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File image of Leander Paes.(File)

Leander: 'I'm getting fitter, stronger...I'm back'

By Rutvick Mehta
PUBLISHED ON MAR 23, 2021 07:15 PM IST
  • In his 30 years of playing professional tennis, the 18-time Grand Slam champion has never had 11 months off like he did from March last year, a season that was meant to be Paes’s “One Last Roar” but instead saw him switch off totally from the sport.
File photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

Paes eyeing ‘unbreakable’ record eighth straight Olympics in Tokyo

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 11, 2020 08:46 PM IST
On the Christmas Day of 2019, Paes had announced his ‘One Last Roar’ tagline, calling 2020 to be his last season as a professional player, culminating with the Tokyo Olympics.
File image of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

Leander Paes ready with his ‘new version’ but concerned about Tokyo Games

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Paes, who turned 47 on Wednesday, had announced that 2020 would be his last seasonand Tokyo Games was expected to be his swansong event but the COVID-19 pandemic upset his plans.
File image of Leander Paes.(File)
File image of Leander Paes.(File)

‘To sprint another 100m for the sake of record books is very relevant’: Leander Paes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Rutvick Mehta
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 07:42 PM IST
PEERLESS: Living and breathing tennis from the age of 5, key on return will be fitness levels and recovery: Paes.
Leander Paes in action(Getty Images)
Leander Paes in action(Getty Images)

If Tokyo Games don’t happen, won’t wait for next Olympics: Leander Paes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Between 1992 and 2016, Paes has appeared in every Olympics, making him the only Indian to feature in seven Olympic Games.
File image of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
File image of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

Record eighth Olympics, 100th Grand Slam appearance on Leander Paes’ mind

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Paes has so far played 97 Grand Slam matches and the uncertainty surrounding the resumption of the tennis season following the Covid-19 pandemic may not allow the veteran to get to the magical three-figure mark.
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)
Leander Paes in action.(Hindustan Times)

Leander Paes stresses on learning something new during lockdown

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:26 PM IST
“It is important to focus on learning new skills during the lockdown”, Paes said on how to best utilise this time away from tennis action and keep yourself active and mentally fit, as quoted by AITA’s official website.
File photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
File photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

Amid lockdown, Leander Paes comes up with ‘Frying Pan’ challenge

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2020 12:43 PM IST
Earlier this week, Swiss Maestro Roger Federer had posted a video of himself volleying, while slamming the ball on the wall.
India's Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes celebrate after winning the match.(REUTERS)
India's Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes celebrate after winning the match.(REUTERS)

Paes-Bopanna keep India alive with win in do-or-die doubles against Croatia

Zagreb | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAR 07, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Coming into the do-or-die match, the Indians, with a combined age of 86, won 6-3 6-7 (9) 7-5 after two hours and 21 minutes against Pavic and Skugor, ranked 15 and 32 respectively.
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Hindustan Times)

AITA keeps Leander Paes in playing squad, Divij Sharan made reserve member for Croatia tie

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 25, 2020 06:32 PM IST
The national federation had initially announced a six-member squad for the Qualifiers tie, scheduled to be held in Zagreb on the hard courts on March 6-7. Croatia is the top-seeded team in the 24-team Qualifiers.
India's Leander Paes pose for photographs.(PTI)
India's Leander Paes pose for photographs.(PTI)

Leander Paes felicitated on last day of Bengaluru Open

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 08:39 PM IST
Paes, who is playing his final year of professional tennis, and his Australian partner Ebden had lost to Indian pair of Purav Raja and Ramkumar Ramanathan in the men’s doubles final on Saturday.
Bengaluru: India's Leander Paes pose for photographs after the doubles final match at ATP Challenger tour Bengaluru Open 2020, at Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association in Bengaluru, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI2_15_2020_000186A)(PTI)
Bengaluru: India's Leander Paes pose for photographs after the doubles final match at ATP Challenger tour Bengaluru Open 2020, at Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association in Bengaluru, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI2_15_2020_000186A)(PTI)

At home, Leander Paes’ final waltz

Hindustan Times, Pune/Bengaluru | By Sukhwant Basra
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2020 10:19 AM IST
Few Parallels --- The music coming off Paes’ speaker has mellowed from hip hop to easy jazz but he stays a creature of routine with persistent focus on ‘deliberate perfect practice’
Leander Paes pose for photographs after the doubles final match at ATP Challenger tour Bengaluru Open 2020.(PTI)
Leander Paes pose for photographs after the doubles final match at ATP Challenger tour Bengaluru Open 2020.(PTI)

Leander Paes finishes second best in his last outing at home

Bengaluru | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 11:32 PM IST
Paes, who is playing his final year of professional tennis, and his Australian partner Ebden were no match for their rivals, losing 0-6 3-6 in the summit clash that lasted just 56 minutes.
Saketh Myneni ( IND) in action.(File Photo)
Saketh Myneni ( IND) in action.(File Photo)

Indian singles challenge ends at Bengaluru Open

Bengaluru | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Prajnesh Gunneswarah, Sumit Nagal, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni, Niki Poonacha and Sidhart Rawat were all knocked out. Myneni was the only one who managed to stretch his match into three sets.
Leander Paes in action against Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova of OUE Singapore Slammers Mixed Doubles during the Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League at IG Stadium in New Delhi in 2015(Hindustan Times)
Leander Paes in action against Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova of OUE Singapore Slammers Mixed Doubles during the Coca Cola International Premier Tennis League at IG Stadium in New Delhi in 2015(Hindustan Times)

The journey of Leander Paes

Hindustan Times | By Abhishek Paul
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 08:36 PM IST
Paes has announced his retirement from professional tennis. The champ played best in India colours, and remains the only Indian Olympic medallist in tennis
Indian tennis great Leander Paes(Tata Open)
Indian tennis great Leander Paes(Tata Open)

