Gilles Simon, in his debut tournament on Indian soil, advanced to the finals of both singles and doubles at the Maharashtra Open.
Maharashtra Open: Impeccable Marin Cilic storms into semis; Yuki Bhambri-Divij Sharan last Indians standing
Top seed Marin Cilic put up a near-flawless display of tennis in his quarter-final win over Pierrer-Hugues Herbert at the Maharashtra Open.
Maharashtra Open: Yuki Bhambri-Divij Sharan stun top seeds to enter semis; Rohan Bopanna-Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan ousted
Defending champions Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan were ousted from the Tata Open Maharashtra but Yuki Bhambri and Divij Sharan combined to shock the top seeds, keeping the Indian hopes alive.
Top seed Cilic from Croatia outplayed eighth seed Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert 6-3, 6-2 in 64 minutes while Anderson survived a mighty scare from a dogged Mikhail Kukushkin before edging him 6-7(3), 6-4, 6-2.
Maharashtra Open: Yuki Bhambri, Ramkumar Ramanathan bow out in contrasting fashion; Roberto Bautista Agut ousted
The Indian challenge in singles came to an end at the Maharashtra Open on Wednesday as Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan lost despite valiant efforts.
Ramkumar Ramanathan enhanced his reputation of being a passionate fighter even in defeat against a much superior Marin Cilic while Yuki Bhambri squandered six break chances to crash out of the Tata Open Maharashtra in Pune on Thursday.
Bhambri's first serve let him down today as he bowed out with a 6-4 3-6 4-6 defeat against the 81st ranked Frenchman.
Lucas Pouille throttled Belgium's Steve Darcis 6-3, 6-1, 6-0 in Sunday's decisive fifth rubber to clinch a 10th Davis Cup title for France in front of a passionate Lille crowd.
France captain Yannick Noah's gamble in pairing Richard Gasquet and Pierre-Hugues Herbert together for the first time paid off on Saturday as the duo gave France a 2-1 lead over Belgium in the Davis Cup final.
Tsonga's power denied Darcis any chance of a comeback in the first set and it was plain sailing for the 32-year-old from then on
Belgium, seeking their first Davis Cup title, will be led by world number seven David Goffin but nine-time champions France seem better armed.
Davis Cup: France name Richard Gasquet in place of doubles specialist Nicolas Mahut for final against Belgium
Richard Gasquet, ranked 31st in the world, comes in for Nicolas Mahut, who with Pierre-Hugues Herbert combined to win the 2015 US Open and the 2016 Wimbledon doubles titles.
The Davis Cup final between France and Belgium will be played at Lille’s Stade Pierre-Mauroy from 24-26 November, the French tennis federation announced on Tuesday.
Australia edged closer to the Davis Cup final when Jordan Thompson and John Peers swept past Arthur De Greef and Ruben Bemelmans 6-3, 6-4, 6-0 for a 2-1 lead in their semi-final against Belgium.
Lucas Pouille leads hosts France into battle in Lille against Dusan Lajovic in Friday's opening singles.
Davis Cup 2017: Serbia still a threat despite Novak Djokovic's absence, says France captain Yannick Noah
France cannot take anything for granted in their Davis Cup semi-final against Serbia even though the visitors will be without Novak Djokovic, team captain Yannick Noah said on Thursday.
Wimbledon 2017: Nick Kyrgios admits he wasn't fit enough after being forced to retire in first round
Nick Kyrgios revealed he knew he wasn't fit enough to play Wimbledon after being forced to retire from his first round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Monday.
Nick Kyrgios suffered more injury woe as the Australian was forced to retire from his Wimbledon first round match against Pierre-Hugues Herbert on Monday.
During Federer's absence, Rafa Nadal won four clay tournaments, culminating in Sunday's French Open victory.
French Open 2017: Alexander Zverev admits he played 'absolute sh*t' but says first round exit no tragedy
Rising German star Alexander Zverev insisted his first-round defeat to Fernando Verdasco at the French Open was "nothing to be tragic about".