Leander Paes

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Leander Adrian Paes (/peɪs/ PAYSS; born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered as one of the greatest doubles player in the history of the sport along the record of most doubles wins in the Davis Cup.

Paes has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. 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.

Paes received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001; and India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan prize in January 2014, for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.

He won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016, 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's 42).

He plays in World Team Tennis for the Washington Kastles. He was 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.

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana..Paes has announced that he will retire in 2020, which will be his farewell season on the Pro-circuit."I want to announce 2020 as my farewell year as a pro tennis player," Paes wrote in a statement, which he posted on his twitter handle..

EARLY LIFE[edit | edit source]

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, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School and the St. Xavier's College of the University of Calcutta. His parents were both athletes. Vece was a midfielder in the bronze medal-winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics. His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Paes is a direct descendant of 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 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.

Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras (Chennai) in 1985, where he was coached by Dave O'Meara. 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 at age 17.
In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Olympic Gold Quest, a foundation co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to support talented Indian athletes.

CAREER[edit | edit source]

Early career (1991–1997)[edit | edit source]

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

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics he beat Fernando Meligeni to win the bronze medal, the first Indian to win an individual medal since KD Jadhav won bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. Paes cited the match as one of his greatest performances, in part because his wrist was severely injured. He was awarded the highest sporting honor by the government of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1996.

His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered with Sébastien Lareau to reach the US Open doubles semifinal. After 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. Their first year was not successful, especially in the Grand Slams, reaching the round of 32 only at Wimbledon. 1997 proved to be a much better year for the team, reaching the US Open semifinals. Paes climbed the doubles ranking from no. 89 at the beginning of the year to no. 14 at year end. That year he made his best singles performance in a Grand Slam, losing in the third round of the 1997 US Open to Cédric Pioline after beating Carlos Costa and Arnaud Boetsch.

Rise in doubles (1998–2002)[edit | edit source]

Paes/Bhupathi grew stronger in 1998, reaching the semifinals of three Grand Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Paes had two of his biggest singles results. 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 at their only meeting. In 1999, the duo reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French, thus becoming the first Indians to win a doubles event at a Grand Slam. Paes teamed up with Lisa Raymond to win the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon. The year marked his ascent to the no. 1 doubles ranking. The following year, Paes partnered with Sébastien Lareau for the Australian and Jan Siemerink for the French, losing in the first round on both occasions. Paes again teamed 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. Paes was given the honor of carrying the Indian Flag at the opening ceremony.

In spite of winning the French in 2001, Bhupathi/Paes had first-round exits in the other three Grand Slams. Paes was awarded the Padmashri by the Government of India in 2001. The duo of Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. In 2002, Leander paired up with Michael Hill with moderate success.

2003–2007[edit | edit source]

After 2003 Paes increasingly focused on doubles. He won the mixed doubles events at the Australian and Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova, both in 2003. Weeks later, 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. He had to miss the US Open, but recovered by the end of that year.

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 (with Bhupathi) and mixed doubles (with Sania Mirza). Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007. With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.

2008[edit | edit source]

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

2009[edit | edit source]

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

2010[edit | edit source]

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

2012[edit | edit source]

Paes and Radek Štěpánek's 2012 Wimbledon tournament ended when the duo lost to Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo. Paes and Elena Vesnina reached the finals of the Wimbledon mixed doubles after beating Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3 on 7 July. They lost in the final to Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan 3–6, 7–5, 4–6.

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

Paes and Štěpánek advanced to the finals at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers and Marc López, retired because of injury. However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.
Paes and Štěpánek kicked off the ATP World Tour Finals with a win against Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Aquafresh and Dutchman Jean Julien Rojer, 6–4, 7–5. They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.

2013[edit | edit source]

Paes/Štěpánek won the 2013 US Open, defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6–1, 6–3. This was 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.

2014[edit | edit source]

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

2015[edit | edit source]

Paes started his 25th season on the ATP World Tour by partnering with Klaasen to reach 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 had 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 doubles wins.

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. Paes/Nestor reached the third round. By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes shared the record for men's titles in the open era with Owen Davidson.

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

2016[edit | edit source]

On 3 June 2016, Paes completed his Career Grand Slam in mixed by winning the 2016 French Open with Hingis, thus joining an elite league of players. He broke Davidson's record for most men's titles. 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 the 2016 US Open. He turned up for the Davis cup against Spain with Saketh Myneni, losing to Rafael Nadal and Marc López in 4 sets.

