Yuki Bhambri, who is making a comeback, lost to Czech Republic’s Tomas Machac in his second-round Australian Open 2022 qualifying match 1-6, 3-6 in Melbourne.
With Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Ankita Raina already exited from their respective singles competition, India's sole hope lies on Yuki Bhambri as he faces world No.130 Tomas Machac in the second round.
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran defeated Colombian Daniel Elahi Galan 6-4, 6-4 in one hour and 13 minutes in the first round of the Australian Open 2022 qualifiers on Monday in Melbourne.
It was Rohan Bopanna's 20th ATP doubles title and first for Ramkumar Ramanathan, who was playing only in his second summit clash at this level, having ended a runner-up at the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in 2018.
The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan will face top seeds Ivan Dodig of Croatia and Brazilian Marcelo Melo in the final of the of the Adelaide International.
The unseeded Indian pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna will clash with the fourth seeded Bosnian-Mexican duo of Tomislav Brkic and Santiago Gonzalez for a spot in the final.
The Indian pair will face the winner of another pre-quarterfinal match that takes place between French-Monegasque duo of Benjamin Bonzi and Hugo Nys and Belgian combination of Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen.
Sania Mirza partnered with Ukrainian Nadiia Kichenok to beat second seeds Gabriella Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 in the WTA 500 event. The pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna won in ATP 250 men's event.
India have been clubbed with Denmark David Cup 2022 World Group I and handed a home tie after three years. The last time both India and Denmark met in a Davis Cup tie was in 1984 which the former won 3-2 at Aarhus.
Ramkumar Ramanathan, who had lost six ATP Challenger finals in his career before, beat Russia's Evgeny Karlovskiy 6-1 6-4 in 68 minutes to claim his singles maiden title.
Both Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar had lost their singles matches on Friday and to stay alive in the tie, the Indians needed to win the doubles.
Being India's second-best ranked player, Ramkumar will be up against Finland’s No.1 Emil Ruusuvuori on the opening day of the tie.
This was the first time in the open era that two Indian teams competed against each other at a Grand Slam tournament
Ramkumar Ramanathan, 26, now needs to beat Australia's 32nd seed Marc Polmans, ranked 152
India now must win all three remaining matches on Saturday to qualify for Davis Cup finals
The unavailability of several India's regular players for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan in Islamabad in November, including Mahesh Bhupathi, means that Leander Paes might feature as the playing captain in the squad.
Italy took a gamble by naming Seppi as their number one player ahead of world number 19 Marco Cecchinato, who had ousted world number one Novak Djokovic from the French Open last year.
India lost 0-4 to Serbia in their World Group play-off clash in Kraljevo and the upcoming tie will be a litmus test for non-playing captain Bhupathi.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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