Tennis legend Rohan Bopanna, who recently placed second in the men's doubles event at the US Open, will be joining the Indian team on Wednesday for the Davis Cup, according to India's Davis Cup captain Rohit Rajpal. Team India will play Morocco in the World Group II play-offs match scheduled to take place at the Vijayant Khand Mini Stadium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.

Sumit Nagal, the top-ranked singles player in the nation, is also a member of the six-person Indian Davis Cup team, along with Sasikumar Mukund, Digvijay Pratap Singh, Yuki Bhambri, and Ramkumar Ramanathan. Bopanna, who made his Davis Cup debut in 2002, has declared that his final Davis Cup match will be a gainst Morocco.

The 43-year-old, who is now seventh in the doubles world rankings, broke the record for the oldest participant in a Grand Slam final. Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden lost to the British-American team of Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram at Flushing Meadows 6-2, 3-6, and 4-6.

Talking about Bopana, the captain Rohit Rajpal stated, “Rohan Bopanna will join the team’s training on Wednesday. He has been part of the Indian Davis Cup team since 2002, and his presence brings invaluable experience to the squad. We have a well-balanced team that combines experience and youth, and we are confident in our team’s ability to perform at its best.” 

On Saturday, at noon, the two singles matches will begin and be played one after the other. On Sunday at 11 a.m., three matches will start, the doubles first, then the two reverse singles. The victor of the match advances to the World Group-1 play-off.