"It's not a puff piece but a 'tell all,'" insist Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, co-directors of Break Point, the docuseries featuring Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' partnership and split on the tennis court.
A last minute change in combination couldn't save India's hopes as Rohan Bopanna and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost the crucial match 6-7(2) 6-7(2) to Henri Kontinen and Harri Heliovaara in one hour and 38 minutes.
Davis Cup: Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Ramkumar Ramanathan lose on opening day, India trail 0-2 against Finland
Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan now must win the doubles match to keep India alive.
The Indian players on Tuesday got a chance to practice on the match court, which has been laid temporarily on carpet at an ice-hockey stadium here and after the first hit, it turned out that it suits the visitors in limited yet crucial way.
After knocking out World No 1 Novak Djokovic in the semi-final, Zverev, 24, beat Russia's Karen Khachanov in straight sets to win the men's Olympic gold medal in Tokyo earlier this month.
Madrid was the sole host of the inaugural edition of the restructured Davis Cup Finals in 2019. This time the Spanish capital will co-host the tournament along with the cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy.
Madrid will host two groups, two last-eight ties, the semi-finals and the final.
Akhtar, the father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.
Western & Southern Open: Andy Murray beats Frances Tiafoe to enter second-round; Dayana Yastremska ousts Venus Williams
The 33-year-old Scotsman advanced in hot and humid conditions to a second-round date with German fifth seed Alexander Zverev at the COVID-19 quarantine bubble that will also be used for the US Open, which starts on August 31.
The ITF said the 18 nations that already qualified for the Davis Cup 2020 finals will keep those spots in 2021.
Tennis Australia said Friday that the former No. 1-ranked player and long-time administrator had died after a long illness.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Gerard Pique says he's 'a bit pessimistic' about Davis Cup 2020, to have such an event without fans is difficult
Gerard Pique has said he is not confident that the 2020 Davis Cup will take place due to Spain’s restrictions on spectators attending events because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: ITF advises tennis players to seek government aid wherever possible amidst COVID-19 shutdown
The London-based ITF has had to postpone 900 tournaments across all its circuits because of the virus and has put half its staff on furlough
McEnroe, younger brother of eight-time major champion John, said he did a drive-through test in upstate New York after developing what he called minor symptoms
India had lost 1-3 to Croatia in the Davis Cup Qualifiers while Finland beat Mexico 3-2 in World Group Play-Offs.
Five nations sealed their Davis Cup Finals debuts in the weekend’s qualifiers while heavyweights Germany, Australia, United States and Croatia also booked their places in Madrid.
Davis Cup 2020: Fabio Fognini says it was a 'strange feeling' to play tie with no fans as Italy lead 2-0 against South Korea
Italy’s Fabio Fognini said it was a “strange feeling” playing a Davis Cup tie with no fans, after helping his country into a 2-0 lead against South Korea.
Davis Cup 2020: Ramkumar Ramanathan pushes Marin Cilic before defeat; Prajnesh Gunneswaran also loses as India trail 0-2
Ramkumar Ramanathan lost a dogfight with Marin Cilic in one of the best matches of his career after unforced errors pulled Prajnesh Gunneswaran down as India trailed Croatia 0-2 on the opening day of the Davis Cup Qualifiers on Friday.
Davis Cup: AITA selection committee keep Leander Paes in playing squad for Croatia tie, Divij Sharan in reserve
The last time India and Croatia met in the Davis Cup, India had won 3-2 in New Delhi in 1995 with Paes winning both his singles and doubles with Mahesh Bhupathi
Former World No 1 Lleyton Hewitt says success of ATP Cup has put ITF under pressure over revamped Davis Cup
The team-based ATP Cup, organised by the men’s tour and Tennis Australia, was staged six weeks after the week-long Davis Cup finals in Madrid in November and earned rave reviews from players and fans alike