Waking up to tackle the menace of age fraud in Indian tennis, national federation AITA has decided to subject all junior players entering the national championships to age verification test
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.
Leander Paes has been included in the Indian Davis Cup team that will travel to Zagreb to face Croatia in their World Group Qualifiers.
Rohan Bopanna and his Ukrainian partner Nadiia Kichenok lost 0-6, 2-6 to fifth seed Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova.
Veteran tennis star Rohan Bopanna won the $1,465,260 Qatar Open with men's doubles partner Wesley Koolhof.
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.
Rohan Bopanna pulled out of India's Davis Cup tie against Pakistan due to a shoulder injury.
AITA usually names five-member squad apart from one or two reserve players.
David Cup: AITA on Wednesday reiterated that there will be no change in captaincy for the Pakistan tie with Rohit Rajpal set to lead the team.
Veteran Indian tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi on Wednesday refused to admit that he has been replaced as captain of India for the Davis Cup tie against Pakistan.
Rohan Bopanna's contention is that All India Tennis Association (AITA) changed the captain before ITF made a final decision on a neutral venue.
The tie was earlier scheduled to be held in Islamabad on September 14-15 but was postponed to November after an in-depth security review by the International Tennis Federation last month.
The tie is scheduled for September 14 and 15 in the Pakistani capital and the federation had begun the process to procure visas for the players.
Prajnesh Gunneswaran and Ramkumar Ramanathan will lead the singles challenge while Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan will make the doubles pair for the grass court tie.
India last played Pakistan in the Davis Cup in 2006 at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.
Indian team last visited Pakistan in March 1964 and defeated the hosts by 4-0 in Lahore.
No Indian Davis Cup squad have travelled to Pakistan since March 1964.