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LEANDER ADRIAN PAES (born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time, having achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline.

He has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, and is the oldest man to have won a Grand Slam title. He holds a career Grand Slam in men's doubles and mixed doubles, and achieved the rare men's doubles/mixed doubles double at the 1999 Wimbledon tournament. His mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver
Rod Laver
) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.

One of the most successful professional Indian tennis players, he has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award
Arjuna Award
in 1990; the Padma Shri
Padma Shri
award in 2001 and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
in January 2014 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.

He won a bronze medal for India
India
in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games
Olympic Games
. He competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2016, making him the first Indian and only tennis player to compete at seven Olympic Games
Olympic Games
.

He is a former Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team captain, and holds the record for the most Davis Cup
Davis Cup
doubles wins with 42 victories (equal to Nicola Pietrangeli ).

He also plays in World Team Tennis
Tennis
for the Washington Kastles
Washington Kastles
, being on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and 2011 for all of World Team Tennis.

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana
Haryana
.

CONTENTS

* 1 Early life

* 1.1 Personal life

* 2 Career

* 2.1 Early career (1991–1997) * 2.2 Rise in doubles (1998–2002) * 2.3 2003–2007 * 2.4 2008 * 2.5 2009 * 2.6 2010 * 2.7 2012 * 2.8 2013 * 2.9 2014 * 2.10 2015 * 2.11 2016 * 2.12 2017 * 2.13 Davis Cup
Davis Cup
career * 2.14 Year-end finals

* 3 Playing style * 4 Acting career

* 5 Major finals

* 5.1 Olympic finals

* 5.1.1 Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal) * 5.1.2 Doubles: 0

* 6 ATP career finals

* 6.1 Singles: 1 (1–0) * 6.2 Doubles: 96 (55 titles, 41 runners-up)

* 7 Grand Slam performance – 18 Titles (8 Men\'s doubles "> Leander Paes
Leander Paes
and Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
pairing up in a mixed doubles event

2003–2007

Between 2003 and the present, Paes has increasingly focused on his doubles and mixed doubles game. Leander won the mixed doubles events at the Australian Open
Australian Open
and Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova
Martina Navratilova
, both in 2003. Weeks after the win at Wimbledon, Paes was admitted to the MD Anderson Cancer Center for a suspected brain tumour that was later found to be neurocysticercosis , a parasitic brain infection. While being treated, he had to miss the US Open, but he recovered by the end of that year. In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games
Olympic Games
, he paired up with Bhupathi, failing again at the semifinals stage. His next Grand Slam success was in the US Open doubles event in 2006 with Martin Damm
Martin Damm
. Paes led the Indian tennis team at the Doha Asian Games
Asian Games
in 2006 and won two golds in the men's doubles (partnering Bhupathi) and mixed doubles (partnering Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza
). Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007. With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.

2008

Paes and Bhupathi took part in the men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Olympics
. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka
, who went on to win the men's doubles gold medal. Later in 2008, with Cara Black
Cara Black
, he won the 2008 US Open mixed double title.

2009

In 2009, he won the French Open
French Open
and US Open Men's doubles titles with Lukáš Dlouhý
Lukáš Dlouhý
and was the runner-up in mixed doubles at the US Open.

2010

He began the 2010 season in good form, again winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black
Cara Black
. This was the pair's third consecutive Grand Slam final and the fourth overall

2012

Paes and Radek Štěpánek
Radek Štěpánek
's journey at Wimbledon championship 2012 came to an end when the duo lost against Ivan Dodig
Ivan Dodig
and Marcelo Melo
Marcelo Melo
.

Paes and Elena Vesnina
Elena Vesnina
reached the finals of the mixed doubles at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships after beating Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
and Liezel Huber , 7–5, 3–6, 6–3 on 7 July 2012. but they lost on the final to Lisa Raymond
Lisa Raymond
and Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 4–6.

In the 2012 Summer Olympics
2012 Summer Olympics
, the Indian pair (partner Vishnu Vardhan ) lost to French team Michaël Llodra
Michaël Llodra
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
, 6–7, 6–4, 3–6

Paes and Štěpánek advanced to the final of the men's doubles at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers
Marcel Granollers
and Marc López
Marc López
, retired because of injury. However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers
Bryan brothers
.

