Tennis Association) has decided to accept his request to not play in the Davis Cup tie against Serbia,” AITA secretary-general Bharat Oza said in a statement on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the selection committee for the Davis Cup will meet here on August 13 to select the team for the tie against Serbia. The World Group play-off tie will take place at the KSLTA courts in Bangalore from September 12 to 14.

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