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Paes is hungry for more Slam trophies

sports Updated: Feb 03, 2010 21:47 IST

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After bagging a record equalling 11th Grand Slam title at the Australian Open, Leander Paes is eyeing at least five or six more Major trophies.

Paes equalled Mahesh Bhupathi's Indian record for most Slam trophies last week after wining mixed doubles trophy at the Australian Open with partner Cara Black.

"I would love to win five or six more grand slams. I would love to take part in my sixth Olympics," Paes said at a media interaction here.

Paes said he has always enjoyed his stay in Australia and termed as "unfortunate" the recent attacks on the Indians in Down Under.

"It is very unfortunate that way that things have been going on in India and Australia. I have had long relations with Australians. Tony Roche coached me for three and half years in Sydney, where I lived with his family.

"Bob Carmichael, one of the greatest coaches in my life, taught me how to play the game of doubles. I lived with him in Melbourne. I can speak for myself that I have had some amazing interactions with them," he said.

Australia had also forfeited its Davis Cup tie against India last year but Paes hoped soon things will become better.

"Whether it is tennis or cricket, people of Australia and India have shared great professional relationship. I believe that sports should be one of those vehicles to bridge good ties between countries," Paes said.