Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea

Leander Paes hails India's Davis Cup win over Korea 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 be a tough one but kudos to all our boys for a job well done in Korea," Paes told...
12:35 PM, Apr 09, 2014

Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK

Go on a date with Ranbir Kapoor, spend the day with Priyanka Chopra and fly with SRK 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, which works towards upliftment of people living in rural India, is organising the fundraiser gala evening on April 10....
06:00 PM, Apr 05, 2014

Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open

Sania-Cara pair advance, Paes-Stepanek ousted from Sony Open 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 the unseeded Taipei pair of Hao-Ching Chan and Yung-Jan Chan before prevailing 6-3, 6-7(8), 10-8 in the first round...
10:32 AM, Mar 21, 2014

Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells

Paes-Stepanek out of Indian Wells 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 3-6, 7-6 (6), 4-10 in an hour and 19 minutes battle here last night. While Paes and Stepanek could...
01:41 PM, Mar 13, 2014

Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals

Paes-Stepanek pair move to Indian Wells quarter-finals 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 second round of the USD 5,240,015 hard court event. They will now fight out it with Swiss legend Roger...
06:11 PM, Mar 11, 2014

Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals

Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in Indian Wells pre-quarterfinals 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 in one hour and 38 minutes in their opening round of the USD 5,240,015 hard court event. They next...
04:45 PM, Mar 10, 2014

Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged

Bopanna moves to 12th; Somdev and Yuki unchanged 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, a loss of six places. Divij Sharan (64) and Purav Raja (71) are the other Indian players in top-100....
06:12 PM, Mar 03, 2014

Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev

Shift focus from Leander and Mahesh to youngsters: Somdev 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 Group I tie here and Somdev said although the team will forever remain grateful for the contribution that Paes...
01:33 PM, Feb 03, 2014
Leader Talk: In conversation with Leander Paes, Aditya Ghosh

Leader Talk: In conversation with Leander Paes, Aditya Ghosh

IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to tennis legend Leander Paes and IndiGo president Aditya Ghosh on the leadership mantras to success. ...
03:50 PM, Feb 01, 2014

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri

Paes, Gopichand get Padma Bhushan; Yuvraj Padma Shri 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), Love Raj Singh Dharmshaktu (Mountaineering), H Boniface Prabhu (Wheel Chair Tennis) and Mamta Sodha (Mountaineering) were the other sports...
08:43 PM, Jan 25, 2014

Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles

Paes-Stepanek lose in quarters, Bopanna out of mixed doubles 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 France. Both Paes and Stepanek were erratic in the first set and committed four double faults. They also made...
11:51 AM, Jan 22, 2014

Paes, Sania, Bopanna advance to Australian Open quarter-finals

Paes, Sania, Bopanna advance to Australian Open quarter-finals 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 upset victory over eighth seeds Mahesh Bhupathi and Elena Vesnina of Russia 6-0, 2-6, 10-6 to make it to...
04:38 PM, Jan 20, 2014

Paes advance in mixed, men's doubles; Bopanna-Qureshi bows out

Paes advance in mixed, men's doubles; Bopanna-Qureshi bows out 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 hit 25 winners en route their 6-3, 6-2 win over unseeded pair of India's Yuki Bhambri and New Zealand's...
05:19 PM, Jan 19, 2014

Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open

Paes ends Bhambhri's run in men's doubles at Australian Open 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 6-3, 6-2 win in just over an hour at the Margaret Court Arena. The Indo-Czech pairing put in a...
01:43 PM, Jan 19, 2014

Good day for India's top players at Australian Open

Good day for India's top players at Australian Open 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 some disappointment in the junior section as Sumit Nagal, Snehadevi Reddy and Simran Kaur Sethi all failed to get past...
08:09 PM, Jan 18, 2014