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Leander Paes Biography

Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player whose impressive performance and memorable triumphs, both at the national and international levels, has brought laurels to the country. As the recepient of an Olympic bronze, seven doubles and six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and numerous silver medals in other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. He is also the former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team. the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, in 1996–1997; the Arjuna Award in 1990; and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India are a some outstanding feathers in his hat. After turning professional in 1991, he rose to the numero uno position in no time even doing one better by beating Fernando Meligeni to win the bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He has paired with various other stalwart players to form prominent partnerships but none as much a crowd pleaser as the Leander Paes- Mahesh Bhupathi combo. In 1999, the duo reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French Open, thus becoming the first Indian pair to win a doubles event at a Grand Slam. Leander Paes also teamed up with Lisa Raymond to win the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon following which he achieved the number one status in doubles. In 2009, he won the French Open and US Open Men's doubles titles with Lukas Dlouhy. The following year, saw him win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black. Having won so many titles, awards and medals in his illustrious career spanning over a decade, he remains a champion and a true inspiration to the young Indian tennis players of tomorrow.

Leander Paes Latest News & Articles

Champaign Challenger: Leander Paes and Purav Raja enter the final
Champaign Challenger: Leander Paes and Purav Raja enter the final
The two are looking to win their second title in as many weeks.
Video: Leander Paes calls Roger Federer one of the biggest pranksters in tennis fraternity
Video: Leander Paes calls Roger Federer one of the biggest pranksters in tennis fraternity
The Indian tennis ace also said that he misses spending his birthdays with his family
Indian tennis round-up: Saketh Myneni stuns top seed in Pune, Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach semis in Champaign
Indian tennis round-up: Saketh Myneni stuns top seed in Pune, Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach semis in Champaign
A round-up of all the Indian tennis action on Thursday.
Indian tennis round-up: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan reaches Kobe final; Leander Paes and Purav Raja advance in Knoxville
Indian tennis round-up: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan reaches Kobe final; Leander Paes and Purav Raja advance in Knoxville
Nedunchezhiyan continues to do well this season.
Indian tennis round-up: Rohan Bopanna reaches Vienna quarter-finals; Leander Paes exits Brest Challenger
Indian tennis round-up: Rohan Bopanna reaches Vienna quarter-finals; Leander Paes exits Brest Challenger
A round-up of all the Indian performances on Wednesday.
Indian tennis round-up: Divij Sharan reaches Antwerp quarter-finals, Leander Paes out of Stockholm
Indian tennis round-up: Divij Sharan reaches Antwerp quarter-finals, Leander Paes out of Stockholm
Quite a few Indians are in action this week.
Kremlin Cup: Yuki Bhambri advances to the second round
Kremlin Cup: Yuki Bhambri advances to the second round
Bhambri is a qualifier at this ATP 250 tournament.
Leander Paes removed from Sports Ministry's list for monthly allowance
Leander Paes removed from Sports Ministry's list for monthly allowance
Saketh Myneni has also not been included.
After Davis Cup snub, Leander Paes reveals plans for 2018 season
After Davis Cup snub, Leander Paes reveals plans for 2018 season
The tennis ace is in no mood to think about retiring.
US Open 2017: Leander Paes wins, Rohan Bopanna exits
US Open 2017: Leander Paes wins, Rohan Bopanna exits
Bopanna had come to the US Open with some good form.
Cincinnati Masters: Ramkumar Ramanathan enters main draw after Gael Monfils withdraws
Cincinnati Masters: Ramkumar Ramanathan enters main draw after Gael Monfils withdraws
There are three Indians playing in the doubles draw of this tournament.
18 iconic images which define India's sporting history
18 iconic images which define India's sporting history
Sports in India might not be the most desired of professions, but its achievements at the international stage is second to none.
Wimbledon 2017: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna headed for second round mixed doubles meeting
Wimbledon 2017: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna headed for second round mixed doubles meeting
Bopanna and Paes are on the same side of the draw in men's doubles too.
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes have a potential quarter-final clash
Wimbledon 2017: Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes have a potential quarter-final clash
Sania Mirza, meanwhile, has been presented with a tough draw.
Rohan Bopanna reaches Eastbourne semis, Leander Paes crashes out in Antalya
Rohan Bopanna reaches Eastbourne semis, Leander Paes crashes out in Antalya
Bopanna is looking for his first title since winning the French Open mixed doubles.
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