Paes and Štěpánek kicked off the ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals
with a win against Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
and Dutchman Jean Julien Rojer , 6–4, 7–5. They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
.

2013

Paes won the 2013 US Open men's doubles with Radek Štěpánek defeating Alexander Peya
Alexander Peya
and Bruno Soares
Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3. This is Paes' 3rd US Open men's doubles title and 14th Grand Slam title. In January 2014, Government of India
India
announced its 3rd Highest Civilian Award Padma Bhushan
Padma Bhushan
for Paes.

2014

Paes won the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles with Marcin Matkowski.

2015

Paes started his 25th season on the ATP World Tour
ATP World Tour
by partnering Klaasen to the Chennai
Chennai
final, where the team lost to Lu/Marray. On 17 January, he won his 55th tour-level title in his 93rd final at Auckland, again with Klaasen. The team recorded three match tie break victories en route to the final. With the win, Paes has won at least one trophy every season since 1997.

On 1 February, Paes captured his seventh Grand Slam mixed doubles crown at the 2015 Australian Open
Australian Open
with Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
. It was his 15th major crown overall and his third mixed doubles triumph at Melbourne Park. The pair beat defending champions Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
and Kristina Mladenovic
Kristina Mladenovic
in the final. As No. 7 seed with Klaasen in men's doubles, Paes lost to eventual champions Bolelli/Fognini in the second round.

At the 2015 French Open
French Open
, Paes started a new partnership with Daniel Nestor . The pair crashed out in the third round; however Paes became just the seventh male player in Open Era to complete 700 match wins in Doubles.

At Wimbledon 2015 , Paes teamed up with Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
to win the mixed doubles championship. The final with a 6–1, 6–1 score against fifth seeds Alexander Peya
Alexander Peya
and Tímea Babos
Tímea Babos
lasted only 41 minutes. In men's doubles, Paes and Nestor reached the third round. By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes now shares the record for most such titles won in the gentlemen's section in the open era with Owen Davidson
Owen Davidson
.

On September 12, 2015, Paes won the mixed doubles at the 2015 US Open partnering Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
, defeating Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey
and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in three sets.

2016

On June 3, 2016, Paes completed his Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles tennis by winning the 2016 French Open
French Open
with Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
, thus joining an elite league of players to do so. He also broke Owen Davidson's record for most such titles in gentlemen's section. Paes qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics
Olympics
in Men's Doubles, and partnered with Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
. They lost in the first round to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski
Marcin Matkowski
and Łukasz Kubot
Łukasz Kubot
. He later paired up with Andre Begemann , where they reached the final in the Winston-Salem Open . This pair lost in the first round of 2016 US Open . He turned up for the Davis cup against Spain
Spain
with Saketh Myneni
Saketh Myneni
and this pair lost to Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
and Marc López
Marc López
in 4 sets.

2017

Paes played in the 2017 season with his 111th partner, Andre Sa . The duo lost to the Indian pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the first round of Aircel Chennai
Chennai
Open in straight sets. With this loss, Paes moved down to the 64th rank in doubles. Though India
India
won their Davis Cup
Davis Cup
tie against New Zealand
New Zealand
, Paes and his last minute partner, Vishnu Vardhan , lost to the New Zealand
New Zealand
pair of Artem Sitak
Artem Sitak
and Michael Venus . Paes and Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
were kept as reserves by new, non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
for the tie against Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
. Eventually, Paes was dropped from final four, which created controversy. Paes reached the semis of the Dubai Open and at Delray Beach . Paes, with Adil Shamasdin
Adil Shamasdin
, won the Leon Challenger in Mexico. With this victory, he moved to 53rd in the doubles rankings. He then paired with Scott Lipsky
Scott Lipsky
and won the Tallahassee Challenger title to move to 49th in the rankings. Paes and Shamasdin won the Aegon Ilkley Challenger , and Paes moved to 62nd in the rankings.Paes and Purav Raja won the 2017 Knoxville Challenger .With this victory Paes moved to 67th in the rankings.Paes and Purav Raja won the 2017 JSM Challenger of Champaign .With this victory Paes moved to 63rd in the rankings and finished off his 2017 season.

