Leander Paes and Lukas Dlouhy ended their Masters Cup campaign in Shanghai without winning a single set.
The third seeded Indo-Czech pair lost their last round robin match in the Gold group 1-6, 4-6 to the second seeded pair of Canadian Daniel Nestor and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic.
Paes and Dlouhy finished fourth in their four-team group while Mahesh Bhupathi and his Bahamian partner Mark Knowles were third in the Red group.
Only the top two teams in both the groups qualify for the semi-final stage of US $4,45,000 hardcourt event.
Paes and Dlouhy had five chances to break in the match but squandered all, while their opponents succeeded in breaking them twice in the first set and once in the second to register their third straight victory.