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Antalya Open: Gutsy Ramkumar Ramanathan goes down fighting to Marcos Baghdatis

Antalya Open: Gutsy Ramkumar Ramanathan goes down fighting to Marcos Baghdatis

It was another great show from the Indian tennis player after his shock win over world No. 8 Dominic Thiem. He, though, eventually went down 7-6 (7-0), 3-6, 6-7 (6-8) in match that lasted two hour and 43 minutes.

Ramkumar Ramanathan‏ thanks Leander Paes for support after stunning World No. 8 Dominic Thiem in Antalya Open

Ramkumar Ramanathan‏ thanks Leander Paes for support after stunning World No. 8 Dominic Thiem in Antalya Open

As wishes continue to pour in from all corners for Ramanathan, who is ranked 222 in the world, he took to Twitter to thank Indian tennis legend Leander Paes for his support.

Ramkumar Ramanathan stuns world no 8 Dominic Thiem in Antalya Open pre-quarters

Ramkumar Ramanathan stuns world no 8 Dominic Thiem in Antalya Open pre-quarters

Ramkumar Ramanathan will face veteran Cyprus star Marcos Baghdatis in the quarter-final.

WATCH: World No. 222 Ramkumar Ramanathan beats top seed Dominic Thiem

WATCH: World No. 222 Ramkumar Ramanathan beats top seed Dominic Thiem

The Indian had earlier defeated the 72-ranked Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the first round.

Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan bow out of French Open Qualifiers

Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan bow out of French Open Qualifiers

Ramkumar lost to Argentina's world number 114 and 13th seed Guido Pella 2-6 1-6 in a lop-sided first round encounter on court number 18.

Davis Cup: Ramanathan, Gunneswaran help India take 2-0 lead against Uzbekistan on Day 1

Davis Cup: Ramanathan, Gunneswaran help India take 2-0 lead against Uzbekistan on Day 1

The winner of the tie will qualify for the World Group play-offs, to be played in September.

Davis Cup: India vs Uzbekistan — Ramkumar Ramanathan beats Temur Isamilov in opening singles

Davis Cup: India vs Uzbekistan — Ramkumar Ramanathan beats Temur Isamilov in opening singles

The winner of the tie will qualify for the World Group play-offs, to be played in September.

Davis Cup: Ramkumar, Yuki power India to 4-1 win over New Zealand; play Uzbekistan in 2nd round

Davis Cup: Ramkumar, Yuki power India to 4-1 win over New Zealand; play Uzbekistan in 2nd round

India now play second round tie at home in April against Uzbekistan, who got past South Korea in their first round away tie.

Davis Cup: Leander Paes fails to realise dream for record doubles win after losing to Kiwis in third rubber

Davis Cup: Leander Paes fails to realise dream for record doubles win after losing to Kiwis in third rubber

India, who are now 2-1 ahead in the tie, will need to win one of the two reverse singles on Sunday to clinch a place in the second round.

Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan give India 2-0 lead over New Zealand

Davis Cup: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan give India 2-0 lead over New Zealand

Bhambri, 24, trailed the first set 1-3 before winning four straight games against a faltering Tearney on the hard court surface.

Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri exits, Indian challenge ends in singles

Chennai Open: Yuki Bhambri exits, Indian challenge ends in singles

With Yuki's defeat, India's challenge has ended in the singles with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni exiting in first round.

Yuki Bhambri demolishes Ramkumar Ramanathan with 6-1, 6-1 win in Chennai Open

Yuki Bhambri demolishes Ramkumar Ramanathan with 6-1, 6-1 win in Chennai Open

Yuki next plays fifth seed and world number 47 Benoit Paire, who pipped Russian Konstantin Kravchuk 6-3 6-4.

Leander Paes enhances doubles field, Saketh Myneni to lead singles challenge

Leander Paes enhances doubles field, Saketh Myneni to lead singles challenge

Myneni will be a contender in the both singles and doubles as he partners Sanam Singh.

Davis Cup: Sumit Nagal shows spark but Spain inflict 5-0 whitewash on India

Davis Cup: Sumit Nagal shows spark but Spain inflict 5-0 whitewash on India

Last time India suffered a whitewash was in 2003 against the Netherlands.

Davis Cup: Ramkumar ​Ramanathan fights but Saketh Myneni fizzles, India 0-2 against Spain

Davis Cup: Ramkumar ​Ramanathan fights but Saketh Myneni fizzles, India 0-2 against Spain

India need to win tomorrow's doubles match to keep the tie alive against the five-time world champions Spain.

Davis Cup, India vs Spain: Disappointment for local fans as stomach upset rules Rafael Nadal out of opening rubber

Davis Cup, India vs Spain: Disappointment for local fans as stomach upset rules Rafael Nadal out of opening rubber

In his place, world number 26 Feliciano Lopez will take on 203 ranked Indian.

Davis Cup, India vs Spain: Ramkumar Ramanathan takes on Rafael Nadal in opening encounter

Davis Cup, India vs Spain: Ramkumar Ramanathan takes on Rafael Nadal in opening encounter

In the reverse singles, it will be Saketh's turn to clash with Nadal, while Ramanathan will lock horns with Ferrer.

At 43, after 18 Grand Slams, Leander Paes wants to learn from Rafael Nadal

At 43, after 18 Grand Slams, Leander Paes wants to learn from Rafael Nadal

Pietrangeli also holds the most singles wins record in Davis Cup with 78 victories in 66 ties.

US Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan falls in first round of qualifiers

US Open: Ramkumar Ramanathan falls in first round of qualifiers

The 21-year-old could not earn a single breakpoint in the entire match that lasted one hour and 16 minutes.

Davis Cup, Day 1: Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan give India 2-0 lead against South Korea

Davis Cup, Day 1: Saketh Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan give India 2-0 lead against South Korea

The 28-year-old Myneni, who played his first ever five-setter, threw his jersey and punched the air, to celebrate his victory. His teammates lifted him on the shoulders, acknowledging the grit showed in a tough contest.