2017[edit | edit source]

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 64th in doubles ranks. Though India won their Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, Paes and his last minute partner, Vishnu Vardhan, lost to the New Zealanders Artem Sitak/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. 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. 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. It was first time since 1996 that Paes failed to win a title or reach the final at an ATP tour event in a season.

2018[edit | edit source]

Paes continued his partnership with Raja, losing the Maharashtra Open in the first round to defending champions Bopanna/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. In the Australian Open, Paes/Raja lost in the round of 16. Along with James Cerretani, Paes won the Newport Beach Challenger. Paes along with James Cerretani finished as runner up in the Dubai Open. Paes was recalled to India's Davis Cup squad to play against China. On April 7, 2018, Paes became the most successful player in Davis Cup history with his 43rd doubles victory. After going 0-2 down, Paes/Bopanna scripted India's comeback and in the end India won the tie 3-2. After this, Paes skipped clay and grass court seasons. Paes was selected for the 2018 Asian Games, but the day before the Games started, he opted out citing the lack of a doubles specialist to accompany him. Paes/Cerretani finished as runner-ups at the Winston-Salem Open. The same pair lost in the first round of the US Open. Paes along with Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela finished as runner-ups at the Chicago Challenger and Monterrey challenger. Paes along with Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela won the Santo Domingo Challenger and finished as runner up in Brest Challenger.

2019[edit | edit source]

Paes and Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela started the 2019 season at the Maharashtra Open. The duo lost a very close quarter-final to the eventual champions, Bopanna/Divij Sharan, 17-15 in a match tie-break. Paes/Reyes-Varela then finished as runners-up in the Da Nang Challenger before losing in the first round of the Australian Open. Paes reached the semi finals of the Hall Of Fame Championship in July 2019.

Davis Cup[edit | edit source]

Paes started his Davis Cup career in 1990, when he partnered Zeeshan Ali in doubles to beat the Japanese team in a five-set encounter. His Davis cup record was 89–32 as of July 2015. He played a key role on the Indian team that reached the World Group from 1991–1998. He was part of the Indian team that reached the semifinals 1993 with wins against Switzerland and France, eventually losing to Australia. In singles, his major wins came against the French duo of Arnaud Boetsch and Henri Leconte in 1993, Wayne Ferreira in 1994, and Goran Ivanišević in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, beating Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Jiří Novák in 1997. He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon/Ivanisevic of Croatia in 1995, Damm/Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Massú/Ríos of Chile in 1997, Broad/Henman in 1998, and Aspelin/Björkman of Sweden in 2005. In 2007, Leander had three wins (two doubles and one singles) and no losses.

In 1993 he beat No. 25 Arnaud Boetsch on clay in straight sets. 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.

In 1994 he beat World No. 13 Wayne Ferreira in straight sets.
In 1995 he beat Ivanišević (1992 and 1994 Wimbledon singles finalist) in a five-setter on grass. Jan Siemerink, in 1996, then ranked No. 20, also fell to Paes.

Year-end finals[edit | edit source]

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.

Paes played at the year-end championships with Bhupathi each year from 1997 to 2000, as well as in 2002 and 2011, 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 STYLE[edit | edit source]

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

ACTING CAREER[edit | edit source]

Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli's Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller.
Film Role Notes
2013 Rajdhani Express Keshav Debut film

SIGNIFICANT FINALS[edit | edit source]

Grand Slam finals[edit | edit source]

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runner-ups)[edit | edit source]

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, 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, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

6–7, 4–6
Winner 2001 French Open 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, 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2008 US Open Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

6–7, 6–7
Winner 2009 French Open Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Wesley Moodie

Dick Norman

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2009 US Open 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, 6–2
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

3–6, 4–6
Winner 2013 US Open Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya

Bruno Soares

6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runner-ups)[edit | edit source]

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 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
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 Hard Cara Black Ekaterina Makarova

Jaroslav Levinský

7–5, 6–3
Winner 2010 Wimbledon 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 Hard Martina Hingis Kristina Mladenovic

Daniel Nestor

6–4, 6–3
Winner 2015 Wimbledon Grass Martina Hingis Tímea Babos

Alexander Peya

6–1, 6–1
Winner 2015 US Open 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 matches[edit | edit source]

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)[edit | edit source]

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

Doubles: 1[edit | edit source]

