LEANDER PAES

  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others 21 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Sania Mirza grabbed her third mixed doubles Grand Slam title and wrapped up her dream season with the year-end finale trophy even as India's established male tennis players found the going tough in 2014. 28-year-old Sania, who has many firsts to her name, grew further in stature as she...
  • Leander Paes undergoes dope test 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian tennis star Leander Paes underwent a routine dope test conducted by National Anti-doping Agency (NADA) officials on Wednesday. "I had early morning visitors...Thanks WADA for keeping my sport clean!!!," the 41-year-old, who won Olympic bronze medal in 1996 Atlanta Games, wrote on Facebook Wednesday. He also posted a picture with...
  • Leander Paes refused to play in IPTL, says Mahesh Bhupathi December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said his estranged doubles partner Leander Paes turned down the invitation to play in the tournament's ongoing inaugural season. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the only Indians playing in the League boasting of past and former greats including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and...
  • Leander Paes hails PTL as good for Indian players December 2, 2014

    Pune: Multiple Grand Slam winner Leander Paes on Tuesday backed the proliferation of leagues in different sporting disciplines as vehicles to promote the players and the sport itself. The tennis veteran singled out the Amanora Premier Tennis League (PTL) being held as an ideal example for providing the platform for Indian...
  • Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL November 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with 70 points...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss November 21, 2014

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with 52 points while...
  • Leander Paes loses as Punjab Marshalls trail in CTL November 20, 2014

    Chandigarh: Playing his first singles match since 2008, Leander Paes produced an inspired show but went down fighting to former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera as his Wave Punjab Marshalls team trailed 0-2 against Mumbai Tennis Masters in the Champions Tennis League here on Thursday. Paes, who stepped in for an...
  • Champions of Tennis: Game's legends on CNN-IBN November 18, 2014

    The Champions Tennis League (CTL), a brainchild of Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, got under way on November 17 in New Delhi. ...
  • For me CTL is about friendships, says Leander Paes November 17, 2014

    New Delhi: As a new and unique brand of tennis makes its debut in the country with a mix of Indian and international stars, veteran Leander Paes says the Champions Tennis League, for him, is about "making friendships". The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league is kicking off this evening with a double-header...
  • Champions Tennis League kicks off as India to witness new genre of tennis November 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league will kick...
  • Champions Tennis League integrates Indian, foreign players nicely: Leander Paes November 15, 2014

    Eager to play in the upcoming Champions Tennis League (CTL), starting on Monday, veteran Indian star Leander Paes on Saturday said that the new league has integrated the international and national players well. "I think Vijay (Amritraj) has done a great job in the CTL format. CTL goes from city to...
  • Leander Paes replaces David Ferrer in Champions Tennis League's Punjab Marshalls November 11, 2014

    Bangalore: Champions Tennis League on Tuesday announced that Indian tennis professional, World No. 29 (Doubles) Leander Paes would now be completing team Punjab Marshalls in CTL 2014. Among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, Leander is the recipient of India's highest...
  • My commitment for India should not be questioned: Leander Paes October 30, 2014

    A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India. The...
  • Play for India to avail grants: Sports Ministry issues diktat October 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Taking exception to top Indian tennis players, who were reluctant to compete in the recent Asian Games, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday said individual players will be able to avail grants from it only if they are available for India when needed. The ministry's diktat comes after players like...
  • 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...