DAVIS CUP CAREER

Paes started his Davis Cup
Davis Cup
career in 1990 at the age of 16, when he partnered Zeeshan Ali in doubles to beat the Japanese team in a gruelling five-set encounter. He is considered one of the top Davis cup players for his country, with a record of 89–32 overall, as of July 2015. He played an important role in the Indian Davis cup team that reached the World Group from 1991–1998. He was part of the Indian Davis Cup
Davis Cup
team that reached the semifinals of the 1993 Davis Cup with wins against Switzerland
Switzerland
and France, eventually losing to Australia. In singles, his major wins came against French duo of Arnaud Boetsch and Henri Leconte
Henri Leconte
in Fréjus, France
France
in 1993, Wayne Ferreira in 1994, and Goran Ivanišević
Goran Ivanišević
in 1995 when India
India
defeated Croatia, Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Jiří Novák in 1997. He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon and Ivanisevic of Croatia
Croatia
in 1995, Martin Damm
Martin Damm
and Petr Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Nicolás Massú and Marcelo Ríos
Marcelo Ríos
of Chile
Chile
in 1997, Broad and Tim Henman
Tim Henman
in 1998, and Simon Aspelin
Simon Aspelin
and Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
of Sweden
Sweden
in 2005. In 2007, Leander has three wins (two doubles and one singles) and no losses in the Davis Cup.

In 1993, ranked No. 197, he lost to No. 238 Fernon Wibierin the first round of qualifying at Wimbledon. Three weeks later he beat No. 25 Arnaud Boetsch on clay in straight sets in the Davis Cup. He also defeated Henri Leconte
Henri Leconte
in the same week and even though Ramesh Krishnan closed the tie out by beating Rodolphe Gilbert in a five-setter, the architect of that victory was Paes.

In 1994, ranked No 143, he lost in the first round of a Challenger to No 208 Louis Gloria . Four weeks later, he beat World No. 13 Wayne Ferreira in straight sets in the Davis Cup.

In 1995, ranked No 130, he managed to beat Croatia's World No 7 Goran Ivanišević (1992 and 1994 Wimbledon singles finalist) in a controversial five-setter on grass. Jan Siemerink, in 1996, then ranked No. 20, also fell to Paes in the Davis Cup.

YEAR-END FINALS

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.

In 2011, they appeared, for the first time since 2002, after securing qualification in mid-October. They were eliminated in the semifinals.

Paes played at the year-end championships with Bhupathi from 1997–2000 and in 2002, reaching three finals. In 1997, they lost the final to Rick Leach
Rick Leach
and Jonathan Stark . They lost the 1999 final to Sébastien Lareau and Alex O\'Brien . In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval .

PLAYING STYLE

Leander has been described as having a strange playing style by Andre Agassi . He varies his play as the match goes on; he is one of the best volleyers and a talented dropshotter. His volleying techniques were learnt from former Indian player Akhtar Ali .

ACTING CAREER

Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli's Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller. He has also been offered his first Hollywood script.

YEAR FILM ROLE NOTES

2013 Rajdhani Express Keshav Debut film

MAJOR FINALS

OLYMPIC FINALS

Singles: 1 (1 Bronze Medal)

Bronze medal
Bronze medal
final

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE

Bronze 1996 Atlanta Hard Fernando Meligeni
Fernando Meligeni
3–6, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 0

OUTCOME YEAR CHAMPIONSHIP SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENTS SCORE

4th place 2004 Athens Hard Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
Mario Ančić
Mario Ančić
Ivan Ljubičić
Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP CAREER FINALS

SINGLES: 1 (1–0)

LEGEND (SINGLES)

Grand Slam (0–0)

Tennis
Tennis
Masters Cup (0–0)

ATP Masters Series (0–0)

ATP Tour (1–0)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE OPPONENT SCORE

Winner 1. 6 July 1998 Newport , US Grass Neville Godwin 6–3, 6–2

DOUBLES: 96 (55 TITLES, 41 RUNNERS-UP)

LEGEND (DOUBLES)

Grand Slam (8–8)

ATP World Tour Finals
ATP World Tour Finals
(0–4)

ATP World Tour Masters 1000
ATP World Tour Masters 1000
(13–5)

