Leander Paes

Leander Paes drops out of top 10 in latest rankings

Leander-PaesNew Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top-10 after losing a place in the doubles ranking, while Rohan Bopanna slid to 29 following a steep loss of eight places in the new chart issued on Monday.

Paes, who lost in the second round of the Cincinnati Masters with partner Radek Stepanek, is now placed 11th and continues to be India`s top-ranked player.

Paes and Bopanna are the only top-30 players from the country in the world rankings while left-handed Divij Sharan, who is unchanged this week, is the next best at 111.

Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games

leander-paes-sania-mirzaNew Delhi: Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was today included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.

The selection committee announced a 12-member team, which also has last edition`s gold medal winners Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh. Somdev had won the men`s singles gold as well as the men`s doubles gold with Sanam.

Tall and big-serving Saketh Myneni and Yuki Bhambri will make their debut at the prestigious quadrennial event, to be held in Incheon, Korea from September 19-October 4.

I'm going after 41 now, 42, and then 43: Leander

Leander-PaesNew York, Sep 9 : Despite being the oldest man to win the US Open men's doubles tennis title at 40, India's Leander Paes is showing no signs of slowing down.

"Today Radek helped me to get to be the oldest man or the oldest tennis player to ever win a Grand Slam in the Open era. I thank him for that, and we are definitely not done. I'm going after 41 now, 42, and then 43," said Leander after winning the doubles title with his Czech partner Radek Stepanek at the Flushing Meadows here Sunday.

Paes and Stepanek's US Open title march

Paes and Stepanek's US Open title marchNew York, Sep 9 - India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek, who won the US Open title beating Austrian Alexander Peya and Brazilian Bruno Soiares in straight sets in the final, won their four earlier rounds in three sets.

Paes and Stepanek won their first round in straight sets, but were stretched to three sets in the next four matches.

Paes-Stepanek stun Bryans, enter US Open final

Paes-Stepanek stun Bryans, enter US Open finalNew York, Sep 6 - India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek rallied to stun defending champions Mike and Bob Bryan and enter their second successive final at the US Open tennis championships.

The Indo-Czech pair had avenged their defeat last year in the title clash by the American twins, beating them in three sets 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 here at Flushing Meadows Thursday.

Paes-Melzer lose at French Open

Paes-MelzerParis, June 1 : Ninth seeds Leander Paes and Jurgen Melzer were shown the door in the men's doubles second round at the French Open here Saturday.

The Indo-Austrian lost to Uruguay's Pablo Cuevas and Argentine Horacio Zeballos 7-5, 4-6, 6-7 on court 17 of Roland Garros.

Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna play their opening mixed doubles matches later in the day.(IANS)

India's Davis Cup team presented Chairos watches

Leander-Paes-Somdev-DevvarmanBangalore, April 9 : The four members of the India's winning Davis Cup team were presented with a Chairos watch each by e-commerce firm QNET India.

India won the Asia/Oceania relegation play-off 5-0 against Indonesia Sunday.

Paes feeling young at 39

Leander-PaesBangalore, April 4 : Even after 23 years of Davis Cup tennis, Leander Paes feels he is still young enough to continue since the tricolour and the very thought of representing India provides him all the motivation he needs.

The 39-year-old will be playing his 50th Davis Cup tie Saturday, a milestone that seems to surprise him. "Fiftieth? Are you sure? I still feel young," said the Kolkata-born, Mumbai-based Paes, who has a 48-22 win-loss Davis Cup record in singles and 39-10 in doubles.

Somdev, Paes and Bhupathi out of Miami Masters

Paes-Bhupathi-SomdevMiami, March 25 : It was a day to forget for Indian tennis as Somdev Devvarman, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were all knocked out of the ATP Miami Masters here, losing their respective singles and doubles matches.

Somdev went down 6-2, 6-4 to two-time defending champion and World No. 1 Novak Djokovic in just 68 minutes in their third-round clash Sunday night.

Miami Masters: Paes, Llodra ease into 2nd round

Michael-Llodra-Leander-PaesMiami, March 22 : India's Leander Paes and his French partner Michael Llodra advanced to the second round of the ATP Miami Masters here with a straight-set victory over Germany's Christopher Kas and Philipp Kohlschreiber.

The seventh seeds beat the German pair 6-3, 7-5 Thursday night and will now face the winners of the match between Grigor Dimitrov-Frederik Nielsen and Christian Harrison-Ryan Harrison.

The Indian-French duo hardly faced any difficulty in the first set and dispatched their opponents after converting one of the four break points on offer.

No 2 seeds Paes, Stepanek stunned

No 2 seeds Paes, Stepanek stunnedMelbourne, Jan 17 - Reigning champions Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were knocked out in the first round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open here Thursday. They lost 3-6, 5-7 to South African Kevin Anderson and Israeli Jonathan Erlich.

