LEANDER PAES

  • Cricketer Atul Sharma threatened to kill me and my daughter: Leander Paes October 17, 2014

    Mumbai: Ace tennis player Leander Paes has lodged a complaint with the Bandra Kurla Complex police station stating that he has been receiving threats from cricketer Atul Sharma. According to Paes, Atul Sharma threatened to kill him and his daughter inside the Bandra court premises. Paes told the police that he had...
  • Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna ousted from Japan Open October 2, 2014

    Tokyo: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who recently recorded a memorable Davis Cup win, crashed out of the Japan Open following a straight set defeat against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Thursday. The unseeded Indian combine lost 3-6, 2-6 to the second seeded Croat-Brazilian combo in the quarter-final, which was...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title September 28, 2014

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and John...
  • Asian Games give youngsters chance to shine, says Leander Paes September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Vetern tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday said Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to shine at the Asian Games in Incheon in the absence of top players. "This will also gives lots of experience to the kids, to the youngsters. They have lot of potential, lot of talent. It...
  • I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Ali: Leander Paes September 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers. A much fitter and leaner Paes, 41, says winning a medal at the...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a fiveset battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of course,...
  • Watch: 'The Week that Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha September 14, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha shows what makes news on a dull day. He also talks about India's position in the tennis world. ...
  • TWTW: If Croatia can produce tennis champions, why can't India, discusses Cyrus September 14, 2014

    The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. ...
  • Best Davis Cup comeback win for me: Leander Paes September 14, 2014

    Bangalore: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes on Sunday said that the dramatic victory he pulled off along with partner Rohan Bopanna against formidable Serbians was the best comeback effort of his Davis Cup career. Paes and Bopanna overcame a twoset deficit to beat Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bojolzac in a...
  • Davis Cup: India trail 12 against Serbia as Paes, Bopanna win in doubles September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: The pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna kept India afloat with a stirring fiveset win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the crucial doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie on Saturday. Down by two sets and by a break in the third, the Indians...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev September 13, 2014

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his fourset loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 20 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here on Friday, felt that India faced an uphill task to get back into the tie. "It is going to be extremely tough,...
  • Bopanna open to playing with Paes at Rio Olympics September 12, 2014

    Bangalore: India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the buildup to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there...
  • No Asian Games for Leander Paes September 11, 2014

    In an exclusive interview with CNNIBN, the Indian tennis legend Paes talks about India's chances in Davis Cup and the reason for skipping the 2014 Asian Games. ...
  • Bopanna convinced me to play in Davis Cup: Leander Paes September 11, 2014

    Leander Paes is ending his Davis Cup exile and will be featuring in India's group playoff against Serbia. ...
  • It was a question of bread and butter, says Paes on missing Asiad September 10, 2014

    Bangalore: Their commitment to country questioned after a pullout from the Asian Games, India's top tennis players on Wednesday tried to put their decision in perspective by saying that they had an obligation to earn their "bread and butter". Leading singles player Somdev Devvarman was the first player to pull out...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna pull out of Asian Games September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: India will field a secondstring tennis contingent in this month's Asian Games after allowing frontline players, including Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, to play on the professional tours instead to revive their rankings. India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has already announced he will not defend the singles and...
  • Leander Paes ready to take Davis Cup responsibility yet again September 9, 2014

    Bangalore: India's ace tennis player Leander Paes on Tuesday said that he was yet again ready to take the responsibility of playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup World playoff tie against Serbia which begins on Friday. Commenting on Somdev Devvarman's comment that the tie could hinge on doubles outcome,...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup playoff September 9, 2014

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group playoff tie against former champions Serbia. ...
  • Leander Paes slides to lowest rank in 11 years September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. Paes and Stepanek, who were defending 2000 points at Flushing Meadows, had crashed out in the...
  • Leander Paes confirmed for Davis Cup tie against Serbia September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes is set to combine with Rohan Bopanna for the doubles rubber during the Davis Cup tie against Serbia, Indian captain Anand Amritraj confirmed on Sunday but he says nothing has been decided on the Asian Games squad as yet. The inclusion of 41yearold Paes in...
  • Sania Mirza advances in US Open, end of road for Leander Paes September 2, 2014

    New York: A mixed day for the Indians at the US Open saw Sania Mirza reach the quarterfinals of women's doubles and the semifinal of mixed doubles but Leander Paes failed to replicate his compatriot after losing both his men's doubles and mixed doubles. Sania, though, had the illfate of dumping...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes advance in US Open doubles event August 31, 2014

    New York: Sania Mirza won both her women's and mixed doubles matches while Leander Paes was also victorious in his mixed doubles match as both Indians advanced to the next round of the US Open here. Sania and Cara Black, seeded third, eased past Caroline Garcia of France and Romanian Monica...
  • PaesStepanek in men's doubles 3rd round of US Open August 30, 2014

    New York: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarterfinals with a straightset victory in the second round. The sixth seeded pairing defeated Chinese Taipei's Yen HsunLu and Czech Republic's Jiri Vesley 76 (3) 63 in a contest which lasted an...
  • Leander PaesCara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round August 29, 2014

    India's Leander Paes and his Zimbabwean partner Cara Black, seeded third, along with the sixth seeds Rohan Bopanna and his Slovenian teammate Katarina Srebotnik advanced to the second round of the mixed doubles at the US Open. Paes and Cara had to battle hard to beat Dutch JeanJulien Rojer and AnnaLena...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers August 28, 2014

    New York: Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Sania Mirza won their respective doubles matches to advance to the second round of the US Open at the Flushing Meadows on Wednesday. Men's doubles defending champions Paes and Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic needed an hour and 32 minutes to come out...
  • Italian teams stand in way of Paes, Bopanna at US Open August 25, 2014

    New York: Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of IndoCzech pair Leander PaesRadek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner AisamUlHaq Qureshi in the men's doubles at the US Open. Sixth seeded Paes and Stepanek will take on Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini in their opening...
  • Leander Paes drops out of top10 in latest rankings August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top10 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...
  • Leander PaesStepanek knocked out from Cincinnati Masters August 14, 2014

    Cincinnati: Fifth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were eliminated from the ATP Cincinnati Masters following their defeat against Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock. Paes and Stepanek lost 16 64 810 in the second round of the USD 4,017,355 hard court event in the run up to the US Open, the...
  • Yuki Bhambri returns to Davis Cup squad for Serbia tie August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Yuki Bhambri returned to the Indian Davis Cup squad for the World Group playoff tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected sixmember squad, to be led by country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman. Due to a heel injury, Yuki had missed out on...
  • Leander Paes not to play against Serbia in next Davis Cup tie August 7, 2014

    After making himself available for the Asian Games, veteran star Leander Paes is set to miss the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Serbia due to personal reasons. Paes is locked in a legal battle with his partner Rhea Pillai for the custody of their daughter and one of the hearings of...