Leander Paes

  • Djokovic retains singles top spot, Paes 13th in doubles July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Serbian Novak Djokovic sits atop the ATP singles rankings with 13,130 points while Spaniard Rafael Nadal is not far behind in second place with 12,670 points. Meanwhile, with 4,250 points Leander Paes is the top ranked Indian in men's doubles, retaining his 13th place. Rohan Bopanna remains in 20th...
  • Paes-Stepanek bow out in semis at Wimbledon after straight-set defeat July 4, 2014

    London: The Indian challenge at the Wimbledon ended on Friday with veteran Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek losing their men's doubles semi-final against Canadian Vasek Pospisil and American Jack Sock in straight sets here on Friday. The unseeded US-Candian duo beat the fifth seeded pair 7-6 (7-5) 6-3...
  • Wimbledon 2014: Paes-Stepanek in semis, Sania-Tecau out July 4, 2014

    London: India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek moved into the semi-final of the men's doubles while Sania Mirza and her Romanian partner Horia Tecau were knocked out of mixed doubles of the Wimbledon at the All England Club here Thursday. Sania and Tecau, who were seeded sixth, went...
  • Paes-Stepanek in quarterfinals of Wimbledon doubles July 2, 2014

    London: Veteran Leander Paes advanced to the men's doubles quarterfinals of Wimbledon Championships after the Indian ace and his Czech Republic partner Radek Stepanek pulled off a hard-fought win here on Wednesday. The fifth seeded Indo-Czech duo prevailed over The Netherlands' Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau of Romania 6-4, 7-6 (7-5),...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black pair bows out of Wimbledon June 30, 2014

    London: Leander Paes and Cara Black, who won three Grand Slam mixed doubles titles together, crashed out of the Wimbledon Championships after suffering a three-set defeat in the second round here on Monday. The fourth seeded Indo-Zimbabwean pair went down 6-1, 2-6, 3-6 to USA's Eric Butorac and Hungarian Timea Babos...
  • Leander Paes wins, Sania Mirza loses at Wimbledon June 29, 2014

    London: While Indian tennis player Leander Paes progressed to the third round of men's doubles, compatriot Sania Mirza lost out in the women's doubles second round on a rain affected Day 6 of the All England Tennis Championship at Wimbledon. Heavy showers stopped play on Saturday afternoon when Mexican-American pair Santiago...
  • Rhea accuses Paes of domestic violence June 22, 2014

    Mumbai: Model Rhea Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence and harassment against her estranged live-in partner ace tennis player Leander Paes and his father in a local metropolitan magistrate court. "Pillai has filed a case of domestic violence against Paes, his father Vece Paes and has sought monthly maintenance...
  • Defeats for Sania Mirza and Leander Paes at Aegon International June 20, 2014

    Eastbourne: India's challenge ended at the Aegon International, the last tournament in the lead up to Wimbledon, with the defeats of Sania Mirza and Leander Paes in their respective events. In the women's doubles, third seeded pair of Sania and Cara Black recovered from a first set rout but ended up...
  • Sania Mirza, Cara Black seeded fourth at Wimbledon June 18, 2014

    Sania Mirza and her partner Cara Black have been seeded fourth in the women's doubles event of the Wimbledon championships while Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek are seeded fifth in the men's doubles. Another Indian competing in the men's doubles is Rohan Bopanna, who is seeded eighth along with Pakistani partner...
  • Somdev climbs to 95th place in ATP rankings May 12, 2014

    New Delhi: India's top singles tennis player Somdev Devvarman gained two positions to occupy 95th place while compatriot Yuki Bhambri dropped a place to 156 in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. In the doubles ATP rankings, Leander Paes dropped two places to 11th with Rohan Bopanna the next best...
  • Rhea Pillai alleges Paes trying to displace her from her home May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Rhea Pillai has filed a criminal complaint against her former partner and tennis ace Leander Paes alleging that he is trying to displace her from her home. Leander's lawyers, however, said, "This is Leander's home. Leander had instructed his staff to prepare the guest room where his parents normally stay,...
  • Paes complains against former partner for threatening to abduct their child May 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Tennis ace Leander Paes has filed a criminal complaint against his former partner Rhea Pillai alleging that she has been threatening him to abduct their child and take her to UK. According to sources in the Mumbai Police, Leander has also filed a guardianship petition in the Bandra family court...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi made London Olympics a real sad one for me: Leander Paes April 27, 2014

    New Delhi: He might be in seventh heaven after receiving the prestigious Padma Bhushan honour, but tennis ace Leander Paes is still rankled by the selection furore prior to the 2012 Olympics and holds Mahesh Bhupathi responsible for making the Games a "real sad" outing for him. The build-up to the...
  • Padma Bhushan awarded to tennis star Leander Paes April 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace tennis player Leander Paes was awarded India's third highest civilian honour - the Padma Bhushan - by President Pranab Mukherjee at a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Saturday. Paes was ecstatic at receiving the award and posted several photos on Twitter. He put up two photographs...
  • Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea April 9, 2014

    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 to...
  • Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK April 5, 2014

    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 Screwvala,...
  • Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open March 21, 2014

    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 from...
  • Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells March 13, 2014

    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 pair...
  • Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals March 11, 2014

    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 the...
  • Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals March 10, 2014

    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 10-5...
  • Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged March 3, 2014

    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 47,...
  • Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev February 3, 2014

    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 Asia/Oceania...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Leander Paes, Aditya Ghosh June 18, 2014

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to tennis legend Leander Paes and IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh on the leadership mantras to success. ...
  • Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri January 25, 2014

    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 (Kabaddi),...
  • Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles January 22, 2014

    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 from...
  • Paes, Sania, Bopanna advance to Australian Open quarter-finals January 20, 2014

    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 an...
  • Paes advance in mixed, men's doubles; Bopanna-Qureshi bows out January 19, 2014

    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 Stepanek...
  • Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open January 19, 2014

    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 a...