Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal is the star attraction when India host Spain in the Davis Cup 2016 tie at New Delhi Getty

India host Spain in the world group play-off round of the 2016 Davis Cup at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium in New Delhi from 16 to 18 September.

Where to watch live

Match starts at 12.30pm BST on 16 and 18 September and starts at 2.30pm BST on 17 September. Live TV coverage in the UK will be available on BBC Sport and British Eurosport. Live scores and updates are provided in the official Davis Cup website.

A list of broadcasters providing coverage from across the world is given at the end of the article.


Hosts India come into this all-important clash on the back of a convincing win over Korea Republic earlier this year and though confidence will be high in the camp, the Indians will know that they will need to play out of their skins if they are to overcome the all-star Spanish line-up.

Another worry for the hosts is that barring 43-year-old Leander Paes, the hosts lack experience with Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Sumit Nagal all young players who have no taste of the big stage.

India captain Anand Amritraj has called the decision by the authorities to stage the matches in the evening unfortunate. This decision he thinks will compromise the country's advantage considering they are playing at home.

Their opponents, Spain, come into this clash looking to win this tie and retake their place among the 16-team elite for next year. That the Spanish are taking this clash seriously can be seen by the team that have travelled to India, with superstars Rafael Nadal, David Ferrer, Feliciano and Marc Lopez set to take part.

Nadal is undoubtedly the star of the show, with a huge turnout in New Delhi expected to come and watch the Spaniard considering his popularity in India. Spain are the undoubted favourites, with an upset from the hosts very unlikely.


The two teams have faced each other thrice in the past with Spain holding a 2-1 advantage. They last met way back in 1965 with Spain coming out on top, winning 3-2.

Davis Cup broadcasters list

United KingomBBC & British EuroSport
ArgentinaTYC Sports
CanadaRogers Sportsnet, TVA
UzbekistanSport Uzteleradio Channel
SlovakiaSlovak TV
RussiaNTV/Match TV
FranceBeIN Sports/France TV