We examine the latest results today, score, and upcoming schedule of the 2023 Davis Cup World Group II tie featuring India vs Morocco, whose winner will qualify for the World Group I Play-offs
Sumit Nagal emerged as the savior for the home team with a dominant victory, rescuing them from an uncomfortable situation as Sasikumar Mukund was forced to retire during the first singles match due to challenging humid conditions. Notably, this event took place on the opening day of the Davis Cup World Group II tie between India and Morocco in Lucknow on Saturday.
Davis Cup World Group II 2023 India vs Morocco match results today, schedule, date, time, score, live streaming telecast
Happy to get the win today
— Sumit Nagal (@nagalsumit) September 16, 2023
2023 Davis Cup World Group II India vs Morocco day 2 schedule, latest results, score, & key players
Prior to the match, a brief rain shower had made the playing conditions even more demanding, placing a significant emphasis on the players’ physical fitness. After enduring a grueling three-hour and five-minute battle, 26-year-old Mukund, making his debut, reluctantly conceded the match shortly after requesting a medical timeout when the score was 1-2 in the third set. Suffering from severe cramps and wincing due to the pain, he decided to withdraw from the match with the score standing at 7-6 (4), 5-7, 1-4. Despite the significant gap in their rankings, with Mukund holding a ranking 192 places higher than Dlimi (365th Rank), the match was anything but straightforward for the Indian player.
Ranked at 156 on the ATP singles chart, Nagal predictably led the team to victory with a comfortable 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Adam Moundir, who held a ranking of 779. Although the initial singles match was rather uneventful and protracted, Nagal and Moundir engaged in a captivating display of tennis. Nagal’s exceptional court coverage and solid defensive skills during extended rallies stood out as the highlights of his victory.
On Sunday, Rohan Bopanna is set to conclude his Davis Cup career when he partners with Yuki Bhambri and together, they will face Elliot Benchetrit and Younes Lalami Laaroussi. Later in the day, the reverse singles matches are set to occur. The first match will feature India’s top-ranked player, Sumit Nagal, facing off against Yassine Dlimi, while Sasikumar Mukund will go head-to-head with Adam Moundir in the second match.
Day 1 (September 16):
Sasikumar Mukund 7-6 (4), 5-7, 1-4 Yassine Dlimi
Sumit Nagal 6-3,6-3 Adam Moundir
Day 2 (17th September, beginning from 1 PM IST):
Yuki Bhambri/Rohan Bopanna vs Elliot Benchetrit/Younes Lalami Laaroussi
Sumit Nagal vs Yassine Dlimi
Sasikumar Mukund vs Adam Moundir
When & Where To Watch: live stream & TV coverage telecast
Tennis enthusiasts have the opportunity to witness the live Davis Cup match between India and Morocco through multiple broadcasting platforms. DD Sports and the Sony Sports Network will provide comprehensive coverage of the event. Sony is set to air the game on its sports channels, and it will also be accessible for streaming on their platform, SonyLiv.