Perhaps the most prolific of the Indian players, Leander Paes has always been a formidable force in court. Whether it was his intense performance or tough determination, Paes was instrumental in making tennis in India more than just a sport.
Many of his feats on the field ushered in a new era in Indian tennis, stemming from passion and power, instead of the masterpieces that simply defined the sport. Stylish and gaudy, really reliable of Paes that he was very adept at making this sport very popular in a country known for cricket fever.
One of the greatest of contemporary contemporary tennis players, Paes has incredible records. His heroism with the tennis racket on the international stage can be rooted even in his teenage years. Not only did he win the Junior US Open and Wimbledon titles, he also rose to number one in the world rankings.
Paes exploded in the professional scene in 1991 with much interest, because it was the following year that saw him play in the quarter-finals of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. But his bigger celebrity came four years later in the next Olympics in Atlanta when he defeated Fernando Meligeni to win a bronze medal, becoming the first Indian player in the 44s to win a medal. individual chapter.
Being the first of India and also the only player to have participated in seven Olympic Games, continuously through 1992 to 2016, Paes also holds a commendable record in Grand Slam tournaments. With eight pairs and ten mixed pairs in his cat, Paes was also the only player after legendary Rod Laver to win the Wimbledon title in three decades.
Leander Paes not only held the career of Grand Slam in the mixed doubles, but he also won a rare double when winning both male and mixed titles in the 1999 Wimbledon tournament. As a captain, Paes also holds the record for the most number of Davis Cup wins with a 43 win.
Not only that, at 41 years, Paes also became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam event when he won the mixed crown at the 2015 Australian Open alongside Swiss player Martina Hingis. Along with another illustrious Indian player Mahesh Bhupathi, Paes has a formidable reputation in the world of double tennis. Called The Indian Express, the couple have won several victories for India in many international tournaments.