newstennis14 days 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis17 days 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.
SportsCafe Desk
featuretennis19 days 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
newstennis23 days 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennisa month 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.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis3 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.
SportsCafe Desk
reporttennis3 months ago

Tashkent ATP Challenger: Paes-Begemann enter semis after a hard-fought victory

Leander Paes and his German partner Andre Begemann notched up close win over Oleksandr Nedovyesov and Denys Molchanov to enter the men’s doubles semi-finals of the Tashkent ATP Challenger tennis on Wednesday. The pair next play wild card Sanjar Fayziev and Jurabeck Karimov for a place in the final.
SportsCafe Desk
reporttennis4 months ago

China Open | Bopanna-Nestor lose to Nadal-Busta in first round

In what turned out to be a disastrous first round at the China Open, Rohan Bopanna and Daniel Nestor lost their match against Rafael Nadal and Pablo Busta 6-7, 4-6. Leander Paes and Andre Begemann were also knocked out 6-3, 5-7, 7-10 despite winning the 1st set against Bernard Tomic and Jack Sock.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis4 months ago

China Open | Rohan Bopanna to face Rafael Nadal in China Open

Rohan Bopanna has been handed a dream draw against 14-time Slam winner Rafael Nadal in the first round of the men's doubles event at the China Open. Other Indians in the event include Leander Paes and Sania Mirza who will be playing with their respective partners in the men's and women's events.
SportsCafe Desk
newstennis4 months ago

Sania Mirza maintains her No.1 rank

In the recently released WTA rankings, Indian star Sania Mirza remained at the top of WTA women’s doubles ranking following her victory at the Pan Pacific Open alongside her new partner Barbora Strycova. Meanwhile, her Olympic mixed-doubles partner Rohan Bopanna remained at 18th men's doubles.
SportsCafe Desk