Leander Paes said that he has not lost hope and by his own admission, he is still playing the game for the love of it.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna have reached the quarterfinals of their respective events at the US Open but the fledgling partnership of Leander Paes and Purav Raja has fallen flat yet again.
Veteran Paes and Raja thrashed Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-3 at the Flushing Meadows.
The Indo-German pair went down to the Spanish Duo of Feliciano Lopez and Marc Lopez 2-6, 7-6 (7-2), 10-6.
Yuki Bhambri and Saketh Myneni, injured during the Uzbekistan tie, return to Davis Cup squad as veteran Leander Paes is dropped.
Bopanna being the highest-ranked doubles player in the country is automatic choice for the doubles rubber.
Leander Paes and partner Adil Shamasdin lost a marathon first-round battle to Julian Knowle and Philipp Oswald.
Sania Mirza began her campaign with a win in mixed doubles with her partner Ivan Dodig of Croatia
Doubles specialists Leander Paes, Divij Sharan-Purav Raja, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza will be seen in action at Roland Garros.
India progressed to the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs by beating Uzbekistan in Bengaluru.
India's Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi opted for Rohan Bopanna instead of Leander Paes for the doubles tie against Uzbekistan.
India defeated Uzbekistan 4-1 to enter the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs.
Leander Paes hinted that his bitter relationship with Mahesh Bhupathi might have played a role in his omission from the squad.
India need just one more win out of the next three matches against Uzbekistan to enter the Davis Cup World Group Playoffs.
Indian Davis Cup captain Mahesh Bhupathi dropped him from the squad earlier in the day, opting for Rohan Bopanna as the sole doubles specialist. The decision could well spell the end of a notable career in India colours for Paes, who is still quite intent on getting to 20 Grand Slam titles.
The Indian Davis Cup team's non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi dropped Leander Paes from the squad against Uzbekistan, opting for Rohan Bopanna instead.
India will take on Uzbekistan in the Davis Cup Group 1 Asia/Oceania second round for a berth in the World Group Playoffs.
Ramkumar Ramanathan (ranked 269), Yuki Bhambri (307), Prajnesh Gunneswaran (325) and N Sriram Balaji (350) are in the playing squad for the tie scheduled from April 7 to 9 in Bengaluru.