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Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramanathan trounces Finn Tearney; India take unassailable 3-1 lead over New Zealand

Davis Cup: Ramkumar Ramanathan trounces Finn Tearney; India take unassailable 3-1 lead over New Zealand

India thus set up a second round meeting with Uzbekistan, scheduled for April 7-9.

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: India vs New Zealand – Sitak-Venus pair dent Paes' record bid, keeps Kiwis afloat

Davis Cup: India vs New Zealand – Sitak-Venus pair dent Paes' record bid, keeps Kiwis afloat

The defeat for Paes and his partner meant that the 43-year-old Indian stalwart could not overtake Italian Nicola Pietrangeli for most wins in doubles in Davis Cup history.

Davis Cup Preview: India vs New Zealand – Chance for Leander Paes to get doubles world record

Davis Cup Preview: India vs New Zealand – Chance for Leander Paes to get doubles world record

The 18-time Grand Slam champion, who is all set to take part in his 55th Davis Cup tie, is tied with Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli on 42 doubles wins in doubles.

Aus Open, mixed doubles final: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig stunned by Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal

Aus Open, mixed doubles final: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig stunned by Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal

It is second runners-up finish for Sania and Dodig together after losing the final of the 2016 French Open.

Aus Open: Defending champions Leander Paes-Martina Hingis knocked out, lose to Sam Groth- Samantha Stosur

Aus Open: Defending champions Leander Paes-Martina Hingis knocked out, lose to Sam Groth- Samantha Stosur

Groth and Stosur will meet the second seeded combo of India's Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig.

Aus Open'17: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig beat Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski in mixed doubles, enter semi-finals

Aus Open'17: Sania Mirza-Ivan Dodig beat Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski in mixed doubles, enter semi-finals

In the next match Sania could face Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, who are playing their quarterfinal against Samantha Stosur and Sam Groth.

Australian Open'17: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna to clash for semis spot in mixed doubles

Australian Open'17: Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna to clash for semis spot in mixed doubles

One Indian is now certain to feature in the semifinals and if Leander Paes manages to win his quarterfinal, the semifinal will again feature two Indians.

Aus Open: Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski battle into mixed doubles quarters, beat Lukasz Kubot and Chan Yung-jan

Aus Open: Rohan Bopanna-Gabriela Dabrowski battle into mixed doubles quarters, beat Lukasz Kubot and Chan Yung-jan

The final score of a three-set affair read 6-4, 5-7, 10-3 in favour of Bopanna and Dabrowski.

Australian Open: Leander Paes, Martina Hingis beat Swiss pair to enter quarter-finals

Australian Open: Leander Paes, Martina Hingis beat Swiss pair to enter quarter-finals

Paes-Martina hit six aces, two more than their opponents.

Aus Open 2017: Leander Paes-Martina Hingis pair eases into mixed doubles quarters

Aus Open 2017: Leander Paes-Martina Hingis pair eases into mixed doubles quarters

It was total domination from Paes and Hingis as they took control of the match from the onset and didn't give their rivals any opportunity to forge a comeback.

Australian Open: Leander Paes off to winning start, Sania Mirza ousted in mixed doubles

Australian Open: Leander Paes off to winning start, Sania Mirza ousted in mixed doubles

Veteran Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis won their first match against Australians Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans 6-4 6-3.

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter second round of mixed doubles at Australian Open

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter second round of mixed doubles at Australian Open

As Bopanna and Leander Paes exit from Open, Mirza still remains in the contention in the women's doubles partnering Barbora Strycova.

Australian Open: Sania Mirza advances into 3rd round in women's doubles, Rohan Bopanna knocked out

Australian Open: Sania Mirza advances into 3rd round in women's doubles, Rohan Bopanna knocked out

 the Indo-Czech duo were made to work hard by Stosur and Zhang as they had to save five break points and needed four match points to win the final game

Australian Open '17: Leander Paes-Andre Sa knocked out in first round of men's doubles

Australian Open '17: Leander Paes-Andre Sa knocked out in first round of men's doubles

Paes and his partner Martina Hingis will face Australian pair of Destanee Aiava and Marc Polmans on Friday

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted  in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Other Indian in fray, Saketh Myneni had lost his first round in the Qualifiers after encountering a foot problem.

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Paes and his Brazilian teammate knocked out the top seeds 7-6(3) 6-3 to make it to the quarterfinals of the USD 508,360 hard court event.

Leander Paes rules out retirement, says his comments were misread

Leander Paes rules out retirement, says his comments were misread

Paes and Brazilian Andre Sa began the 2017 season with a defeat against Indian team of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the opening round on Wednesday night.

'No issues' with Hesh but Leander drops retirement hints

'No issues' with Hesh but Leander drops retirement hints

Asked if he will think of retiring if he gets to record 43rd Davis Cup win, Paes replied:"You will see."

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Sania came close to a historic Olympic medal in company of Rohan Bopanna  but the Indian combination snatched defeat from a winning position in Rio.