ATP World Tour
ATP World Tour
500 Series (6–9)

ATP World Tour
ATP World Tour
250 Series (28–15)

OUTCOME NO. DATE TOURNAMENT SURFACE PARTNER OPPONENT SCORE

Runner-up 1. 20 August 1995 New Haven , US Hard Nicolás Pereira Rick Leach
Rick Leach
Scott Melville 3–6, 7–5, 4–6

Winner 1. 7 April 1997 Chennai
Chennai
, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
Oleg Ogorodov Eyal Ran 7–6, 7–5

Winner 2. 28 April 1997 Prague , Czech Republic Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Luxa David Škoch 6–1, 6–1

Winner 3. 28 July 1997 Montreal , Canada Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau Alex O\'Brien 7–6, 6–3

Winner 4. 11 August 1997 New Haven , US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau Alex O'Brien 6–4, 6–7, 6–2

Winner 5. 29 September 1997 Beijing , China Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Alex O'Brien Jim Courier
Jim Courier
7–5, 7–6

Winner 6. 6 October 1997 Singapore , Singapore Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach Jonathan Stark 6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 2. 23 November 1997 Hartford , US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach Jonathan Stark 3–6, 4–6, 6–7

Winner 7. 5 January 1998 Doha , Qatar Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4

Winner 8. 9 February 1998 Dubai , UAE Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson Francisco Montana 6–2, 7–5

Winner 9. 6 April 1998 Chennai, India
India
(2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2

Winner 10. 11 May 1998 Rome , Italy Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach
Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6

Winner 11. 5 October 1998 Shanghai , China Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge
Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6

Runner-up 3. 19 October 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge Mark Woodforde
Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6

Runner-up 4. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart , Germany Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau Alex O'Brien 3–6, 6–3, 5–7

Winner 12. 9 November 1998 Paris , France Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Jacco Eltingh Paul Haarhuis 6–4, 6–2

Runner-up 5. 1 February 1999 Melbourne , Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter 3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6

Winner 13. 5 April 1999 Chennai, India
India
(3) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black Neville Godwin 4–6, 7–5, 6–4

Winner 14. 24 May 1999 Paris , France Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanišević
Goran Ivanišević
Jeff Tarango 6–2, 7–5

Winner 15. 14 June 1999 \'s-Hertogenbosch , Netherlands Grass Jan Siemerink Ellis Ferreira David Rikl W/O

Winner 16. 21 June 1999 London , UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis Jared Palmer 6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6

Winner 17. 5 July 1999 Newport , US Grass Wayne Arthurs Sargis Sargsian
Sargis Sargsian
Chris Woodruff 6–7, 7–6, 6–3

Runner-up 6. 22 August 1999 Indianapolis , US Hard Olivier Delaître Paul Haarhuis Jared Palmer 3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 7. 13 September 1999 New York , US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau Alex O'Brien 6–7, 4–6

Runner-up 8. 15 November 1999 Hartford , US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau Alex O'Brien 3–6, 2–6, 2–6

Winner 18. 1 May 2000 Orlando , US Clay Jan Siemerink Justin Gimelstob
Justin Gimelstob
Sébastien Lareau 6–3, 6–4

Winner 19. 9 October 2000 Tokyo , Japan Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Hill Jeff Tarango 6–4, 6–7, 6–3

Runner-up 9. 17 December 2000 Bangalore , India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson Piet Norval 6–7, 3–6, 4–6

Winner 20. 23 April 2001 Atlanta , US Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach David Macpherson 6–3, 7–6

Winner 21. 30 April 2001 Houston , US (2) Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Kevin Kim Jim Thomas 7–6, 6–2

Winner 22. 28 May 2001 Paris, France
France
(2) Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pála Pavel Vízner
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3

Winner 23. 6 August 2001 Cincinnati , US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Martin Damm
Martin Damm
David Prinosil 7–6, 6–3

Runner-up 10. 29 October 2001 Basel , Switzerland Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach
Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6

Runner-up 11. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira Rick Leach
Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6

Winner 24. 31 December 2001 Chennai, India
India
(4) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Tomáš Cibulec Ota Fukárek 5–7, 6–2, 7–5

