Leander Paes

  • Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea 09-04-2014 12:35 PM

    Mumbai: India's veteran tennis star Leander Paes gave kudos to the Somdev Devvarman-spearheaded squad for clinching the Davis Cup play-off berth with a 3-1 away game victory over South Korea last week, but cautioned that the next tie against Serbia would be a difficult one. "The next tie is going...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 05-04-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: A starry fundraising auction will offer a chance to fly with superstar Shah Rukh Khan on his private jet, win a dinner date with heartthrob Ranbir Kapoor and spend an entire day with Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra. Swades Foundation, founded by former UTV boss Ronnie and wife Zarina...
  • Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open 21-03-2014 10:32 AM

    Miami: Sania Mirza and Cara Black fought their way into the second round even as Leander Paes made his third first-round exit in five tournaments this year when he lost his opening round at the Sony Open with partner Radek Stepanek. Sania and Zimbabwe's Cara, seeded fifth, faced stiff resistance...
  • Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells 13-03-2014 01:41 PM

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek went down fighting to Swiss duo of Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka in the men's doubles quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament here. The unseeded Swiss stars needed a super tie breaker to beat the fourth seeded Indo-Czech...
  • Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals 11-03-2014 06:11 PM

    Indian Wells: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek downed Jonathan Erlich and Richard Gasquet in straight sets to reach the quarter-finals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament, here. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech pair quelled the challenge of the wild card opponents 6-3 7-5 in one hour and 16 minutes in...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals 10-03-2014 04:45 PM

    Indian Wells: Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber. The Indo-Czech pair needed a Super Tie Breaker to beat the Polish-German team 7-6(6) 3-6...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged 03-03-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Following his title win at the ATP Dubai 500 event, India's Rohan Bopanna on Monday jumped four places to 12th in the latest doubles ranking chart. Leander Paes, who was unchanged at 10th, continues to be India's number one player in doubles while Mahesh Bhupathi slipped further to...
  • Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev 03-02-2014 01:33 PM

    Indore: With India's recent Davis Cup triumph against Chinese Taipei coming without the experience of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, the country's numero uno singles player Somdev Devvarman feels it is time that the focus shifts from the veteran duo to the youngsters. India thrashed Chinese Taipei 5-0 in the...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri 25-01-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: Tennis star Leander Paes and badminton player-turned-coach Pullela Gopichand were on Saturday selected for the prestigious Padma Bhushan awards while cricketer Yuvraj Singh was among the seven sportspersons chosen for this year's Padma Shri award. Squash player Dipika Pallikal, former Indian women's cricket captain Anjum Chopra, Sunil Dabas...
  • Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles 22-01-2014 11:51 AM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek lost their men's doubles quarter-finals while Rohan Bopanna went down in his last-eight match in the mixed doubles at the Australia Open here on Wednesday. Paes-Stepanek suffered a 2-6, 6-7 loss to Michael Llodra and Nicholas Mahut, the 13th seeds...
  • Paes, Sania, Bopanna advance to Australian Open quarter-finals 20-01-2014 04:38 PM

    Melbourne: Leander Paes emerged victorious in a tight mixed doubles contest against Mahesh Bhupathi to advance to the quarter-finals while Sania Mirza stormed into the last-eight stage in her two events at the Australian Open here on Monday. Paes and his Slovakian partner Daniela Hantuchova, unseeded in the tournament, scored...
  • Paes advance in mixed, men's doubles; Bopanna-Qureshi bows out 19-01-2014 05:19 PM

    Melbourne: It was a fruitful day for veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who sailed into the quarter-finals of the men's doubles with Czech partner Radek Stepanek, besides making the second round of the mixed doubles with Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova at the Australian Open, here on Sunday. Fifth seeds Paes and...
  • Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open 19-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes ended young compatriot Yuki Bhambri's dream run in the men's doubles at Australian Open here on Sunday. Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek beat the unseeded team of Bhambri and Michael Venus in straight sets to march into the quarter-finals. The fifth seeds cantered to...
  • Good day for India's top players at Australian Open 18-01-2014 08:09 PM

    Melbourne: It was a good day for India's top players at the Melbourne Park except for veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, who in all probability played his last men's doubles match at the tournament. Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza all won their matches in the doubles competition. But there was...
  • Paes-Stepanek in third round, play Bhambri-Venus in Melbourne 18-01-2014 10:53 AM

    Melbourne: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek Saturday entered the third round of the men's doubles at the Australian Open, easily defeating Italian Daniele Bracciali and Ukranian Alexander Dolgopolov 6-1, 6-4. The fifth-seeded Paes and Stepanek, who beat Paes's former partner Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol of...
  • Australian Open: Yuki-Venus shock 10th seeds; Paes-Stepanek win 17-01-2014 11:14 AM

