Perhaps the most prolific of the Indian players, Leander Paes has always been a formidable force in court. Whether it was his fierce performance or tough determination, Paes was instrumental in making tennis in India more than just a sport.
Many of his exploits on the field have opened a new era in Indian tennis, stemming from passion and strength, instead of the masterpieces that simply define this sport. Stylish and gaudy, it’s really trustful of Paes that he has been very successful in making this sport so popular in a country known for the craziness of cricket.
One of the greatest of contemporary contemporary tennis
players, Paes has incredible records. His heroism with the tennis racket on the
international stage can be rooted even in his teenage years. Not only did he
win the Junior US Open and Wimbledon titles, he also rose to number one in the
Paes exploded in the professional scene in 1991 with much
interest, as it was the following year that saw him play in the quarter-finals
of the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. But his bigger celebrity came four years later
in the next Olympics in Atlanta when he defeated Fernando Meligeni to win a
bronze medal, becoming the first Indian player in the 44s to win a medal.
As the first of India and also the only player who attended seven Olympic Games, continuously through 1992 to 2016, Paes also holds a commendable record in Grand Slam tournaments. With eight pairs and ten mixed pairs in his cat, Paes was also the only player after legendary Rod Laver to win the Wimbledon title in three decades.
Leander Paes not only held the career of Grand Slam in the mixed doubles, but he also won a rare double when winning both male and mixed titles in the 1999 Wimbledon tournament. As a captain, Paes also holds the record for the most number of Davis Cup wins with a 43 win.
Tennis as a sport is an extremely attractive and attractive game. It takes more than a few good serves and strong shots and some really good techniques to make it important in the tennis world.
Passion and determination are an important element such as skill and talent. Because success can only be met through continued perseverance, not many people manage to make it big long term.
Tennis in India can be overshadowed by the frenzy of cricket but the sport has thrived in the country for a long time. Over the years, this country has witnessed some spectacular talents that have brought world-class performances. Here are the best Indian players of all time who have made the nation proud-
Because success can only be met through continued perseverance, not many people manage to make it big long term. Tennis in India can be overshadowed by the frenzy of cricket but the sport has thrived in the country for a long time. Over the years, this country has witnessed some spectacular talents that have brought world-class performances. Here are the best Indian players of all time who have made the nation proud-
For those who have watched Indian tennis from its wisdom,
Ramanathan Krishnan is no stranger. He is one of the few famous Indian players
to be credited with bringing the country up there along with other heavyweight
rivals on the global competition stage. A prolific player, perhaps Krishnan’s
leadership and his exceptional flair made him a crowd lover and one of the best
to emerge from the country.
The first Asian to win the Wimbledon title, the same year after the 1953 debut, who also won the all-Indian championship six times and played eight finals, Krishnan was easily one of the best players that India has ever produced. Krishnan is ranked as number 4 in the world at a time when it is not easy to access the best infrastructure.
From leading the national team to the first Davis Cup final
against Australia in 1966 until winning a half-century of victory for singles
in the tournament, the presence spanned more than two decades of Davis Cup team
has shown his power as an outstanding player. Krishnan’s presence in the tennis
village is called the golden era of Indian tennis and he was one of the top
players in the world during the 50s and 60s.