newstennis21 days 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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newstennisa month 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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reporttennisa month 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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reporttennisa month 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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newstennis2 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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newstennis2 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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featuretennis2 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
newstennis2 months ago

Rohan Bopanna critical of Davis Cup team selection

Rohan Bopanna has voiced his displeasure at not being picked for the Davis Cup tie against New Zealand in February, calling for “logic and fair selection.” The 36-year-old also expressed unhappiness at receiving team news from the media and not the federation.
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newstennis2 months ago

Davis Cup | Rohan Bopanna axed, Mahesh Bhupathi appointed non-playing captain

Mahesh Bhupathi will take over as the non-playing captain of the Indian Davis Cup squad for a two-year term, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) has announced. However, Anand Amritraj will continue as captain for the tie against New Zealand to be played in Pune in February.
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newstennis4 months ago

Leander Paes :  My benchmark is to get 20 Grand Slams

Tennis legend Leander Paes has said that he aims to reach 20 career Grand Slams by the time he retires. The 43-year-old also said that he will not be partnering up with Andre Begemann anytime soon but will pair up with young Indian players such as Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni.
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