LEANDER PAES

  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor crash out of Barcelona Open Yesterday

    Barcelona: Leander Paes and his doubles partner Daniel Nestor crashed out of the Barcelona Open tennis tournament on Wednesday. The Indian-Canadian third seeded pair lost 5-7, 2-6 to Spaniards Tommy Robredo and David Marrero in a round of 16 match. ...
  • Leander Paes-Daniel Nestor lose in Monte Carlo Masters April 16, 2015

    Monaco: Wildcard tennis pair of Benoit Paire and Stan Wawrinka accounted for the Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor as the Indo-Canadian combine lost their men's doubles second round match to be ousted from the Monte Carlo Masters here on Thursday. The sixth seeds, who had received a first round bye, lost...
  • Celebrities praise Sania Mirza on twitter April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A host of sports celebrities and politicians showered encomiums on tennis star Sania Mirza for becoming the first woman tennis player from the country to achieve the number one rank. Sania won the WTA Family Circle Cup with Swiss legend Martina Hingis to reach atop the ranking table. Mahesh Bhupathi,...
  • Partnership with Sania will depend on results: Martina Hingis March 7, 2015

    Bengaluru: Former world number one Martina Hingis says the future of her partnership with India's top player Sania Mirza would depend on the results they get on the WTA circuit. Sania split with Chinese Taipei's Hsieh after playing only four tournaments together this season. Hingis said since the two of them play...
  • Leander Paes-Martina Hingis gift PM Narendra Modi autographed racquets March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Tennis legends Leander Paes and Martina Hingis presented Prime Minister Narendra Modi autographed racquets with which they won the Australian Open mixed doubles title on February 1. "It was wonderful meeting you @mhingis & @Leander! Kind of you @mhingis & @Leander to present autographed racquets with which you played...
  • Leander Paes, Raven Klaasen end runners-up at Delray Beach February 23, 2015

    Delray Beach: Leander Paes and his partner Raven Klaasen ended runners-up at the ATP 250 Delray Beach event, losing the summit clash 3-6 6-3 6-10 to legendary American twins Mike and Bob Bryan. It was third final appearance in five tournaments so far this season for Paes and his South African...
  • Tennis star Leander Paes says he will play for 2-3 years more February 5, 2015

    Indian tennis star Leander Paes clinched his 15th Grand Slam title as he and Swiss ace Martina Hingis won the Australian Open mixed-doubles title in Melbourne. ...
  • Special to win the Australian Open mixed doubles with Hingis: Paes February 2, 2015

    India's Leander Paes and Swiss Martina Hingis turned back the clock to post a sensational win in the Australian Open mixed-doubles final and improve their respective Grand Slam count to 15. ...
  • Unstoppable Leander Paes wins his 15th Grand Slam February 2, 2015

    Experience did come through in the semis and finals, which helped us win", said Leander Paes, who partnered Martina Hingis to win Australian Open 2015 mixed doubles title....
  • It's a treat to play with Martina Hingis, says Leander Paes February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, two legends of the game, were all praise for each other after wining their first Grand Slam together as the Indian ace called it a "treat to win title" with the 'Swiss Miss'. Paes, contesting his 25th season on the ATP World Tour, and the...
  • Leander Paes-Martina Hingis win Australian Open mixed doubles title February 1, 2015

    Indian tennis ace Leander Paes clinched his 15th Grand Slam title as he and Swiss ace Martina Hingis won the Australian Open mixed-doubles title on Sunday. ...
  • Leander Paes wins Australian Open mixed doubles with Hingis, his 15th Grand Slam February 1, 2015

    Melbourne: Martina Hingis won her first Grand Slam title since returning from retirement, combining with Leander Paes of India to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title with a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Kristina Mladenovic of France and Daniel Nestor of Canada. With Paes serving for the match, Hingis hit a...
  • Paes-Hingis storm into Aussie Open mixed doubles final, Sania-Soares bow out January 30, 2015

    Melbourne: Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final with Martina Hingis but Sania Mirza bowed out with Bruno Soares after losing the semi-final on Friday. The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair recorded a comfortable 7-5 6-4 win over...
  • Australian Open 2015: Will it be an all-Indian mixed final? January 29, 2015

    Sania and Soares defeated Casey Dellacqua and John Peers while Paes and Hingis registered an easy win over Hlavackova and Alexander Peya in their mixed doubles quarter-finals. ...
  • Sania-Soares, Paes-Hingis pairs reach Australian Open semis January 28, 2015

    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 January 25, 2015

    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 January 21, 2015

    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...