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Leander Paes Biography & Latest News

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

India at the Davis Cup: Top singles players urgently required
India at the Davis Cup: Top singles players urgently required
The Indian team has done well in the Davis Cup only when top singles players have been a part of the squad.
Mahesh Bhupathi attempts to shut out false claims by Leander Paes with these screenshots
Mahesh Bhupathi attempts to shut out false claims by Leander Paes with these screenshots
Bhupathi uploaded screenshots of his conversation with Leander Paes on Facebook.
With proper funding, India can soon have a champion singles player, says India's Davis Cup team coach
With proper funding, India can soon have a champion singles player, says India's Davis Cup team coach
In an exclusive interview with Sportskeeda, Zeeshan Ali opened up about the problems faced by young Indian tennis players.
Davis Cup: Leander Paes questions Mahesh Bhupathi's style after being left out of squad
Davis Cup: Leander Paes questions Mahesh Bhupathi's style after being left out of squad
For the first time in 27 years, Paes has not made the Davis Cup squad when fit.
Davis Cup 2017: Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes left out of squad to face Uzbekistan
Davis Cup 2017: Rohan Bopanna, Leander Paes left out of squad to face Uzbekistan
India's best doubles players have been named as reserves.
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's reconciliation good for Indian tennis: Naresh Kumar
Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi's reconciliation good for Indian tennis: Naresh Kumar
Kumar also gave his opinion on Roger Federer's spectacular comeback from injury.
ATP Dubai: Rohan Bopanna overcomes Leander Paes to reach doubles final
ATP Dubai: Rohan Bopanna overcomes Leander Paes to reach doubles final
Bopanna and Marcin Matkowski of Poland come through in 1 hour and 8 minutes to seal a 6-3, 3-6, 10-6 win.
ATP Dubai: Rohan Bopanna enters semi-finals, Leander Paes makes winning start
ATP Dubai: Rohan Bopanna enters semi-finals, Leander Paes makes winning start
Bopanna and Paes can meet at the semi-finals stage.
Delray Beach: Leander Paes and Yen-Hsun Lu upset Bryan brothers to enter semis
Delray Beach: Leander Paes and Yen-Hsun Lu upset Bryan brothers to enter semis
The Indo-Taipei pair face off against third seeds, Treat Huey and Max Mirnyi in the next round.
Australian Open 2017: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis book quarter-final berth
Australian Open 2017: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis book quarter-final berth
Paes and Hingis won the title in 2015.
Australian Open Day 7 : Disappointing day for Indians as Sania crashes out, even as Paes/Hingis advance
Australian Open Day 7 : Disappointing day for Indians as Sania crashes out, even as Paes/Hingis advance
While the women's doubles disappointed, two Indians are through at the girls' singles.
Australian Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig start campaign against US Open mixed doubles champions
Australian Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig start campaign against US Open mixed doubles champions
The 30-year-old has had a comfortable route to the womens doubles third round so far.
Australian Open 2017: Leander Paes/Andre Sa crash out in first round; Indian duo of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan also eliminated
Australian Open 2017: Leander Paes/Andre Sa crash out in first round; Indian duo of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan also eliminated
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna won their matches in the ongoing Australian Open.
Australian Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova have easy route to the semis
Australian Open 2017: Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova have easy route to the semis
The Indo-Czech pair are expected to face second seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Lucie Safarova in the semi-finals.
DD Sports gears up for films on Indian Olympians
DD Sports gears up for films on Indian Olympians
DD Sports is looking to commission films on Sindhu, Paes, Mary Kom and others and has set aside a budget of Rs 12 crore.
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