Winner 25. 29 April 2002 Majorca , Spain Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Julian Knowle
Julian Knowle
Michael Kohlmann
Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4

Winner 26. 24 February 2003 Dubai , UAE (2) Hard David Rikl Wayne Black Kevin Ullyett
Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0

Winner 27. 3 March 2003 Delray Beach , US Hard Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
Raemon Sluiter Martin Verkerk 7–5, 3–6, 7–5

Runner-up 12. 6 April 2003 Miami , US Hard David Rikl Roger Federer
Roger Federer
Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
5–7, 3–6

Runner-up 13. 22 June 2003 s\'Hertogenbosch , Netherlands Grass Donald Johnson Martin Damm Cyril Suk 5–7, 6–7

Winner 28. 7 July 2003 Gstaad , Switzerland Clay David Rikl František Čermák Leoš Friedl
Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3

Runner-up 14. 29 February 2004 Dubai, UAE Hard Jonas Björkman Mahesh Bhupathi Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 6–4, 4–6

Winner 29. 7 June 2004 Halle, Germany Grass David Rikl Tomáš Cibulec Petr Pála 6–2, 7–5

Winner 30. 5 July 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland
Switzerland
(2) Clay David Rikl Marc Rosset Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2

Winner 31. 26 July 2004 Toronto , Canada
Canada
(2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2

Runner-up 15. 12 September 2004 New York, US Hard David Rikl Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6

Winner 32. 13 September 2004 Delray Beach, US (2) Hard Radek Štěpánek
Radek Štěpánek
Gastón Etlis Martín Rodríguez 6–0, 6–3

Winner 33. 11 April 2005 Monte Carlo , Monaco Clay Nenad Zimonjić Bob Bryan
Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
W/O

Winner 34. 18 April 2005 Barcelona , Spain Clay Nenad Zimonjić Feliciano López
Feliciano López
Rafael Nadal
Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3

Winner 35. 26 September 2005 Bangkok , Thailand Hard (i) Paul Hanley Jonathan Erlich
Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
Andy Ram
6–7, 6–1, 6–2

Runner-up 16. 16 October 2005 Stockholm , Sweden Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Wayne Arthurs Paul Hanley 3–6, 3–6

Runner-up 17. 23 October 2005 Madrid , Spain Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Mark Knowles Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
6–3, 3–6, 2–6

Runner-up 18. 13 November 2005 Shanghai , China Carpet (i) Nenad Zimonjić Michaël Llodra
Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
Fabrice Santoro
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Runner-up 19. 29 January 2006 Melbourne, Australia Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6

Winner 36. 19 June 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Netherlands
(2) Grass Martin Damm Arnaud Clément
Arnaud Clément
Chris Haggard 6–1, 7–6

Winner 37. 28 August 2006 New York, US Hard Martin Damm Jonas Björkman Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–4, 6–3

Runner-up 20. 7 January 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Martin Damm Mikhail Youzhny
Mikhail Youzhny
Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
1–6, 6–7

Winner 38. 19 February 2007 Rotterdam , Netherlands Hard (i) Martin Damm Andrei Pavel
Andrei Pavel
Alexander Waske 6–3, 6–7,

Winner 39. 5 March 2007 Indian Wells , US Hard Martin Damm Jonathan Erlich Andy Ram
Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4

Runner-up 21. 1 April 2007 Miami, US Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7, 6–3,

Runner-up 22. 23 June 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Martin Damm Jeff Coetzee
Jeff Coetzee
Rogier Wassen 6–3, 6–7,

Runner-up 23. 9 June 2008 Halle , Germany Grass Lukáš Dlouhý
Lukáš Dlouhý
Mikhail Youzhny Mischa Zverev
Mischa Zverev
6–3, 4–6,

Runner-up 24. 15 June 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ančić
Mario Ančić
Jürgen Melzer
Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6

Runner-up 25. 25 August 2008 New York, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)

Winner 40. 21 September 2008 Bangkok, Thailand
Thailand
(2) Hard (i) Lukáš Dlouhý Scott Lipsky
Scott Lipsky
David Martin 6–4, 7–6(7–4)

Runner-up 26. 29 September 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mikhail Youzhny Mischa Zverev
Mischa Zverev
3–6, 4–6

