On an otherwise disappointing day for the Indian contingent, Leander Paes shone brightly as the 46-year-old, along with his Australian partner, Matthew Ebden, dazzled their way into the semi-finals of the Bengaluru Open.
Playing his final tournament on Indian soil, Paes turned back the clock, putting in an impressive display to get the better of Christopher Rungkat and Andre Goransson, 7-5, 0-6, 10-7.
While the likes of Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Saketh Myneni, Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan and wildcard Niki Poonacha crashed out, Paes ensured the Indian fans had something to cheer about.
Locking horns against the champions of the Tata Open, Paes and Ebden impressed in a tricky encounter that went down to the wire, prevailing in a match tie break.
The duo will now take on the second-seeded pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andrei Vasilevski, who saw off the challenge of Yuichi Sugita and Lukas Rosol in their previous encounter.
Here's all you need to know about the
Bengaluru Open 2020:
Date: February 10 - February 16, 2020
Tournament: Bengaluru Open ATP Challenger 2020
Category: ATP Challenger Tour
Location: Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association, Cubbon Park, Bangalore
Prize Money: US$ 162,000
Time:  Jonathan Erlich/Andrei Vasilevski vs Leander Paes/Matthew Ebden on Centre Court at approx. 6:20 PM IST on February 14, 2020
Where to watch Bengaluru Open 2020?
India - Although there is no confirmation as yet, Star Sports and Doordarshan could broadcast the matches from the quarter-final stages.