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Leander Paes
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Country (sports) India India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 44)
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1991
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $8,362,767
Singles
Career record 101–99
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 73 (24 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1997, 2000)
French Open 2R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games SF – B (1996)
Doubles
Career record 744–427
Career titles 55
Highest ranking No. 1 (21 June 1999)
Current ranking No. 46 (3 March 2018)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open W (1999, 2001, 2009)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (2006, 2009, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005)
Olympic Games SF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 10
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2010, 2015)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (1999, 2003, 2010, 2015)
US Open W (2008, 2015)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Team competitions

Last updated on: 11 December 2017

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Leander Adrian Paes (/ps/ PAYSS; 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) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.[1]

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 in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and its 3rd Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan in January 2014 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.[2]

He won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2016,[3] making him the first Indian and only tennis player to compete at seven Olympic Games.

He is a former Davis Cup team captain, and holds the record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 43 victories (surpassing Nicola Pietrangeli who has 42 victories.).[4]

He also plays in World TeamTennis for the 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.[5]

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.[6]

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Early lifeEdit

Leander was born in Calcutta, India, on 17 June 1973 to Vece Paes, a Goan, and, Jennifer Paes, from Calcutta. He was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta, and the St. Xavier's College of the University of Calcutta. His parents were both sports persons. Vece was a midfielder in the bronze medal-winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics.[7] His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras (Chennai) in 1985, where he was coached by Dave O'Meara.[8] The academy played a key role in his early development. Leander earned international fame when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and rose to no. 1 in the junior world rankings.

Personal lifeEdit

Paes is a direct descendant of the 19th century Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta through his mother. Paes had a live-in-relationship with Rhea Pillai in 2005. The couple have a daughter, Aiyana. She has filed a case at a local metropolitan court against Paes in 2014, alleging that he had her belongings removed from a wing of his home so his visiting parents could stay there.[9]

In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Olympic Gold Quest,[10] a foundation co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to support talented athletes from India in winning Olympic medals.[11]

CareerEdit

Early career (1991–1997)Edit

Paes first won titles at the Junior US Open and the Junior Wimbledon and he turned professional in 1991.[12] He rose to the number 1 in the world junior rankings.[13] In 1992, he reached the quarter finals of the doubles event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with Ramesh Krishnan.[14]

He went one better at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, where he beat Fernando Meligeni to win the bronze medal, thus becoming the first Indian to win an individual medal since KD Jadhav won bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics more than four decades earlier.[15] Paes cited the match as one of his greatest performances on the court, in part because his wrist was severely injured.[16] He was awarded the highest sporting honour by the government of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1996.[17] His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered Sébastien Lareau to reach the US Open doubles semifinal. After having a moderate season in 1994, he reached the quarter-finals of the 1995 Australian Open doubles with Kevin Ullyett. From 1996, he partnered with fellow-Indian Mahesh Bhupathi, which would prove to be a winning combination. Their first year was not a very successful one, especially in the Grand Slams, with a round of 32 finish at Wimbledon being the best. 1997 proved to be a much better year for the team of Paes and Bhupathi, with the semifinals of the US Open their best Grand Slam result. Paes climbed the doubles ranking from no. 89 at the beginning of the year to no. 14 at the end of the year.[18] That year he also made his best singles performance in a Grand Slam, getting to the third round of the 1997 US Open, beating Carlos Costa and Arnaud Boetsch before losing to Cédric Pioline.

Rise in doubles (1998–2002)Edit

The doubles team of Paes and Bhupathi grew stronger in 1998, reaching the semifinals of three Grand Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open, and the US Open. In the same year, Paes had two of his biggest singles results in the ATP tour. The first one came by winning his only ATP singles title at Newport, and the second was beating Pete Sampras, 6–3, 6–4, at the New Haven ATP tournament in the only meeting in their career.[19][20][21][22] In 1999, the duo reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French Open, thus becoming the first Indian pair to win a doubles event at a Grand Slam. Paes also teamed up with Lisa Raymond to win the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon. The year also marked his ascent to the no. 1 ranking in doubles.[23] The following year, Paes partnered with Sébastien Lareau for the Australian Open and Jan Siemerink for the French Open, losing in the first round on both occasions. Paes teamed up again with Bhupathi for the US Open, but lost in the first round again. The duo had a disappointing second round exit to Australian duo of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde at the Sydney Olympics, despite high hopes.[24] Paes was given the honour of carrying the Indian Flag at the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympics.[25] In spite of a winning the French Open in 2001, the team of Bhupathi and Paes had first-round exits in the other three Grand Slams. Paes was awarded the Padmashri by the Government of India in 2001.[26] The duo of Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.[27] In 2002, Leander paired up with Michael Hill for a number of tournaments, with moderate success.