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2004 Athens Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ančić

Ivan Ljubičić

6–7, 6–4, 14–16

ATP CAREER FINALS[edit | edit source]

Singles: 1 (1 title)[edit | edit source]

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 1–0 6 July 1998 Newport, US Grass Neville Godwin 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 98 (55 titles, 43 runners-up)[edit | edit source]

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 (28–16)

Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss Aug 1995 New Haven, US Hard Nicolás Pereira Rick Leach

Scott Melville

3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win Apr 1997 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Oleg Ogorodov

Eyal Ran

7–6, 7–5
Win Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Luxa

David Škoch

6–1, 6–1
Win Jul 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

7–6, 6–3
Win Aug 1997 New Haven, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win Sep 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Alex O'Brien

Jim Courier

7–5, 7–6
Win Oct 1997 Singapore, Singapore Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach

Jonathan Stark

6–4, 6–4
Loss Nov 1997 Hartford, US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach

Jonathan Stark

3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Win Jan 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître

Fabrice Santoro

6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win Feb 1998 Dubai, UAE Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson

Francisco Montana

6–2, 7–5
Win Apr 1998 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître

Max Mirnyi

6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Win May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira

Rick Leach

6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win Oct 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge

Mark Woodforde

6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Loss Oct 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge

Mark Woodforde

2–6, 3–6
Loss Nov 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win Nov 1998 Paris, France Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Jacco Eltingh

Paul Haarhuis

6–4, 6–2
Loss Feb 1999 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman

Patrick Rafter

3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win Apr 1999 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black

Neville Godwin

4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win May 1999 Paris, France Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanišević

Jeff Tarango

6–2, 7–5
Win Jun 1999 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Jan Siemerink Ellis Ferreira

David Rikl

W/O
Win Jun 1999 London, UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis

Jared Palmer

6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Win Jul 1999 Newport, US Grass Wayne Arthurs Sargis Sargsian

Chris Woodruff

6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Loss Aug 1999 Indianapolis, US Hard Olivier Delaître Paul Haarhuis

Jared Palmer

3–6, 4–6
Loss Sep 1999 New York, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

6–7, 4–6
Loss Nov 1999 Hartford, US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau

Alex O'Brien

3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win May 2000 Orlando, US Clay Jan Siemerink Justin Gimelstob

Sébastien Lareau

6–3, 6–4
Win Oct 2000 Tokyo, Japan Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Hill

Jeff Tarango

6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss Dec 2000 Bangalore, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson

Piet Norval

6–7, 3–6, 4–6
Win Apr 2001 Atlanta, US Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach

David Macpherson

6–3, 7–6
Win Apr 2001 Houston, US Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Kevin Kim

Jim Thomas

7–6, 6–2
Win May 2001 Paris, France Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pála

Pavel Vízner

7–6, 6–3
Win Aug 2001 Cincinnati, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Martin Damm

David Prinosil

7–6, 6–3
Loss Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira

Rick Leach

6–7, 4–6
Loss Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira

Rick Leach

6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win Dec 2001 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Tomáš Cibulec

Ota Fukárek

5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Win Apr 2002 Majorca, Spain Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Julian Knowle

Michael Kohlmann

6–2, 6–4
Win Feb 2003 Dubai, UAE Hard David Rikl Wayne Black

Kevin Ullyett

6–3, 6–0
Win Mar 2003 Delray Beach, US Hard Nenad Zimonjić Raemon Sluiter

Martin Verkerk

7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Loss Apr 2003 Miami, US Hard David Rikl Roger Federer

Max Mirnyi

5–7, 3–6
Loss Jun 2003 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Donald Johnson Martin Damm

Cyril Suk

5–7, 6–7
Win Jul 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay David Rikl František Čermák

Leoš Friedl

6–3, 6–3
Loss Feb 2004 Dubai, UAE Hard Jonas Björkman Mahesh Bhupathi

Fabrice Santoro

2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win Jun 2004 Halle, Germany Grass David Rikl Tomáš Cibulec

Petr Pála

6–2, 7–5
Win Jul 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay David Rikl Marc Rosset

Stanislas Wawrinka

6–4, 6–2
Win Jul 2004 Toronto, Canada Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman

Max Mirnyi

6–4, 6–2
Loss Sep 2004 New York, US Hard David Rikl Mark Knowles

Daniel Nestor

3–6, 3–6
Win Sep 2004 Delray Beach, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Gastón Etlis

