newstennis15 days ago

Bhupathi-Paes feud turns ugly after players take row to social media

The relationship between Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi has always been a tumultuous one. However, this time the duo have gone too far with Leander Paes opening accusing Bhupathi of dropping him for personal reasons and the latter releasing private Whatsapp messages between the two to the media.
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newstennis17 days ago

Mahesh Bhupathi : Will respond to Paes after winning Uzbekistan tie

India’s non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi has said that he will respond to compatriot Leander Paes after India win the ongoing Davis Cup tie against Uzbekistan in Bangalore. Earlier, Paes had accused Bhupathi of flouting the selection criteria after being dropped for the tie.
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newstennisa month ago

Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova knocked out of Indian Wells

The pair of Sania Mirza and Barbara Strycova were knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open, after going down to Martina Hingis and Yung-jan Chan in the quarter-finals. Leander Paes and his doubles partner Juan Martin del Potro have also lost their men's doubles match to be out of the tournament.
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newstennis3 months ago

Leander Paes quashes retirement rumours

Leander Paes said he has no intentions of retiring in the near future and wants to win a few more grand slams before calling it a day. The 43-year-old also expressed his excitement at playing Davis Cup under former partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who is to take over as non-playing captain.
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newstennis3 months ago

Australian Open | Sania Mirza-Dodig pair enters mixed doubles semi-finals

Sania Mirza and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig entered the mixed doubles semi-finals at the Australian Open by beating Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-4, 3-6, 12-10 and will meet the winner of the Martina Hingis/Leander Paes-Sam Stosur/Sam Groth clash for a place in the final.
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reporttennis3 months ago

Australian Open | Paes-Hingis reach quarters; Nadal to face Raonic

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis are through to the mixed doubles quarter-finals of the Australian Open after beating Casey Dellacqua and Matt Reid 6-2, 6-3 in the second round. Meanwhile, Rafael Nadal will take on Milos Raonic after beating Gael Monfils 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-4 in the fourth round.
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reporttennis3 months ago

Australian Open | Mixed day for India as Paes advances & Mirza exits

Leander Paes and partner Martina Hingis got off to a winning start in mixed doubles, but fourth-seeded Sania Mirza and Barbora Strycova lost in women’s doubles at the Australian Open on Sunday in what turned out to be a mixed day for India at the season-opening grand slam.
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newstennis4 months ago

Leander Paes rules out retirement: I still love my tennis

At the age of 43, Leander Paes has reiterated his desire to continue playing professionally, dismissing reports of his retirement as “a bit of misunderstanding” on the part of the reporters. Paes, who was knocked out of the Chennai Open, has also insisted that he will be back next year.
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newstennis4 months ago

Leander Paes hints at retirement

Indian tennis great Leander Paes put his weight behind Mahesh Bhupathi, who has been appointed as non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, and also hinted at calling time on his professional tennis career over the next few months.
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featuretennis4 months ago

Indian tennis’ lacklustre 2016 – A report card

Sania Mirza's phenomenal success and Leander Paes' completion of his mixed-doubles Career Grand Slam were the only news that brought cheer to Indian tennis fans in an otherwise insipid season.
Sudeshna Banerjee