 
Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova pairing up in a mixed doubles event

2003–2007Edit

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 and Wimbledon with 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.[28] In the 2004 Athens 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. Paes led the Indian tennis team at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 and won two golds in the men's doubles (partnering Bhupathi) and mixed doubles (partnering Sania Mirza).[29][30] Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007.[31][32] With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.[33][34][35]

2008Edit

Paes and Bhupathi took part in the men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka,[36] who went on to win the men's doubles gold medal.[37] Later in 2008, with Cara Black, he won the 2008 US Open mixed double title.

2009Edit

In 2009, he won the French Open[38] and US Open Men's doubles titles with Lukáš Dlouhý[39] and was the runner-up in mixed doubles at the US Open.

2010Edit

He began the 2010 season in good form, again winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black.[40] This was the pair's third consecutive Grand Slam final and the fourth overall

2012Edit

Paes and Radek Štěpánek's journey at Wimbledon championship 2012 came to an end when the duo lost against Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.[41]

Paes and Elena Vesnina reached the finals of the mixed doubles at the 2012 Wimbledon Championships after beating Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3[42] on 7 July 2012.[43] but they lost on the final to Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan 3–6, 7–5, 4–6.[44][45]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Indian pair (partner Vishnu Vardhan) lost to French team Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–7, 6–4, 3–6[46]

Paes and Štěpánek advanced to the final of the men's doubles at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers and Marc López, retired because of injury.[47][48] However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.[49]

Paes and Štěpánek kicked off the ATP World Tour Finals with a win against Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Dutchman Jean Julien Rojer, 6–4, 7–5.[50] They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.

2013Edit

Paes won the 2013 US Open men's doubles with Radek Štěpánek defeating Alexander Peya and 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 announced its 3rd Highest Civilian Award Padma Bhushan for Paes.[51]

2014Edit

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

2015Edit

Paes started his 25th season on the ATP World Tour by partnering Klaasen to the 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 with 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 and 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, 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 to win the mixed doubles championship. The final with a 6–1, 6–1 score against fifth seeds Alexander Peya and Tímea Babos lasted only 41 minutes. In men's doubles, Paes and Nestor reached the third round.[52] 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.[53][better source needed]

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

2016Edit

On 3 June 2016, Paes completed his Career Grand Slam in mixed doubles tennis by winning the 2016 French Open with Martina Hingis, thus joining an elite league of players to do so.[54] He also broke Owen Davidson's record[citation needed] for most such titles in gentlemen's section. Paes qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Men's Doubles, and partnered with Rohan Bopanna. They lost in the first round to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski and 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 with Saketh Myneni and this pair lost to Rafael Nadal and Marc López in 4 sets.

2017Edit

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 Open in straight sets. With this loss, Paes moved down to the 64th rank in doubles. Though India won their Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, Paes and his last minute partner, Vishnu Vardhan, lost to the New Zealand pair of Artem Sitak and Michael Venus. Paes and Rohan Bopanna were kept as reserves by new, non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi for the tie against Uzbekistan. Eventually, Paes was dropped from final four, which created controversy.[citation needed] Paes reached the semis of the Dubai Open and at Delray Beach. Paes, with 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 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.

2018Edit

Paes continued his partnership with Purav Raja, started the season in Maharashtra Open and the duo lost in first round to the defending champions Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.In Australian open Paes along with Purav Raja lost in round of 16.Along with James Cerretani,Paes won the Newport Beach Challenger.With this Paes moved on to 47 in Rankings.Paes along with James Cerretani finished as runner up in Dubai open.With this Paes moved to 46 in rankings.Paes was recalled to Davis cup squad to play against China.on Apri 7th 2018,Paes becomes the most successful person in Davis cup history with his 43rd doubles victory.After being 0-2 down vs China,Paes along with Rohan Bopanna scripted India's comeback and in the end India won the tie 3-2.

