Leander Paes was tied on 42 wins with Italian great Nicola Pietrangeli but managed to surpass him with a gritty performance on Saturday in the Davis Cup match against China.
Leander Paes will aim to better former Italian star Nicola Pietrangeli's record of 42 Davis Cup wins when the Indians take on the Chinese in Tianjin on April 6-7.
The fifth-seeded Bopanna and Babos lost 6-2 4-6 9-11 to the Croat-Canadian pair of Pavic and Dabrowski, seeded eighth.
Bopanna is only fourth Indian to lay hands on a Major trophy after Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes and Sania Mirza.
The fifth-seeded Indo-Hungarian pair took one hour and 15 minutes to get the better of Cabal-Spears duo 6-4, 7-6 (5) in the quarterfinal duel.
The match, which lasted over two hours, saw the Indo-French pair convert one out of two break points, while their opponents converted three out of 12 break points.
The 10th seeded Indo-French combination of Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin beat off a late fightback from Portugal's Joao Sousa and Leonardo Mayer of Argentina 6-2, 7-6 (7-3).
Paes and Raja dispatched the pair of Nikoloz Basilashvili and Andreas Haider-Maurer 6-2 6-3 in their opening round.
The fourth-seeded Indo-French pair gave a scare to the top-seeded Polish-Brazilian pair before losing the closely-fought semifinal 4-6, 7-5, 8-10 in one hour and 29 minutes.
Jeevan, now ranked 102, stood out with his well- calculated lobs and precise strokeplay, making a huge difference to the outcome of the match.
Bopanna's big serving game was also missing today as he served five double faults in team's total of 12. His single-handed backhand winners were nowhere to be seen.
Rohan Bopanna and his partner Pablo Cuevas had lost their US Open men's doubles second round match to Fabio Fognini and Simone Bolelli.
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.
Tennis chiefs explained the delay in making a decision on a possible suspension on having to wait for a translation of the Fabio Fognini's brief remarks.
Veteran Paes and Raja thrashed Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki 6-1, 6-3 at the Flushing Meadows.
Bopanna and Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas shrugged off a surprise first set lapse to regroup and beat American pair of Bradley Klahn and Scott Lipksy 1-6 6-3 6-4 in the opening round of the men's doubles event.
While Sania and her Chinese partner Shuai Peng lost in the last four of the WTA event, Bopanna and his Croatian partner were outdone in a thrilling quarterfinal of ATP men's doubles event.
In the WTA event, being run simultaneously, Sania Mirza and Shuai Peng have reached the semifinals with a 6-3 6-7(1) 10-3 win over Irina-Camelia Begu and Raluca Olaru.