The second-seeded Indo-Czech pair was beaten 3-6, 5-7 by the Israeli-South African combination in a shade less than an hour and half.

Paes, who completed a career Grand Slam of winning all four majors here last year, and Stepanek were listless in the first set.

Sports legends Leander Paes at the "Fit India Come N' Play Day" event,in New Delhi on Sunday

Sports legends Leander Paes at the "Fit India Come N' Play Day" event,in New Delhi on Sunday

Event : Sports legends Leander Paes at the "Fit India Come N' Play Day" event,in New Delhi on Sunday

Leander Paes To Act In Kohli’s 'Rajdhani Express'

Leander Paes To Act In Kohli’s 'Rajdhani Express'Leander Paes is ready to make entry in the Hindi film industry with 'Rajdhani Express'.

'Rajdhani Express' will be directed by Ashok Kohli.

Paes will be seen playing the role of a common man in the flick.

Leander, who is progeny of the noted Bengali poet and dramatist Michael Madhusudan Dutt, had been offered this film way back in 1996, but he was too engrossed in tennis and self admittedly, not 'ready' to take the plunge into acting.

Paes-Dlouhy in quarterfinals of French Open

Leander-Paes-Lucas-DlouhyDefending champions Leander Paes and Lucas Dlouhy have continued their winning lead. They have managed to storm into the quarterfinals of the French Open doubles event.

Last year they have won the tiles and this year they were a step ahead to grab the trophy. They beat Santiago Gonzalez and Travis RettenMayer in Paris in a straight set.

They are currently at the third seed in the ATP ranking. Their opponents were unseeded and quite inexperienced as well. Paes and Dlouhy have lifted their game up to upset them in straight sets.

Paes and Bhupathi enlightens India’s hopes at Davis Cup race

Leander Paes, Mahesh BhupathiThe Indian doubles specialists Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi defeated Russia's Igor Kunitsyn and Teimuraz Gabashvili in straight sets and kept ray of hope alive for the country to do something at the Davis Cup World Group.

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the winners of 14 Grand Slam titles during their career, would lock horns with Russia today.

Earlier, they closed the match by outclassing the Russian duo 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 in one hour 36 minutes.

Paes-Dlouhy duo storms into Dubai Open quarters

Paes-Dlouhy duo storms into Dubai Open quartersIndia's Leander Paes and his partner Lukas Dlouhy of Czech Republic have entered into the quarterfinals of the mixed doubles events of the US $1,619,500 Dubai Open tennis tournament on Tuesday.

The Indo-Czech duo got past Polish duo of Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in straight sets by 7-6 (7) 6-3 in the first round. The second seeded pair of Paes-Dlouhy won the first set after it went to tie-breaker while second set was just a cakewalk for them.

Leander Paes in, Yuki Bhambri out of Davis Cup squad

Leander Paes in, Yuki Bhambri out of Davis Cup squadIndia has announced their squad for the Davis Cup tie against Russia and the young tennis sensation Yuki Bhambri has been dropped while Leander Paes has been included in the team.

Indian non-playing captain SP Mishra said that Yuki has opted to not to play in the Davis Cup tie as he will participate in the ATP Challenger circuits in USA for improving his ATP rankings.

He added that Yuki was included in the Davis Cup tie against South Africa due unavailability of the Paes, who was down with shoulder injury.

Leander Paes Ready To Make Debut In Bollywood!

Leander Paes Ready To Make Debut In Bollywood!Tennis biggie Leander Paes is ready to make entry into the Hindi Film Industry as he has recently signed on to play a lead role in a Hindi movie.

When questioned what he would like to do when his long and victorious career as a tennis professional finally over, Paes had mentioned various options, which includes writing columns, establishing a sports science institute, doing business in fashion designing and doing TV commentary.

"I could even turn a filmstar, don't I have the looks!" Paes said.

That was a good 4 years back and hum like a joke.

Leander bags another big title

Leander-Paes-Cara-BlackLeander Paes was able to win yet another notable title, as at last, Sunday's Australian Open mixed doubles triumph aided him catch up with Mahesh Bhupathi's record of 11 Grand Slam crowns.

But as per Peas, helping Cara complete a Grand Slam in mixed doubles gave him the most satisfaction after he and Cara Black overpowered the unseeded Jaroslav Levinsky and Ekaterina Makarova 7-5, 6-3 in 68 minutes.

He explained, "She had won the other three and we had talked about the missing one during the course of this fortnight. She was a bit nervous at the start of the final."

Paes-Cara clinch Australian Open title

Leander Paes Cara BlackIndia's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black have won the mixed doubles title in the Australian Open after defeating Ekaterina Makarova of Russia and  Jaroslav Levinsky of Czech Republic on Sunday.

The top seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair registered straight set victory over the unseeded pair of Ekaterina and Jaroslav 7-5, 6-3 in one hour and eight minutes in the final to win their second Grand Slam title at the Melbourne Park.




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