Davis Cup careerEdit

Paes started his 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.[55][56] 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 team that reached the semifinals of the 1993 Davis Cup with wins against Switzerland and France, eventually losing to Australia. In singles, his major wins came against French duo of Arnaud Boetsch and Henri Leconte in Fréjus, France in 1993, Wayne Ferreira in 1994, and Goran Ivanišević in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Jiří Novák in 1997.[57][58] He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon and Ivanisevic of Croatia in 1995, Martin Damm and Petr Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Nicolás Massú and Marcelo Ríos of Chile in 1997, Broad and Tim Henman in 1998, and Simon Aspelin and Jonas Björkman of 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 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.[clarification needed][citation needed]

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[clarification needed] five-setter on grass. Jan Siemerink, in 1996, then ranked No. 20, also fell to Paes in the Davis Cup.[citation needed]

Year-end finalsEdit

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.[59]

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 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 styleEdit

Leander has been described as having a strange playing style by Andre Agassi.[60] He varies his play as the match goes on; he is one of the best volleyers and a talented dropshotter.[61] His volleying techniques were learnt from former Indian player Akhtar Ali.[62] He hits a one-handed backhand, which he drives only seldom, preferring instead to slice when returning serve or rallying from his backhand.

Acting careerEdit

Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli's Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller.[63] He has also been offered his first Hollywood script.[64]

Year Film Role Notes
2013 Rajdhani Express Keshav Debut film

Significant finalsEdit

Grand Slam finalsEdit

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

By winning the 2012 Australian Open title, Paes achieved the career Grand Slam.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Jonas Björkman
  Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6
Winner 1999 French Open Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Goran Ivanišević
  Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass   Mahesh Bhupathi   Paul Haarhuis
  Jared Palmer
6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Sébastien Lareau
  Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Winner 2001 French Open (2) Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 US Open Hard   David Rikl   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard   Martin Damm   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2006 US Open Hard   Martin Damm   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2008 US Open Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Winner 2009 French Open (3) Clay   Lukáš Dlouhý   Wesley Moodie
  Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2009 US Open (2) Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2010 French Open Clay   Lukáš Dlouhý   Nenad Zimonjić
  Daniel Nestor
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2011 Australian Open Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2013 US Open (3) Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runner-ups)Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass   Lisa Raymond   Anna Kournikova
  Jonas Björkman
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2001 US Open Hard   Lisa Raymond   Rennae Stubbs
  Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 5–7, [11–9]
Winner 2003 Australian Open Hard   Martina Navratilova   Eleni Daniilidou
  Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2003 Wimbledon (2) Grass   Martina Navratilova   Anastassia Rodionova
  Andy Ram
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard   Martina Navratilova   Elena Bovina
  Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 2005 French Open Clay   Martina Navratilova   Daniela Hantuchová
  Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2007 US Open Hard   Meghann Shaughnessy   Victoria Azarenka
  Max Mirnyi
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 2008 US Open Hard   Cara Black   Liezel Huber
  Jamie Murray
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2009 Wimbledon Grass   Cara Black   Anna-Lena Grönefeld
  Mark Knowles
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2009 US Open Hard   Cara Black   Carly Gullickson
  Travis Parrot
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2010 Australian Open (2) Hard   Cara Black   Ekaterina Makarova
  Jaroslav Levinský
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2010 Wimbledon (3) Grass   Cara Black   Lisa Raymond
  Wesley Moodie
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2012 Australian Open Hard   Elena Vesnina   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Horia Tecău
3–6, 7–5, [3–10]
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Grass   Elena Vesnina   Lisa Raymond
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 2015 Australian Open (3) Hard   Martina Hingis   Kristina Mladenovic
  Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2015 Wimbledon (4) Grass   Martina Hingis   Tímea Babos
  Alexander Peya
6–1, 6–1
Winner 2015 US Open (2) Hard   Martina Hingis   Bethanie Mattek-Sands
  Sam Querrey
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 2016 French Open Clay   Martina Hingis   Sania Mirza
  Ivan Dodig
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Olympic medal matchesEdit

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)Edit

Bronze medal final
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1996   Atlanta Hard   Fernando Meligeni 3–6, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 1Edit

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2004 Athens Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Mario Ančić
  Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP career finalsEdit

Singles: 1 (1 title)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
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: 97 (55 titles, 42 runner-ups)Edit

