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.
Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova could next face the team of Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-jan in the Indian Wells women's doubles quarterfinals.
Rohan Bopanna is all set to clash with Novak Djokovic in the ATP Indian Wells Masters event while Leander Paes will be seen playing with Juan Martin Potro and the pair will be up against Gilles Muller and American Sam Querry.
The tie, which will be India's first with Mahesh Bhupathi as the non-playing captain, will also witness the return of Rohan Bopanna.
Senior Pro Leander Paes' place in Indian Davis Cup team will be up for discussion when the AITA Selection Committee meets on Monday to pick the squad for the upcoming Asia/Oceania Zone tie against Uzbekistan.
Indian-Polish pair of Rohan Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski beat Indian-Spanish team of G. Garcia-Lopez and Leander Paes 6-3, 3-6 and 10-6 to secure a berth in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship.
Rohan Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski beat Florin Mergea and Viktor Troicki 6-3, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the USD 2,617,160 hard court tournament.