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After Beating New Zealand, India Will Host Czech Republic In Davis Cup Play-off

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| July 21 , 2015 , 16:47 IST
India will host top seeds Czech Republic in a Davis Cup World Group Play-off tennis encounter to be played from September 18 to 20 at a yet to be decided venue.
The winning nation will progress to the 2016 World Group while the losing outfit will be relegated to their respective Zone Group I events. The draw took place at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) headquarters in London in the presence of its president Francesco Ricci Bitti. Czech Republic won the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013 and in 1980 as Czechoslovakia while India qualified for the final on three occasions --1966, 1974 and 1987 -- losing all three contests. India earned the right to participate in the Play-offs after beating New Zealand 3-2 in the Group 1 Asia/Oceania second round match over the weekend at Christchurch. The following is the Play-off draw released by ITF: India v Czech Republic Switzerland v the Netherlands Russia v Italy Uzbekistan v United States Colombia v Japan Dominican Republic v Germany Brazil v Croatia Poland v Slovakia