We need Dravids and Gopichands for Indian tennis to flourish: Leander Paes

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 07, 2020 06:36 PM IST
The veteran feels the tennis has to be reinvented like other sports to attract more kids and said the competition is huge with the league such as IPL, Premier Badminton League, Ultimate Table Tennis.
India's Leander Paes in action during the match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.(REUTERS)
India's Leander Paes in action during the match against Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.(REUTERS)

Leander Paes part of Indian Davis Cup team for Croatia tie

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2020 06:29 PM IST
Leander Paes, who announced in January that he will be calling time on his 30-year professional career at the end of the 2020 season, is accompanied by fellow doubles veteran Rohan Bopanna in the team.
File image of India tennis star Rohan Bopanna.(AFP)
File image of India tennis star Rohan Bopanna.(AFP)

Australian Open 2020: Indian challenge ends as Rohan Bopanna bows out

Melbourne | By PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The Indo-Ukrainian pair went down 0-6 2-6 to fifth seed Nikola Mektic and Barbora Krejcikova in a 47-minute encounter.
File photo of Leander Paes.(REUTERS)
File photo of Leander Paes.(REUTERS)

Australian Open 2020: Leander Paes crashes out of mixed doubles

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2020 02:21 PM IST
Australian Open: Paes, who was pairing up with Latvia’s Jelena Ostapenko, lost to the duo of Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Briton Jamie Murray 6-2, 7-5 in a match that lasted one hour and seven minutes.
Leander Paes’ legacy will always be his pioneering effort to put Indian tennis on the doubles map — an Indian-record of 18 Grand Slams titles and a world-record 42 wins in the format in the Davis Cup(ANI)
Leander Paes’ legacy will always be his pioneering effort to put Indian tennis on the doubles map — an Indian-record of 18 Grand Slams titles and a world-record 42 wins in the format in the Davis Cup(ANI)

The mixed legacy of Leander Paes

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2019 07:34 PM IST
His Olympics medal and doubles record stands out. But could he have done more?
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
A file photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

Leander Paes prepares for one last roar, to retire in 2020

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 25, 2019 11:48 PM IST
Leander Paes, who is the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with 44 wins, recently dropped out of top-100 for the first time in 19 years.
Leander Paes(R) and non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal addresses a press conference at DLTA, in New Delhi.(PTI)
Leander Paes(R) and non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal addresses a press conference at DLTA, in New Delhi.(PTI)

New generation should have replaced me by now: Leander Paes

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 10:03 PM IST
The 46-year-old Indian went on to better his own record by achieving his 44th Davis Cup doubles win, this time partnering debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, as India routed Pakistan 4-0 last week.
A file photo of Leander Paes.(PTI)
A file photo of Leander Paes.(PTI)

It was an important victory for us: Leander Paes on Davis Cup win over Pakistan

New Delhi | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2019 12:34 PM IST
India had progressed to the 2020 Qualifiers after securing a 4-0 lead against Pakistan in the Davis Cup on Saturday.
Leander Paes of India(Getty Images)
Leander Paes of India(Getty Images)

Paes betters Davis Cup record, India secure tie against Pakistan

Nur-Sultan | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 04:01 PM IST
Pakistani teenagers Mohammed Shoaib and Hufaiza Abdul Rehman were no match for the Indian combination of battle-hardened Paes and Jeevan, who needed just 53 minutes to win 6-1 6-3.
File photo of Leander Paes.(File)
File photo of Leander Paes.(File)

I don’t ask about location or opponent when it comes to playing for India: Leander Paes

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 21, 2019 09:20 PM IST
All three are now part of India’s Davis Cup squad which will travel to Nur-Sultan for the November 29-30 tie, the winner of which will compete in the 2020 World Group Qualifiers.
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)
Rohan Bopanna during a match against Leander Paes and Reyes Varela at Tata Open Maharashtra 2019.(PTI)

Rohan Bopanna pulls out of tie against Pakistan due to shoulder injury

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2019 09:14 PM IST
Bopanna, who underwent an MRI scan on Monday, communicated his unavailability to non-playing captain Rohit Rajpal.
File photo of Mahesh Bhupathi.(AP)
File photo of Mahesh Bhupathi.(AP)

Davis Cup: Mahesh Bhupathi was badly treated, says Jaidip Mukerjea

Kolkata | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2019 08:29 PM IST
Bhupathi and some senior players had refused to travel to Pakistan before the International Tennis Federation (ITF) shifted the tie out of Islamabad to a neutral venue.
File image of Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
File image of Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

AITA picks eight-member squad for Pakistan tie; Paes, top-players return

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 14, 2019 03:18 PM IST
In the squad announced by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) selection committee here, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Saketh Myneni and Siddharth Rawat also found places in the team.
Katy Perry (second from left) with Devraj Sanyal (centre) and Jacqueline Fernandes.
Katy Perry (second from left) with Devraj Sanyal (centre) and Jacqueline Fernandes.

Malavika’s Mumbaistan: You’re Gonna Hear Her Roar

Hindustan Times | By Malavika’s Mumbaistan: You’re Gonna Hear Her Roar, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2019 06:35 AM IST
Before you hear Katy Perry roar at the DY Patil stadium over the weekend, the pop empress will be getting her fair share of Bollywood
File photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)
File photo of Leander Paes.(Getty Images)

Leander Paes drops out of top-100 for first time in 19 years

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2019 04:10 PM IST
With 856 points, Paes is now fourth-highest ranked Indian player behind Rohan Bopanna (38), Divij Sharan (46) and Purav Raja, who re-entered the top-100 by jumping eight places to 93.
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