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.
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.
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.
Bopanna and Dodig, seeded 13th, lost 7-6(4), 4-6, 6-7(3) to the Australian Open runners-up pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury
The world no.156 Indian, who was looking to make his second appearance in the US Open main draws, went down 3-6 4-6 to Eubanks, ranked 216th
Gunneswaran got the better of the world no. 232 Canadian 6-4 7-6 in one hour 37 minutes on Wednesday night
Ankita and Prajnesh both won singles bronze medals at the 2018 Asian Games held in Jakarta and Palembang.
It is Prajnesh's second straight runner-up finish. He had reached the final at the Cary Challenger last week.
India now must win all three remaining matches on Saturday to qualify for Davis Cup finals
This was Prajnesh Gunneswaran's fifth straight appearance in the main draw of a Grand Slam event having earlier played in the Wimbledon, French Open and the US Open due to his better rankings
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.
India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran went down to fifth seed Daniil Medvedev 4-6, 1-6, 2-6 in an hour and 25 minutes in the first round of the US Open on Monday.
India have been drawn to face arch-rivals Pakistan in an away Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group I tie in Islamabad in September this year, with Prajnesh Gunneswaran ready to travel with the squad.
India's left-handed Prajnesh Gunneswaran, who made his maiden appearance at the Wimbledon, had his chances but unforced errors put paid to his hopes, against Milos Raonic.
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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