India’s Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali insisted that there would be no room for complacency when the side takes on Indonesia in the Asia-Oceania Group-I Davis Cup relegation tie, which will begin at the KSLTA Stadium here on April 5.
“Sure, we have an all-win (5-0) record against them, but we will not take this tie lightly,” Zeeshan said here on Saturday.
Zeeshan termed the Asia-Oceania Group-I (first round) loss against South Korea in February as a “missed opportunity.” India was severely hampered when the country’s top players opted out, citing differences with the All India Tennis Association.
“It was a missed opportunity. We could have won that tie with a full team.
“Then, we could have taken on Japan on home court. But, I am glad that the boys are back and keen to put on a good show,” he said.
The team members — Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri and Sanam Singh — are expected to arrive on Sunday night. Leander Paes, who plans to spend Easter Sunday in Mumbai, will reach the city on Monday.
The Indonesian squad is scheduled to arrive in the city on Monday night.
The two practice players – Ramkumar Ramanathan and Arjun Khade — reached here on Saturday, along with the reserve players, Vijayant Malik and Sriram Balaji.