Leander Paes

  • Sport: Olympic Tennis
  • Nation: India
  • Notes: Became first Indian male to win an Olympic medal in more than four decades by taking bronze in singles at the 1996 Atlanta Games. ... Also lost in the second round of the doubles with partner Mahesh Bhupathi in Atlanta and the 2000 Olympics in Sydney before the duo lost 16-14 in the third and decisive set in the bronze-medal match of the 2004 Athens Games. ... A former top-ranked doubles player who has won 38 career ATP Tour doubles titles. ... Won three Grand Slam doubles titles with Bhupathi (1999 French Open, 1999 Wimbledon, 2001 French Open). ... Also won the 2006 U.S. Open doubles title with Martin Damm of the Czech Republic. ... Won two Grand Slam mixed doubles titles with Martina Navratilova (2003 Australian Open, 2003 Wimbledon) and one with Lisa Raymond (1999 Wimbledon). ... Highest career singles ranking was No. 73 on Aug. 24, 1998. ... Won one career ATP singles title in 1998 in Newport, R.I. ... Best career Grand Slam singles finish was a third-round showing at the 1997 U.S. Open.
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