Legend
Grand Slam (8–8)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–4)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (13–5)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–10)
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
  Scott Melville
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 1. 7 April 1997 Chennai, India Hard   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
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
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 (2) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Olivier Delaître
  Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 11 May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 5 October 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet (i)   Mahesh Bhupathi   Todd Woodbridge
  Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 19 October 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet   Mahesh Bhupathi   Todd Woodbridge
  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
  Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 5 April 1999 Chennai, 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
  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
  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
  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 (2) Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Petr Pála
  Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Winner 23. 6 August 2001 Cincinnati, US Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Martin Damm
  David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 29 October 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet   Mahesh Bhupathi   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet   Mahesh Bhupathi   Ellis Ferreira
  Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 24. 31 December 2001 Chennai, 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
  Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
Winner 26. 24 February 2003 Dubai, UAE (2) Hard   David Rikl   Wayne Black
  Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
Winner 27. 3 March 2003 Delray Beach, US Hard   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
  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
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 14. 29 February 2004 Dubai, UAE Hard   Jonas Björkman   Mahesh Bhupathi
  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 (2) Clay   David Rikl   Marc Rosset
  Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2
Winner 31. 26 July 2004 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 15. 12 September 2004 New York, US Hard   David Rikl   Mark Knowles
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Winner 32. 13 September 2004 Delray Beach, US (2) Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Gastón Etlis
  Martín Rodríguez
6–0, 6–3
Winner 33. 11 April 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay   Nenad Zimonjić   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
W/O
Winner 34. 18 April 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay   Nenad Zimonjić   Feliciano López
  Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3
Winner 35. 26 September 2005 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i)   Paul Hanley   Jonathan Erlich
  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
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 18. 13 November 2005 Shanghai, China Carpet (i)   Nenad Zimonjić   Michaël Llodra
  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
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 36. 19 June 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2) Grass   Martin Damm   Arnaud Clément
  Chris Haggard
6–1, 7–6
Winner 37. 28 August 2006 New York, US Hard   Martin Damm   Jonas Björkman
  Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 20. 7 January 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard   Martin Damm   Mikhail Youzhny
  Nenad Zimonjić
1–6, 6–7
Winner 38. 19 February 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i)   Martin Damm   Andrei Pavel
  Alexander Waske
6–3, 6–7, [10–7]
Winner 39. 5 March 2007 Indian Wells, US Hard   Martin Damm   Jonathan Erlich
  Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 21. 1 April 2007 Miami, US Hard   Martin Damm   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7, 6–3, [7–10]
Runner-up 22. 23 June 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Martin Damm   Jeff Coetzee
  Rogier Wassen
6–3, 6–7, [10–12]
Runner-up 23. 9 June 2008 Halle, Germany Grass   Lukáš Dlouhý   Mikhail Youzhny
  Mischa Zverev
6–3, 4–6, [3–10]
Runner-up 24. 15 June 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Mahesh Bhupathi   Mario Ančić
  Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 25. 25 August 2008 New York, US Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Winner 40. 21 September 2008 Bangkok, Thailand (2) Hard (i)   Lukáš Dlouhý   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
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 27. 18 January 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard   Scott Lipsky   Martin Damm
  Robert Lindstedt
5–7, 4–6
Runner-up 28. 15 February 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
2–6, 5–7
Winner 41. 6 June 2009 Paris, France (3) Clay   Lukáš Dlouhý   Wesley Moodie
  Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 42. 13 September 2009 New York, US (2) Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 29. 10 January 2010 Brisbane, Australia Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Jérémy Chardy
  Marc Gicquel
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Runner-up 30. 27 February 2010 Dubai, UAE Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Simon Aspelin
  Paul Hanley
2–6, 3–6
Winner 43. 3 April 2010 Miami, US Hard   Lukáš Dlouhý   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Max Mirnyi
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 31. 5 June 2010 Paris, France Clay   Lukáš Dlouhý   Daniel Nestor
  Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 32. 19 June 2010 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass   Lukáš Dlouhý   Robert Lindstedt
  Horia Tecău
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Winner 44. 17 October 2010 Shanghai, China Hard   Jürgen Melzer   Mariusz Fyrstenberg
  Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Winner 45. 9 January 2011 Chennai, India (5) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Robin Haase
  David Martin
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Runner-up 33. 29 January 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 46. 2 April 2011 Miami, US (2) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Runner-up 34. 12 June 2011 London, UK Grass   Mahesh Bhupathi   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Winner 47. 21 August 2011 Cincinnati, US Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Michaël Llodra
  Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 48. 8 January 2012 Chennai, India (6) Hard   Janko Tipsarević   Andy Ram
  Jonathan Erlich
6–4, 6–4
Winner 49. 28 January 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Winner 50. 31 March 2012 Miami, US (3) Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Max Mirnyi
  Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Runner-up 35. 8 September 2012 New York, US Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 36. 7 October 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Winner 51. 14 October 2012 Shanghai, China (2) Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Mahesh Bhupathi
  Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]
Winner 52. 24 August 2013 Winston-Salem, US Hard   Daniel Nestor   Treat Huey
  Dominic Inglot
7–6(12–10), 7–5
Winner 53. 8 September 2013 New York, US Hard   Radek Štěpánek   Alexander Peya
  Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Runner-up 37. 3 August 2014 Washington, D.C., United States Hard   Samuel Groth   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
5–7, 4–6
Winner 54. 27 September 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i)   Marcin Matkowski   Jamie Murray
  John Peers
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Runner-up 38. 11 January 2015 Chennai, India Hard   Raven Klaasen   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
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Runner-up 39. 22 February 2015 Delray Beach, US Hard   Raven Klaasen   Bob Bryan
  Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Runner-up 40. 27 August 2016 Winston-Salem, US Hard   Andre Begemann   Guillermo García-López
  Henri Kontinen
6–4, 6–7(6–8), [8–10]
Runner-up 41. 25 September 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i)   Andre Begemann   Dominic Inglot
  Henri Kontinen
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Runner-up 42. 3 March 2018 Dubai, UAE Hard   James Cerretani   Jean-Julien Rojer
  Horia Tecău
2–6, 6–7(2–7)

