India's Australian Open 2019 campaign started on a horror note as legendary Indian tennis player Leander Paes and his men's doubles partner Miguel Angel Reyes-Varela have been knocked out after a first-round loss in straight sets. The Indo-Mexican pair lost 5-7, 6-7(4/7) to the pair of Austin Krajicek and Artem Sitak.
Another pair featuring Indians - Rohan Bopann and Divij Sharan - has also been knocked out of the Grand Slam tournament after they suffered defeat at the hands of the Pablo Carreno Busta-Guillermo Garcia Lopez. The three-set encounter ended in Busta-Lopez's favour 6-1, 4-6 and 7-5.
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan-N Monroe also lost in the Round of 64 to Kevin Krawietz-Nikola Mektic 6-4, 6-7(8/10) and 5-7.