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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.

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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.
5 greatest men's singles wins in Indian tennis history
5 greatest men's singles wins in Indian tennis history
When the Indians soared on the Tennis court.
French Open 2017: Mixed luck for India but Bopanna shines
French Open 2017: Mixed luck for India but Bopanna shines
Bopanna has been India's most successful campaigner at the French Open so far.
India at the French Open 2017: Mirza knocked out, Paes, Bopanna through
India at the French Open 2017: Mirza knocked out, Paes, Bopanna through
All Indian players are still in the running for the mixed doubles title.
Italian Open: Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova enter semi-finals
Italian Open: Sania Mirza and Yaroslava Shvedova enter semi-finals
Rohan Bopanna is still alive in the Rome Masters draw.
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.
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