ATP Challenger titlesEdit

Singles: 11Edit

No.    Date    Tournament Surface Opponent Score
1 Dec 1992 Guangzhou, China Hard   Richard Matuszewski 6–3, 6–3
2 May 1994 Bombay, India Hard   Joost Winnink 6–7, 6–3, 6–1
3 Aug 1994 Binghamton, United States Hard   David Witt 6–4, 6–2
4 Aug 1995 Brasilia, Brazil Hard   Roberto Jabali 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
5 Nov 1996 Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius Grass   Fabrice Santoro 7–5, 6–4
6 Mar 1998 Bangkok, Thailand Hard   Gouichi Motomura 6–4, 7–5
7 Feb 1999 Calcutta, India Grass   Mahesh Bhupathi 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
8 Apr 1999 New Delhi, India Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi 7–5, 6–4
9 Dec 1999 Lucknow, India Grass   Jamie Delgado 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
10 Dec 1999 Jaipur, India Grass   Barry Cowan 7–6(10–8), 6–4
11 Mar 2000 Mumbai, India Hard   Dennis van Scheppingen 7–6(7–2), 3–2, ret.

Doubles: 25Edit

No.    Date    Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
1 Aug 1992 New Haven, United States Hard   Todd Nelson   Jeremy Bates
  Byron Black
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
2 Dec 1992 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Hard   Donald Johnson   Richard Matuszewski
  John Sullivan
6–2, 7–6
3 Jan 1993 Bangalore, India Clay   Donald Johnson   Sean Cole
  Andrei Merinov
6–4, 6–3
4 Feb 1993 Wolfsburg, Germany Carpet (i)   Donald Johnson   Jan Apell
  Michael Mortensen
7–6, 6–1
5 May 1994 Manila, Philippines Hard   Albert Chang   Richard Matuszewski
  David Nainkin
6–4, 6–4
6 Apr 1995 Nagoya, Japan Hard   Kevin Ullyett   Joshua Eagle
  Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 7–5
7 Jun 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Clay   Óscar Ortiz   Sergio Cortés
  João Cunha e Silva
7–6, 7–6
8 Sep 1995 Aruba, Aruba Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   José Antonio Conde)
  Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
9 Apr 1996 Fergana, Uzbekistan Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Geoff Grant
  Maurice Ruah
6–3, 7–6
10 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Hard   Neville Godwin   Noam Behr
  Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
11 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba (2) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Sébastien Leblanc
  Grant Stafford
6–2, 6–2
12 Sep 1996 Madras, India Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Sander Groen
  Oleg Ogorodov
7–5, 6–1
13 Nov 1996 Ahmedabad, India Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Georg Blumauer
  Udo Plamberger
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
14 Jan 1997 Singapore, Singapore Hard (i)   Mahesh Bhupathi   Michael Joyce
  Scott Melville
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
15 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay   Mahesh Bhupathi   Devin Bowen
  Tuomas Ketola
6–4, 6–0
16 May 1997 Jerusalem, Israel (2) Hard   Mahesh Bhupathi   Kevin Ullyett
  Wayne Black
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
17 Apr 2000 Bermuda, Bermuda Clay   Jan Siemerink   Jeff Coetzee
  Brent Haygarth
6–3, 6–2
18 May 2016 Busan, South Korea Hard   Sam Groth   Sanchai Ratiwatana
  Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
19 Jul 2016 Biella, Italy Clay   Andre Begemann   Andrej Martin
  Hans Podlipnik-Castillo
6–4, 6–4
20 Apr 2017 León, Mexico Hard   Adil Shamasdin   Luca Margaroli
  Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
21 Apr 2017 Tallahassee, United States Clay   Scott Lipsky   Máximo González
  Leonardo Mayer
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
22 Jun 2017 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass   Adil Shamasdin   Brydan Klein
  Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
23 Nov 2017 Knoxville, United States Hard (i)   Purav Raja   James Cerretani
  John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
24 Nov 2017 Champaign, United States Hard (i)   Purav Raja   Ruan Roelofse
  Joe Salisbury
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
25 Jan 2018 Newport Beach, United States Hard   James Cerretani   Treat Huey
  Denis Kudla
6–4, 7–5