Runner-up 27. 18 January 2009 Auckland , New Zealand Hard Scott Lipsky Martin Damm Robert Lindstedt
Robert Lindstedt
5–7, 4–6

Runner-up 28. 15 February 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
2–6, 5–7

Winner 41. 6 June 2009 Paris, France
France
(3) Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Wesley Moodie
Wesley Moodie
Dick Norman
Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Winner 42. 13 September 2009 New York, US (2) Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi Mark Knowles
Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2

Runner-up 29. 10 January 2010 Brisbane , Australia Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Jérémy Chardy Marc Gicquel
Marc Gicquel
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Runner-up 30. 27 February 2010 Dubai, UAE Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Simon Aspelin
Simon Aspelin
Paul Hanley 2–6, 3–6

Winner 43. 3 April 2010 Miami, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 7–5

Runner-up 31. 5 June 2010 Paris, France Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6

Runner-up 32. 19 June 2010 s\'Hertogenbosch , Netherlands Grass Lukáš Dlouhý Robert Lindstedt Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău
6–1, 5–7,

Winner 44. 17 October 2010 Shanghai , China Hard Jürgen Melzer Mariusz Fyrstenberg Marcin Matkowski
Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6,

Winner 45. 9 January 2011 Chennai, India
India
(5) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Robin Haase
Robin Haase
David Martin 6–2, 6–7(3–7),

Runner-up 33. 29 January 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

Winner 46. 2 April 2011 Miami, US (2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2,

Runner-up 34. 12 June 2011 London , UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7),

Winner 47. 21 August 2011 Cincinnati, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michaël Llodra Nenad Zimonjić
Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)

Winner 48. 8 January 2012 Chennai, India
India
(6) Hard Janko Tipsarević
Janko Tipsarević
Andy Ram Jonathan Erlich
Jonathan Erlich
6–4, 6–4

Winner 49. 28 January 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2

Winner 50. 31 March 2012 Miami, US (3) Hard Radek Štěpánek Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1,

Runner-up 35. 8 September 2012 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 6–4

Runner-up 36. 7 October 2012 Tokyo , Japan Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya
Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)

Winner 51. 14 October 2012 Shanghai, China
China
(2) Hard Radek Štěpánek Mahesh Bhupathi Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3,

Winner 52. 24 August 2013 Winston-Salem , US Hard Daniel Nestor Treat Huey
Treat Huey
Dominic Inglot
Dominic Inglot
7–6(12–10), 7–5

Winner 53. 8 September 2013 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya Bruno Soares
Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3

Runner-up 37. 3 August 2014 Washington, D.C. , United States Hard Samuel Groth
Samuel Groth
Jean-Julien Rojer
Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău
5–7, 4–6

Winner 54. 27 September 2014 Kuala Lumpur , Malaysia Hard (i) Marcin Matkowski
Marcin Matkowski
Jamie Murray
Jamie Murray
John Peers 3–6, 7–6(7–5),

Runner-up 38. 11 January 2015 Chennai
Chennai
, India Hard Raven Klaasen Lu Yen-hsun
Lu Yen-hsun
Jonathan Marray 3–6, 6–7(4–7)

Winner 55. 17 January 2015 Auckland , New Zealand Hard Raven Klaasen Dominic Inglot Florin Mergea
Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4

Runner-up 39. 22 February 2015 Delray Beach , US Hard Raven Klaasen Bob Bryan Mike Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3,

Runner-up 40. 27 August 2016 Winston-Salem, US Hard Andre Begemann
Andre Begemann
Guillermo García-López
Guillermo García-López
Henri Kontinen 6–4, 6–7(6–8),

Runner-up 41. 25 September 2016 St. Petersburg , Russia Hard (i) Andre Begemann Dominic Inglot Henri Kontinen 6–4, 3–6,

GRAND SLAM PERFORMANCE – 18 TITLES (8 MEN\'S DOUBLES -webkit-column-count: 2; column-count: 2;">

* Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
* Sania Mirza
Sania Mirza

WorldTeam Tennis

* Bobby Reynolds
Bobby Reynolds
* Anastasia Rodionova
Anastasia Rodionova
* Venus Williams
Venus Williams
* Serena Williams
Serena Williams
* Rennae Stubbs
Rennae Stubbs
* Scott Oudsema * Martina Hingis
Martina Hingis
* Denis Kudla * Sam Querrey
Sam Querrey

