The best Indian players of all time have made the nation proud (Part 2)

Leaving Paes

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 world rankings.

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. individual chapter.

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.