Performance timelinesEdit

SinglesEdit

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 5 2–5
French Open A A Q2 A A A 2R Q3 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A Q3 Q2 1R Q3 2R 3R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 4–4 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0 / 15 7–15
National representation
Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held SF-B Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 5–3
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1
Year-end ranking 278 194 260 139 130 129 122 91 142 188 299

DoublesEdit

Current through the 2018 Davis Cup Z1 2nd round.

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 SR W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF A 1R SF F 1R 1R 2R QF 1R A F 3R 2R SF QF F W 1R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1 / 23 49–22
French Open A A A A A A A 2R SF W 1R W SF SF 2R QF 1R 2R 3R W F 2R 2R 2R A 3R QF 2R 3 / 20 52–17
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 3R A 2R 1R 2R W A 1R 1R SF 2R QF SF QF SF 1R 2R 2R 3R SF SF 3R 2R 1R 1 / 23 44–22
US Open A A A SF 2R 1R Q1 SF SF F 1R 1R 2R A F 1R W 1R F W 1R QF F W 3R 2R 1R 2R 3 / 23 59–20
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 4–3 3–2 1–1 5–4 13–4 22–2 0–3 6–3 6–4 11–3 7–4 6–3 15–3 6–4 12–4 16–2 9–4 10–4 14–3 11–3 9–3 6–4 4–4 2–4 2–1 8 / 89 204–81
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify F RR F F RR NH A DNQ F SF SF RR RR RR SF SF RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 14 20–29
National representation
Olympics NH QF Not Held 2R Not Held 2R Not Held 4th Not Held QF Not Held 2R Not Held 1R NH 0 / 7 10–8
Davis Cup Z1 PO PO SF 1R PO QF 1R 1R Z1 PO PO PO PO Z1 PO Z1 Z1 PO PO 1R A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO PO 0 / 6 43–13
Win–Loss 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 0 / 13 53–21
Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A A Q2 1R 1R A SF 2R 1R 1R SF 1R QF 2R W QF 2R 1R 2R QF A QF 2R A 1R A 1 / 19 22–18
Miami A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 2R F QF 1R A F QF 2R W W W 2R 1R 1R A A A 3 / 20 33–17
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A SF 2R A SF 1R 2R A W 2R A 2R SF 2R A QF QF A 2R A A 1 / 13 14–12
Rome A A A A A A A W A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R SF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 2R A 2R A A 1 / 15 10–14
Madrid Not Held 2R A 1R F 1R 2R 2R A SF A QF 2R A 2R A A 0 / 10 6–10
Canada A A A A A A A W SF QF A 1R QF QF W 2R SF QF SF A 2R 2R SF 2R 2R 2R A A 2 / 17 21–15
Cincinnati A A A 1R A A A QF A 2R A W 1R 2R QF QF SF SF QF 2R 2R W 2R QF 2R QF A 1R 2 / 19 20–17
Shanghai Not Held A W SF W 2R 2R 2R A A 2 / 6 12–4
Paris A A A A A A A 2R W A A F 2R 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 2R QF 2R 2R 2R QF 1R A A 1 / 15 11–14
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 2R SF SF SF A A SF Not Masters Series 0 / 7 11–6
Stuttgart Not Masters Series A QF F A A QF Discontinued 0 / 3 5–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 9–5 16–4 3–5 1–2 12–7 5–9 9–7 11–7 12–8 6–6 12–6 11–9 5–6 12–7 11–5 14–7 4–8 5–6 5–9 0–0 0–2 0–0 13 / 144 165–130
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 0 6 / 7 6 / 8 5 / 9 2 / 3 4 / 6 2 / 2 3 / 5 4 / 6 3 / 6 2 / 3 2 / 5 1 / 5 2 / 4 2 / 6 3 / 5 4 / 6 2 / 2 1 / 2 1 / 3 0 / 2 0 / 0 0 / 1 55 / 97
Overall W–L 1–1 4–0 4–2 8–8 5–8 13–10 5–13 44–17 55–16 48–14 18–14 40–16 24–23 36–15 42–18 36–19 33–20 40–19 41–26 28–17 32–20 32–14 43–19 29–18 26–16 27–26 14–16 16–22 6–6 750–433
Year-end rank 481 179 93 142 76 89 14 4 1 84 9 33 13 13 12 12 12 10 8 5 8 3 10 29 41 59 63 63%