Champions Tennis
Tennis
League

* Garbiñe Muguruza
Garbiñe Muguruza
* Somdev Devvarman

PARTNERSHIP WITH MAHESH BHUPATHI

Leander Paes
Leander Paes
and his longtime doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi

The duo of Leander Paes
Leander Paes
and Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
were nicknamed the ″Indian Express″. Leander Paes' off-and-on partnership with Bhupathi drew constant media attention in their home country India. In the 2006 Asian Games
Asian Games
, a loss to the Chinese Taipei
Chinese Taipei
team in the team event led Leander to question Bhupathi's commitment to Team India. He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate. However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics
Olympics
, they decided to play together for their country, and lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champions Roger Federer
Roger Federer
and Stanislas Wawrinka
Stanislas Wawrinka
.

In 2011, the "Indian Express" pair won the doubles title at Chennai Open . They reunited to play in a Grand Slam Tournament after nine years and claimed runners-up in the 2011 Australian Open
Australian Open
and reached the semifinals in the year-end championships.

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a higher success rate against various top teams. They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 24 straight wins.

Leander Paes
Leander Paes
was paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following the refusal of Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi
and Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna
to play with him at the Olympics. Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics
Olympics
rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296, but withdrew the threat a week later. Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to eventual silver medalists Michaël Llodra
Michaël Llodra
and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
of France.

DAVIS CUP RECORD

The duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup
Davis Cup
history. (24 consecutive wins, total 25–2)

SL YEAR OPPONENT RESULT

1 1995 Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanišević
Goran Ivanišević
W

2 1996 Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis L

3 1996 Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
/ Nicklas Kulti L

4 1997 Martin Damm
Martin Damm
/ Petr Korda W

5 1997 Nicolás Massú / Marcelo Ríos
Marcelo Ríos
W

6 1998 Neil Broad / Tim Henman
Tim Henman
W

7 1999 Dong-Hyun Kim / Hyung-Taik Lee W

8 1999 Shan Jiang / Zhu Benqiang W

9 2001 Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu Yang W

10 2001 Thomas Shimada / Takao Suzuki
Takao Suzuki
W

11 2001 Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer W

12 2002 Patrick Chucri / Ali Hamadeh W

13 2002 James Shortall / Daniel Willman W

14 2003 Jun Kato / Thomas Shimada W

15 2003 Alistair Hunt / Mark Nielsen W

16 2004 Mark Nielsen / Matthew Prentice W

17 2004 Thomas Shimada / Takahiro Terachi W

18 2005 Yu Jr. Wang / Zhu Benqiang W

19 2005 Murad Inoyatov / Denis Istomin
Denis Istomin
W

20 2005 Simon Aspelin
Simon Aspelin
/ Jonas Björkman
Jonas Björkman
W

21 2006 Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee Kwon W

22 2006 Jalil Khan / Asim Shafik W

23 2008 Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao Suzuki
Takao Suzuki
W

24 2008 Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecău
Horia Tecău
W

25 2009 Tsung-Hua Yang
Tsung-Hua Yang
/ Chu-Huan Yi W

26 2010 Teymuraz Gabashvili
Teymuraz Gabashvili
/ Igor Kunitsyn
Igor Kunitsyn
W

27 2010 Marcelo Melo
Marcelo Melo
/ Bruno Soares
Bruno Soares
W

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OLYMPIC GAMES

Preceded by Pargat Singh FLAGBEARER FOR INDIA Sydney 2000 Succeeded by Anju Bobby George
Anju Bobby George

* v * t * e

Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna awardees

1991–2000

* Viswanathan Anand
Viswanathan Anand
(1991–92) * Geet Sethi (1992–93) * Homi Motivala and Pushpendra Kumar Garg (1993–94) * Karnam Malleswari (1994–95) * Kunjarani Devi (1995–96) * Leander Paes
Leander Paes
(1996–97) * Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar
(1997–98) * Jyotirmoyee Sikdar (1998–99) * Dhanraj Pillay (1999–2000) * Pullela Gopichand (2000–01)

2001–2010

*