04-17-2009, 08:01 PM
Venue: SDAT Tennis Stadium, Chennai, India
Stadium Capacity: 5800
08 May - 10 May 2009
Day 1: 1000 hrs (0430 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 2: 1200 hrs (0630 hrs GMT) tbc
Day 3: 1000 hrs (0430 hrs GMT) tbc
Surface: Hard (Playpave) - Outdoors
Ball Type: Wilson US Open
Australia leads head to head 8-3
Last meeting: Australia d. India 5-0, World Group Qualifying Round 2002, in Australia
04-17-2009, 11:27 PM
the tie will not be postponed/moved
Chennai confirmed as Davis Cup venue
The ITF has confirmed that the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I second round tie between India and Australia will take place at the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai on 8-10 May.
The location and venue was approved by the Davis Cup Committee following a positive report from the ITF's security consultants.
04-20-2009, 09:53 AM
Australia seek Davis Cup switch
Tennis Australia are to appeal to the sport's governing body over its decision to allow their Davis Cup tie against India to played in Chennai.
The International Tennis Federation has cleared the third-round match in Asia-Oceania group one to go ahead in the southern city on 8-10 May.
But Tennis Australia has security concerns following March's attack on the Sri Lanka cricket team in Pakistan.
"We will be lodging an official appeal on Monday," said a spokesman.
"It will be on the grounds of security concerns for our team."
The ITF released a statement on Friday approving Chennai as a suitable venue, while the All India Tennis Association also said it was confident the tie would go ahead.
"There is no need to shift it," said the statement from the All India Tennis Association.
"The International Tennis Federation wrote to us about Australia's security concerns and we've sent a reply."
Australia's former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is awaiting the outcome of the appeal before deciding whether or not to play.
The attack in Lahore in March wounded seven Sri Lankan cricketers, while six policemen and a driver were killed.
Following the attacks a decision was made to move the Indian Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament to South Africa.
04-24-2009, 02:32 PM
5th player: Yuki Bhambri
Captain: S. P. Misra
check the AITA (All India Tennis Association) press release, where they defend Chennai as the venue:
04-24-2009, 10:09 PM
the Aussies will have to play
ITF Board upholds decision of Davis Cup Committee
The ITF Board of Directors has upheld the decision of the Davis Cup Committee regarding the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I third round tie between India and Australia. The tie will take place at the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai on 8-10 May. The location and venue was previously approved by the Davis Cup Committee following a positive report from the ITF's security consultants.
04-24-2009, 11:47 PM
I think aussies should win, but Bopanna and Bhupathi should provide a challenge at least.
04-25-2009, 02:34 PM
Aussie Tennis Team Pulls Out Of India Trip
8 hours 35 mins ago
SkyNews © Sky News 2009
Australia's tennis team has said it will not play the upcoming Davis Cup tie in India due to security concerns.
Team Australia said it would be "irresponsible of us to send our players into an area of such high risk".
The International Tennis Federation has instructed the team it must play the match in Chennai, despite its safety fears.
The ITF said they were satisfied with the security conditions in the Indian city.
Australia had appealed against the decision to play the Asia/Oceania Zone Group I third round tie there from May 8-10.
"We asked for the tie to be moved because we have major security concerns for the players, particularly during the (Indian) election," Tennis Australia president Geoff Pollard said in a statement.
"The ITF decision has left us with no other option. We cannot send the team. It is extremely disappointing.
"Davis Cup is very important to us but some things are more important than tennis," Mr Pollard said.
The Australian team, which includes former Wimbledon winner Lleyton Hewitt, risks a one-year suspension from the competition.
04-25-2009, 08:04 PM
http://www.daviscup.com/news/newsarticle.asp?articleid=1591925 Apr 2009
ITF statement regarding Tennis Australia’s Davis Cup announcement
The ITF regrets and respectfully disagrees with the decision of Tennis Australia to default its upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Asia/Oceania Zone Group I third round tie against India, scheduled to be played in Chennai on 8-10 May.
By virtue of its decision not to send a team to compete against India, Australia has forfeited the tie. India is declared the winner and will advance to the Davis Cup World Group Play-offs, scheduled for 18-20 September. The draw for the Play-off Round will be held on 12 May at the ITF Offices in Roehampton.
The ITF, as it does for every Davis Cup and Fed Cup tie, asked the host nation to produce a comprehensive security plan for the tie. Tennis Australia received the completed security questionnaire from the All India Tennis Association; however, because of the specific concerns of Tennis Australia, the ITF also asked its independent security consultants, the Olive Group, to make a site visit to Chennai to investigate both the situation on the ground and to assess the security arrangements put in place by AITA.
Following the site visit, the Olive Group reported that it was satisfied that the tie could go ahead as planned. Tennis Australia received a copy of the Olive Group report. This, and other information related to the tie, was presented to the Davis Cup Committee, who voted that the tie should proceed in Chennai. Following an appeal by Tennis Australia, the ITF Board of Directors voted to uphold the decision of the Davis Cup Committee, after having received complete documentation for review.
The Davis Cup Committee in due course will decide any sanctions to be assessed against Australia according to the Regulations of the 2009 Competition.
05-07-2009, 11:43 PM
this could have been a good tie :(
good to see India in the play-offs again