Leander Paes rolled back the years, linking up with Rohan Bopanna to defeat Mate Pavic and Franko Skugor but Marin Cilic then ruthlessly crushed Sumit Nagal.
Veteran Leander Paes' final ATP Tour match on home soil ended on a disappointing note as he and his partner Matthew Ebden lost to Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan.
Leander Paes said that Indian Tennis needs to have people like former cricketer Rahul Dravid and former badminton player Pullela Gopichand, who have helped in producing young talent.
Leander Paes has been included in the Indian Davis Cup team that will travel to Zagreb to face Croatia in their World Group Qualifiers.
Leander Paes is set to play his last tournament on home soil as he was handed a wild card entry in doubles for the third edition of Maharashtra Open.
Leander Paes, who is the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with 44 wins, recently dropped out of top-100 for the first time in 19 years.
Leander Paes on Monday hinted at a possible retirement, saying he has lived his career and doesn't see himself playing past another year.
Davis Cup: India will now face world number two Croatia for the Qualifiers in an away tie, to be held on March 6-7.
Davis Cup: After Pakistan's top players Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi and Aqeel Khan pulled out of the clash, India enter the tie as overwhelming favorites.
Davis Cup: Sasi Kumar Mukund, who was named as a reserve member in India's Davis Cup squad, pulled out after suffering an injury while playing in a tournament in Portugal.
Davis Cup: Leander Paes said he doesn't worry about the opponent or location when it comes to playing for the country.
AITA usually names five-member squad apart from one or two reserve players.
Leander Paes slipped to 101 after losing five places in the ATP doubles chart.
The All India Tennis Association (AITA) decided to appoint Rohit Rajpal as India's non-playing captain at its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Chandigarh.
AITA secretary general Hironmoy Chatterjee said that Leander Paes has confirmed his availability for the tie in Islamabad.
While it was unclear what the cause of the charity was, MS Dhoni and Leander Paes were wearing practice jerseys with "Playing for Humanity" written on them.
Leander Paes was present at the stands in Trafford for the India vs Pakistan World Cup 2019 clash.
Leander Paes continued to defy his years on Friday, two weeks before his 46th birthday, winning his opening doubles match alongside in-form Frenchman Benoit Paire as he goes in search of fifth French Open trophy.