LEANDER PAES

  • Sania-Soares, Paes-Hingis pairs reach Australian Open semis 10 hours 45 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Sania Mirza and Leander Paes were on course for a Australian Open showdown as they reached the mixed doubles semi-finals with their respective partners, Wednesday. Sania Mirza and her top-seeded Brazilian partner Bruno Soares carved out an easy 6-2, 6-2 win over the home pair of Casey Dellacqua and John...
  • Leander Paes advances, Rohan Bopanna out of Australian Open 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis entered the mixed doubles second round, while the Indo-Czech combination of Rohan Bopanna and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova faltered in the first round of the Australian Open on Sunday. The Indo-Swiss pair of Paes and Hingis defeated Australian pair of Masa Jovanovic and Sam Thompson 6-2,...
  • Sania Mirza, Leander Paes make it all-win day for India at Australian Open 1 week ago

    Melbourne: India enjoyed an all-win day at the Australian Open tennis Grand Slam after Leander Paes and Sania Mirza sailed into the second round of their respective men's and women's doubles events on Wednesday. Sania and her Chinese Taipei partner Su-Wei Hsieh, who are seeded second, defeated the Argentine-Swiss combine of...
  • Leander Paes gears up for Australian Open 2015 January 20, 2015

    Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen, who won the Heineken Open in Auckland, are seeded 10th at the Australian Open. ...
  • Bopanna-Nestor seeded 7th, Paes-Klaasen 10th at Australian Open January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: India's doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor were on Sunday seeded seventh in the men's doubles event of the Australian Open, where they will begin their campaign against Marcos Baghdatis and Marinko Matosevic. Bopanna and Nestor are coming into the first Major of the year after...
  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen win Heineken Open doubles title January 17, 2015

    Auckland: India's Leander Paes and his South African partner Raven Klaasen, seeded fourth, beat Dominic Inglot and Florin Mergea to win the Heineken Open men's doubles title on Saturday. They beat the British-Romanian pairing 7-6 (1), 6-4 at the $519,395 hard court event for their first title this year. It was the...
  • Leander Paes-Klaasen reach final of Heineken Open January 16, 2015

    Auckland: Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen breezed into the title clash of the Heineken Open after knocking out second seeds Bruno Soares and Alexander Peya in the semifinals, here on Friday. The fourth seeded Indo-South African pair rallied to beat the Brazilian-Austrian combo 3-6 6-3 in the semifinals of the USD...
  • I am motivated by excellence: Leander Paes January 12, 2015

    Chennai: The passion to achieve excellence everyday is what motivates Leander Paes the most and the ageless wonder's mantra in life is to focus on positives. In an exclusive chat with PTI, the 41-year-old tennis legend explained how he keeps himself motivated to come on to the courts everyday and produce...
  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen fail to cross final hurdle at Chennai Open January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray outplayed top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen to win the men's doubles title at the Chennai Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Paes and his 99th doubles partner Klaasen tried their best before going down 3-6, 6-7 (4) to a superior pair on the day. Despite...
  • New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net. Paes, who even at 41 is agile while...
  • Leander Paes on course for seventh Chennai Open title January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament here today. Then Indo-South African had little difficulty in beating the Spaniards 6-3 6-3 on the main court of...
  • Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis January 8, 2015

    Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa lived up to their billing and entered the semifinals of the men's doubles event at the ATP Chennai Open with a hard-fought win over Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Saketh Myneni, here on Thursday. The Paes-Klaasen combination came from a...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tournament. The Indian fans' hopes of seeing their tennis heroes Bhupathi and Paes play against...
  • Leander Paes enters Chennai Open 2nd round with straight sets win January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Ravfen Klaasen, Tuesday made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round. Top seeded Paes and Klaasen won their first round match against Andrea haider Maurer of Austria...
  • Top Indian tennis players begin new year at home with Chennai Open January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament beginning here on Monday. Other than Indian troika...
  • Yearender: Terrific 2014 for Sania Mirza but struggle for others December 26, 2014

    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 December 24, 2014

    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...