Mixed doublesEdit

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R W F A SF QF 2R 2R W 2R F 2R QF W QF QF 3 / 18
French Open A A A 3R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 2R 2R F QF QF 1R 2R QF QF SF 2R A 2R W 1R 1 / 20
Wimbledon 3R A 1R QF QF W A 3R QF W 3R A QF QF 2R F W QF F 2R 2R W 3R 1R 4 / 21
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R F 2R A SF QF 1R F W F QF SF QF A QF W 2R A 2 / 19
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 3 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 10 / 78
National representation
Summer Olympics Not Held QF Not Held A NH 0 / 1

PartnershipsEdit

Leander Paes is known for changing partnerships, and he has had over 100 different partners over his career.[65] Paes has also teamed with 25 players in Grand Slam mixed doubles.

Partners in men's doublesEdit

No. Partner Year
1   Zeeshan Ali 1990
2   Ramesh Krishnan 1991 1992 1993
3   Juan Rios 1991
4   Charlton Eagle 1991
5   Andrew Sznajder 1992
6   Bertrand Madsen 1992
7   Nicola Bruno 1992
8   Kevin Ullyett 1992 1995 1997
9   Nicklas Utgren 1992
10   Todd Nelson 1992 1993
11   Gilad Bloom 1992 1994
12   Donald Johnson 1992-1994 1996 2003
13   Tommy Ho 1993
14   Vladimir Gabrichidze 1993
15   Arne Thoms 1993
16   Byron Black 1993 2000
17   Laurence Tieleman 1993 1995
18   Fernon Wibier 1993
19   Oliver Fernandez 1993
20   Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1993
21   Wayne Arthurs 1993 1999 2000
22   Sébastien Lareau 1993 1994 2000
23   Stefan Kruger 1993
24   Ellis Ferreira 1993
25   Johan de Beer 1993
26   Shuzo Matsuoka 1993
27   Marten Renström 1994
28   Mark Knowles 1994
29   Gaurav Natekar 1994 1995
30   Marius Barnard 1994
31   Albert Chang 1994
32   Stephen Noteboom 1994
33   Daniel Nestor 1994 2013 2015
34   Richard Matuszewski 1994
35   Mark Kaplan 1994
36   Mahesh Bhupathi 1994–2006 2008–2011
37   Adam Malik 1994
38   Wayne Black 1995–1996
39   Lars-Anders Wahlgren 1995
40   Kent Kinnear 1995
41   Matt Lucena 1995
42   Clinton Ferreira 1995
43   Eyal Ran 1995
44   Maurice Ruah 1995
45   Óscar Ortiz 1995
46   Nicolás Pereira 1995 1996
47   David Adams 1995
48   Devin Bowen 1996
49   Jeff Belloli 1996
50   Neville Godwin 1996
51   David DiLucia 1996
52   Chris Haggard 1996 2000
53   Marcos Ondruska 1997
54   Roger Smith 1997
55   Mark Keil 1997
56   Nitten Kirrtane 1997
57   Piet Norval 1998
58   Peter Tramacchi 1998
59   Jan Siemerink 1999 2000
60   Jonas Björkman 1999 2004
61   Jared Palmer 1999
62   Olivier Delaître 1999
63   Fazaluddin Syed 2000
64   Nicolás Lapentti 2000
65   Vishal Uppal 2000 2002
66   Mustafa Ghouse 2001
67   John-Laffnie de Jager 2002
68   Justin Gimelstob 2002
69   Tomáš Cibulec 2002 2004
70   Michaël Llodra 2002 2013
71   Stephen Huss 2002
72   Michael Hill 2002
73   David Rikl 2002 2003 2004
74   Nenad Zimonjić 2003 2005
75   Jonathan Erlich 2004
76   Radek Štěpánek 2004 2006 2012 2013 2014 2015
77   Paul Hanley 2005 2007 2008
78   Martin Damm 2006 2007
79   Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 2006
80   Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya 2007
81   Rohan Bopanna 2007 2012
82   Tommy Robredo 2008
83   Lukáš Dlouhý 2008 2009 2010
84   Scott Lipsky 2009 2012
85   Jürgen Melzer 2010 2012 2013
86   Janko Tipsarević 2012
87   Alexander Peya 2012
88   Kevin Anderson 2012
89   Vishnu Vardhan 2012
90   Horia Tecău 2012
91   Édouard Roger-Vasselin 2013
92   Purav Raja 2013 2017 2018
93   Sanam Singh 2013
94   Daniele Bracciali 2013
95   Sam Groth 2014
96   David Marrero 2014
97   Marcin Matkowski 2014
98   Stan Wawrinka 2014
99   Raven Klaasen 2015
100   Marcel Granollers 2015
101   Andy Murray 2015
102   Fernando Verdasco 2015
103   Grigor Dimitrov 2015
104   John Peers 2015
105   Łukasz Kubot 2015
106   Rafael Nadal 2015
107   Jérémy Chardy 2016
108   Andre Begemann 2016
109   Saketh Myneni 2016
110   Ramkumar Ramanathan 2016
111   André Sá 2017
112   Guillermo García-López 2017
113   Yen-Hsun Lu 2017
114   Juan Martin Del Potro 2017
115   Dustin Brown 2017
116   Adil Shamasdin 2017
117   Antonio Sancic 2017
118   Alexander Zverev Jr. 2017
119   James Cerretani 2018
120   Joe Salisbury 2018