    Melbourne: Wild card entrants Yuki Bhambri and Michael Venus created a big upset by dumping 10th seeded Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau out of the Australian Open while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek scored an easy straight sets win, here on Friday. Yuki and Venus shocked the experienced Dutch-Romanian pair...
  • Paes-Stepanek face Dlouhy-Rosol in Australian Open first round 12-01-2014 07:36 PM

    Melbourne: Gunning for yet another Grand Slam title, India's old war horse Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek have been seeded fifth at the Australian Open and they will open their campaign against Czech pair of Lukas Dlouhy and Lukas Rosol. Another big Indian hope, Rohan Bopanna and...
  • Indian youngsters need to be physically strong: Tim Henman 09-01-2014 06:12 PM

    New Delhi: Tim Henman, one of the most successful players of England, says the present era is toughest in tennis but rued lack of courts that encourage serve and volley game, of which he was a great exponent. Henman, who retired in 2007, said it is a great challenge for...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi in semis, Paes-Stepanek crash out 08-01-2014 01:23 PM

    Sydney: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi progressed to the semi-finals of the Sydney International but Leander Paes failed to rescue his 2014 season from a poor start as he crashed out in the first round with Czech partner Radek Stepanek. Bopanna and his Pakistani partner, seeded third, faced stiff resistance...
  • Leander Paes takes a break from national duty 04-01-2014 06:28 PM

    New Delhi: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes will not be seen on national duty this year after getting the AITA's nod to take a break for spending more time with his family. The decision means that the 40-year-old player will not be available for the upcoming Davis Cup tie...
  • Rio Olympics a real target, says Leander Paes 30-12-2013 08:14 PM

    Chennai: 14 Grand Slam trophies, an Olympic medal and 53 titles on the ATP tour makes him one of the greatest tennis players India has produced but veteran Leander Paes on Monday refused to be labelled as great. "I don't have a great serve, a great forehand or backhand. I...
  • Working on my serve: Leander Paes 22-12-2013 02:48 PM

    Mumbai: After winning the US Open men's doubles title this year, Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes on Sunday said he is trying to remain injury-free and working on his serve for the next season. "I have been working really hard on my rotator cuff. In 2014, I want my serve...
  • Incredible to end year by winning Australian Open wild card: Yuki 24-11-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: For young Yuki Bhambri, it was a 'Mission Accomplished' after he earned a wild card to play in Australian Open men's doubles event, joining the list of illustrious names, who have represented the country in Grand Slam events. Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna, Somdev Devvarman and Sania...
  • Tennis ace Leander Paes recommended for Padma Bhushan: report 20-11-2013 10:39 AM

    Indian tennis legend and world renowned doubles player Leander Paes has been recommended by the Sports Ministry for this year's Padma Bhushan - the only sportsperson named for the prestigious honour, Times of India reported on Wednesday. Paes, partnering Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek, won the US Open doubles title in...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek ousted from ATP World Tour finals 08-11-2013 08:28 PM

    London: Leander Paes' dream of winning ATP year-end finals remained unfulfilled as the veteran Indian crashed out of the prestigious event along with Czech partner Radek Stepanek after losing a must-win Group B match on Friday. Seventh seeds Paes and Stepanek lost their final Group B contest 6-4, 6-7 (5),...
  • Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek lose in ATP World Tour Finals 06-11-2013 07:57 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek went down against Spain's David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco in their second match of the ATP World Tour Finals on Wednesday. Verdasco and Marrero won the closely contested tie 6-4, 7-6 (5). The Indo-Czech pair had made a good start in the tournament beating...
  • Paes-Stepanek make winning start at year-end finals 05-11-2013 07:59 PM

    London: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek made a stupendous start to their campaign at the year-end ATP World Tour finals as they shocked second seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in a closely-fought Group B match, here on Tuesday. The seventh seeded Paes and Stepanek pair beat the Austria-Brazilain combination...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor ousted, Bopanna-Edouard in Paris quarters 31-10-2013 05:24 PM

    Paris: Fifth seeds Rohan Bopanna and Edouard Roger-Vasselin booked a quarter-final berth in the ATP Paris Masters but Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor were ousted after a straight sets defeat. Bopanna and his French partner defeated American pair of John Isner and Nicholas Monroe 7-6(2), 7-5 after one hour and...
  • Paes, Bopannna advance in Paris Masters event 28-10-2013 07:08 PM

    Paris: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna moved to the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP BNP Paribas Masters with their respective partners after getting byes in their first rounds, here. Bopanna and his French partner Roger-Vasselin Edouard have been seeded fifth while Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor are seeded seventh....
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza move to quarter-finals of China Open 02-10-2013 09:07 PM

    Beijing: Leander Paes and Sania Mirza smoothly moved into the China Open quarter-finals with partners in their respective events on Wednesday. Top seeds in the men's doubles, Paes and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor easily brushed aside the challenge of Americans John Isner and Sam Querrey 6-2, 6-2 in their...