Leander Paes

  • Leander Paes refused to play in IPTL, says Mahesh Bhupathi 09-12-2014 07:40 PM

    New Delhi: IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said his estranged doubles partner Leander Paes turned down the invitation to play in the tournament's ongoing inaugural season. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna are the only Indians playing in the League boasting of past and former greats including Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic...
  • Leander Paes hails PTL as good for Indian players 02-12-2014 07:47 PM

    Pune: Multiple Grand Slam winner Leander Paes on Tuesday backed the proliferation of leagues in different sporting disciplines as vehicles to promote the players and the sport itself. The tennis veteran singled out the Amanora Premier Tennis League (PTL) being held as an ideal example for providing the platform for...
  • Punjab Marshalls register first win in CTL 21-11-2014 10:42 PM

    Chandigarh: Punjab Marshalls registered their first win in the Champions Tennis League (CTL) on Friday, beating Delhi Dreams 29-18 at the CLTA Tennis Stadium. With this win, Punjab snapped Delhi's unbeaten run in the inaugural tournament. Punjab now have 69 points from three matches. Delhi top the northern group with...
  • CTL: Leander Paes-led Punjab Marshalls suffer second straight loss 21-11-2014 01:36 PM

    Chandigarh: Mumbai Tennis Masters defeated Punjab Marshalls 27-21 in a group match of Champions Tennis League (CTL). The Marshalls had earlier lost their first match to Delhi Dreams. The Marshalls fell behind in the northern group as they lost to Mumbai on Thursday night. Delhi Dreams lead the group with...
  • Leander Paes loses as Punjab Marshalls trail in CTL 20-11-2014 11:33 PM

    Chandigarh: Playing his first singles match since 2008, Leander Paes produced an inspired show but went down fighting to former French Open champion Sergi Bruguera as his Wave Punjab Marshalls team trailed 0-2 against Mumbai Tennis Masters in the Champions Tennis League here on Thursday. Paes, who stepped in for...
  • Champions of Tennis: Game's legends on CNN-IBN 18-11-2014 09:28 PM

    The Champions Tennis League (CTL), a brainchild of Indian tennis legend Vijay Amritraj, got under way on November 17 in New Delhi. ...
  • For me CTL is about friendships, says Leander Paes 17-11-2014 10:22 PM

    New Delhi: As a new and unique brand of tennis makes its debut in the country with a mix of Indian and international stars, veteran Leander Paes says the Champions Tennis League, for him, is about "making friendships". The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league is kicking off this evening with a...
  • Champions Tennis League kicks off as India to witness new genre of tennis 16-11-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: A new brand of tennis will make its debut in the country as international stars along with India's top players will come together to compete in the inaugural Champions Tennis League, where matches will be a one-set affair in an exciting format. The Vijay Amritraj conceptualised league will...
  • Champions Tennis League integrates Indian, foreign players nicely: Leander Paes 15-11-2014 10:42 PM

    Eager to play in the upcoming Champions Tennis League (CTL), starting on Monday, veteran Indian star Leander Paes on Saturday said that the new league has integrated the international and national players well. "I think Vijay (Amritraj) has done a great job in the CTL format. CTL goes from city...
  • Leander Paes replaces David Ferrer in Champions Tennis League's Punjab Marshalls 11-11-2014 06:12 PM

    Bangalore: Champions Tennis League on Tuesday announced that Indian tennis professional, World No. 29 (Doubles) Leander Paes would now be completing team Punjab Marshalls in CTL 2014. Among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, Leander is the recipient of India's...
  • My commitment for India should not be questioned: Leander Paes 30-10-2014 10:10 PM

    A day after sports ministry made it clear that athletes who remain unavailable for national duty would not get financial aid from it, top tennis star Leander Paes said his commitment should not be questioned since he has given his all in the last 24 years while playing for India....
  • Play for India to avail grants: Sports Ministry issues diktat 30-10-2014 11:37 AM

    New Delhi: Taking exception to top Indian tennis players, who were reluctant to compete in the recent Asian Games, the Sports Ministry on Wednesday said individual players will be able to avail grants from it only if they are available for India when needed. The ministry's diktat comes after players...
  • Cricketer Atul Sharma threatened to kill me and my daughter: Leander Paes 17-10-2014 04:06 PM

    Mumbai: Ace tennis player Leander Paes has lodged a complaint with the Bandra Kurla Complex police station stating that he has been receiving threats from cricketer Atul Sharma. According to Paes, Atul Sharma threatened to kill him and his daughter inside the Bandra court premises. Paes told the police that...
  • Leander Paes-Rohan Bopanna ousted from Japan Open 02-10-2014 06:26 PM