Partners in Mixed doublesEdit

No. Partner Year
1   Yayuk Basuki 1994-1995
2   Kyōko Nagatsuka 1996
3   Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie 1997
4   Larisa Savchenko 1998
5   Rika Hiraki 1998
6   Katrina Adams 1999
7   Lisa Raymond 1999-2002
8   Miriam Oremans 2002
9   Martina Navratilova 2002-2005
10   Nathalie Dechy 2006
11   Maria Kirilenko 2006
12   Samantha Stosur 2006-2007
13   Meghann Shaughnessy 2007
14   Ágnes Szávay 2008
15   Nadia Petrova 2008
16   Rennae Stubbs 2008
17   Cara Black 2008-2011
18   Iveta Benešová 2011
19   Elena Vesnina 2011-2013
20   Sania Mirza 2012 (Olympics)
21   Jelena Janković 2013
22   Zheng Saisai 2013
23   Daniela Hantuchová 2014
24   Martina Hingis 2015-2016, 2017
25   Xu Yifan 2017

Other partnersEdit

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other eventsEdit

WorldTeam TennisEdit

Champions Tennis LeagueEdit

Partnership with Mahesh BhupathiEdit

 
Leander Paes and his longtime doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi

The duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were nicknamed the ″Indian Express″. Leander Paes' off-and-on partnership with Bhupathi drew constant media attention in their home country India.[66][67][68] In the 2006 Asian Games, a loss to the Chinese Taipei team in the team event led Leander to question Bhupathi's commitment to Team India.[69] He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate.[70] However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they decided to play together for their country,[71] and lost in the quarterfinals to the eventual champions Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka.[72]

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 and reached the semifinals in the year-end championships.[73]

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a higher success rate against various top teams.[74] They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 24 straight wins.[75]

Leander Paes was paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following the refusal of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to play with him at the Olympics.[76] Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296,[77] but withdrew the threat a week later.[78] Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to eventual silver medalists Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of France.

Davis Cup recordEdit

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

SL Year Opponent Result
1 1995   Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanišević W
2 1996   Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis L
3 1996   Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti L
4 1997   Martin Damm / Petr Korda W
5 1997   Nicolás Massú / Marcelo Ríos W
6 1998   Neil Broad / 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 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 W
20 2005   Simon Aspelin / 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 W
24 2008   Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecău W
25 2009   Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan Yi W
26 2010   Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor Kunitsyn W
27 2010   Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares W

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