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Leander Paes chances to make doubles world record in Davis Cup

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    Indian tennis players Leander Paes, Ramkumar Ramnathani during the inaugural ceremony of the Davis cup at Balewadi stadium in Pune

    The 18-time Grand Slam champion, who is all set to take part in his 55th Davis Cup tie, is tied with Italy's Nicola Pietrangeli on 42 doubles wins in doubles.

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    Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao during the inaugural ceremony of the Davis cup at Balewadi stadium in Pune

    Paes, however, will have to team up with last-minute inclusion and his London Olympics doubles partner Vishnu Vardhan, after original choice Saketh Myneni failed to recover from a foot injury sustained during last month's Chennai Open.

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    Michael Venus and Finn Tearney , along with non playing captain Alistair Hunt, attending the inaugural ceremony of the Davis Cup in Pune

    Paes and national hard court champion Vardhan will clash with the Kiwi pair of Artem Sitak and Michael Venus on day two of the tie.

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    Ramkumar Ramnathani and Vishnu Vardhan during the inaugural ceremony of the Davis cup at Balewadi stadium in Pune

    Vardhan was given a call-up after three people spoke to India's top doubles player Rohan Bopanna, team captain Anand Amritraj said at the media conference after the draw.

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    New Zealand tennis players Artem Sitak Michael Venus and Finn Tearney attending the inaugural ceremony of the Davis Cup in Pune

    Paes, asked on the subject, said he wanted to give a call to Bopanna yesterday but was stopped from doing so.

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