    Tokyo: Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna, who recently recorded a memorable Davis Cup win, crashed out of the Japan Open following a straight set defeat against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo on Thursday. The unseeded Indian combine lost 3-6, 2-6 to the second seeded Croat-Brazilian combo in the quarter-final, which...
  • Leander Paes-Marcin Matkowski win Malaysian Open title 28-09-2014 09:51 PM

    Kuala Lumpur: Veteran Indian star Leander Paes, who skipped Asian Games to get some valuable ranking points, vindicated his decision by lifting the ATP Malaysian Open with new partner Marcin Matkowski on Sunday. The fourth seeded Indo-Polish pair rallied to beat the second seeded Briton-Australian combo of Jamie Murray and...
  • Asian Games give youngsters chance to shine, says Leander Paes 18-09-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Vetern tennis star Leander Paes on Thursday said Indian youngsters have a good opportunity to shine at the Asian Games in Incheon in the absence of top players. "This will also gives lots of experience to the kids, to the youngsters. They have lot of potential, lot of talent....
  • I want to leave the game on a high like Pele, Ali: Leander Paes 15-09-2014 04:54 PM

    Bangalore: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes says he aspires to exit from the game just like global icons Pele and Mohammad Ali who bid adieu to their respective sports when they were at the pinnacle of their careers. A much fitter and leaner Paes, 41, says winning a medal at...
  • Davis Cup: Doubles win by Paes and Bopanna inspired me, says Somdev 14-09-2014 10:26 PM

    Bangalore: The doubles win by Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna that kept India in the reckoning was a huge source of inspiration, Somdev Devvarman said on Sunday after he won a five-set battle against Serbia's Dusan Lajovic to tie the rubber in the Davis Cup World Group playoff here. "Of...
  • Watch: 'The Week that Wasn't' with Cyrus Broacha 14-09-2014 03:48 PM

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha shows what makes news on a dull day. He also talks about India's position in the tennis world. ...
  • TWTW: If Croatia can produce tennis champions, why can't India, discusses Cyrus 14-09-2014 03:39 PM

    The failure to defend his US Open title cost Leander Paes as the veteran Indian tennis star on Tuesday suffered a 23-place loss to slip to 35, his worst ranking in 11 years. ...
  • Best Davis Cup comeback win for me: Leander Paes 14-09-2014 12:01 AM

    Bangalore: Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes on Sunday said that the dramatic victory he pulled off along with partner Rohan Bopanna against formidable Serbians was the best comeback effort of his Davis Cup career. Paes and Bopanna overcame a two-set deficit to beat Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bojolzac in...
  • Davis Cup: India trail 12 against Serbia as Paes, Bopanna win in doubles 13-09-2014 10:57 PM

    Bangalore: The pair of Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna kept India afloat with a stirring five-set win over Nenad Zimonjic and Ilija Bozoljac in the crucial doubles match of the Davis Cup World Group playoff tie on Saturday. Down by two sets and by a break in the third, the...
  • An uphill task for India in Davis Cup: Somdev 13-09-2014 10:15 AM

    Bangalore: A despondent Somdev Devvarman, after his four-set loss to Filip Krajinovic which put Serbia 2-0 ahead after the first day in the Davis Cup World Group play-off here on Friday, felt that India faced an uphill task to get back into the tie. "It is going to be extremely...
  • Bopanna open to playing with Paes at Rio Olympics 12-09-2014 04:11 PM

    Bangalore: India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there...
  • No Asian Games for Leander Paes 11-09-2014 09:09 PM

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, the Indian tennis legend Paes talks about India's chances in Davis Cup and the reason for skipping the 2014 Asian Games. ...
  • Bopanna convinced me to play in Davis Cup: Leander Paes 11-09-2014 11:12 AM

    Leander Paes is ending his Davis Cup exile and will be featuring in India's group playoff against Serbia. ...
  • It was a question of bread and butter, says Paes on missing Asiad 10-09-2014 07:45 PM

    Bangalore: Their commitment to country questioned after a pullout from the Asian Games, India's top tennis players on Wednesday tried to put their decision in perspective by saying that they had an obligation to earn their "bread and butter". Leading singles player Somdev Devvarman was the first player to pull...
  • Leander Paes, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna pull out of Asian Games 10-09-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: India will field a second-string tennis contingent in this month's Asian Games after allowing frontline players, including Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, to play on the professional tours instead to revive their rankings. India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman has already announced he will not defend the singles...
  • Leander Paes ready to take Davis Cup responsibility yet again 09-09-2014 11:04 PM

    Bangalore: India's ace tennis player Leander Paes on Tuesday said that he was yet again ready to take the responsibility of playing a crucial role in the Davis Cup World playoff tie against Serbia which begins on Friday. Commenting on Somdev Devvarman's comment that the tie could hinge on doubles...
  • India to face Serbia in Davis Cup playoff 09-09-2014 09:53 PM

    The Indian Davis Cup team is training in Bangalore ahead of that big world group play-off tie against former champions Serbia. ...