Leander Paes

  • Paes-Stepanek in men's doubles 3rd round of US Open 9 hours 58 minutes ago

    New York: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek entered the US Open men's doubles prequarter-finals with a straight-set victory in the second round. The sixth seeded pairing defeated Chinese Taipei's Yen Hsun-Lu and Czech Republic's Jiri Vesley 7-6 (3) 6-3 in a contest which lasted an...
  • Leander Paes-Cara Black enter US Open mixed doubles second round Yesterday

    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 Jean-Julien Rojer and Anna-Lena...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza win US Open openers Yesterday

    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 5 days ago

    New York: Two unseeded Italian teams will be the first round opponents of Indo-Czech pair Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek and Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistan partner Aisam-Ul-Haq 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 top-10 in latest rankings August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran star Leander Paes dropped out of top-10 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 Paes-Stepanek 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 1-6 6-4 8-10 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 play-off tie against world No 2 side Serbia as the selectors picked an expected six-member 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...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza to lead Indian challenge at Asian Games August 2, 2014

    Indian selectors reposed faith in Leander Paes as the 40-year-old veteran was on Saturday included in the Asian Games squad along with established stars Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna. The selection committee announced a 12-member team, which also has last edition's gold medal winners Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh. Somdev had...
  • 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...