Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna on Saturday lost in the first round to Polish players Lukaz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski by 4-6, 6-7 to end thier journey in Men’s doubles event at Rio Olympics.
Paes-Bopanna surrendered the first set in 32 minutes at the Olympic Tennis Centre and the second set in 52 minutes.
Leander, who was playing his seventh straight Olympics, has no event left in Rio and his Olympics journey at Rio is over.
Paes-Bopanna converted both break points received but gave away seven break points in the first set. Kubot-Matkowski won three of the seven break points received to win the first set 6-4.
The Indian pair committed 18 unforced errors in comparison to 10 by their opponents in the first set.
The second set was closely contested with both teams retaining their serves to stretch it to a tie-breaker.
But ultimately the Indian pair went down fighting 8-6 in the tie-breaker to bow out in 1 hour 24 minutes.
However, India still have hopes in Women’s doubles from Sania Mirza and Prarthana Thombare and Mixed doubles tennis events where Sania MIrza and Rohan Bopanna will take the field.