Martín Rodríguez

6–0, 6–3
Win Apr 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Nenad Zimonjić Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

W/O
Win Apr 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Nenad Zimonjić Feliciano López

Rafael Nadal

6–3, 6–3
Win Sep 2005 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Paul Hanley Jonathan Erlich

Andy Ram

6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Loss Oct 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Wayne Arthurs

Paul Hanley

3–6, 3–6
Loss Oct 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Mark Knowles

Daniel Nestor

6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss Nov 2005 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Nenad Zimonjić Michaël Llodra

Fabrice Santoro

7–6, 3–6, 6–7
Loss Jan 2006 Melbourne, Australia Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win Jun 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2) Grass Martin Damm Arnaud Clément

Chris Haggard

6–1, 7–6
Win Aug 2006 New York, US Hard Martin Damm Jonas Björkman

Max Mirnyi

6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss Jan 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Martin Damm Mikhail Youzhny

Nenad Zimonjić

1–6, 6–7
Win Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Martin Damm Andrei Pavel

Alexander Waske

6–3, 6–7, [10–7]
Win Mar 2007 Indian Wells, US Hard Martin Damm Jonathan Erlich

Andy Ram

6–4, 6–4
Loss Apr 2007 Miami, US Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

6–7, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss Jun 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Martin Damm Jeff Coetzee

Rogier Wassen

6–3, 6–7, [10–12]
Loss Jun 2008 Halle, Germany Grass Lukáš Dlouhý Mikhail Youzhny

Mischa Zverev

6–3, 4–6, [3–10]
Loss Jun 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ančić

Jürgen Melzer

6–7, 3–6
Loss Aug 2008 New York, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

6–7, 6–7
Win Sep 2008 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Lukáš Dlouhý Scott Lipsky

David Martin

6–4, 7–6
Loss Sep 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mikhail Youzhny

Mischa Zverev

3–6, 4–6
Loss Jan 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Scott Lipsky Martin Damm

Robert Lindstedt

5–7, 4–6
Loss Feb 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor

Nenad Zimonjić

2–6, 5–7
Win Jun 2009 Paris, France Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Wesley Moodie

Dick Norman

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win Sep 2009 New York, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi

Mark Knowles

3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss Jan 2010 Brisbane, Australia Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Jérémy Chardy

Marc Gicquel

3–6, 6–7
Loss Feb 2010 Dubai, UAE Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Simon Aspelin

Paul Hanley

2–6, 3–6
Win Apr 2010 Miami, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi

Max Mirnyi

6–2, 7–5
Loss Jun 2010 Paris, France Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor

Nenad Zimonjić

5–7, 2–6
Loss Jun 2010 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Lukáš Dlouhý Robert Lindstedt

Horia Tecău

6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Win Oct 2010 Shanghai, China Hard Jürgen Melzer Mariusz Fyrstenberg

Marcin Matkowski

7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Win Jan 2011 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Robin Haase

David Martin

6–2, 6–7, [10–7]
Loss Jan 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

3–6, 4–6
Win Apr 2011 Miami, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi

Daniel Nestor

6–7, 6–2, [10–5]
Loss Jun 2011 London, UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

7–6, 6–7, [6–10]
Win Aug 2011 Cincinnati, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michaël Llodra

Nenad Zimonjić

7–6, 7–6
Win Jan 2012 Chennai, India Hard Janko Tipsarević Andy Ram

Jonathan Erlich

6–4, 6–4
Win Jan 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

7–6, 6–2
Win Mar 2012 Miami, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Max Mirnyi

Daniel Nestor

3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss Sep 2012 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

3–6, 4–6
Loss Oct 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya

Bruno Soares

3–6, 6–7
Win Oct 2012 Shanghai, China Hard Radek Štěpánek Mahesh Bhupathi

Rohan Bopanna

6–7, 6–3, [10–5]
Win Aug 2013 Winston-Salem, US Hard Daniel Nestor Treat Huey

Dominic Inglot

7–6, 7–5
Win Sep 2013 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya

Bruno Soares

6–1, 6–3
Loss Aug 2014 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Samuel Groth Jean-Julien Rojer

Horia Tecău

5–7, 4–6
Win Sep 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Marcin Matkowski Jamie Murray

John Peers

3–6, 7–6, [10–5]
Loss Jan 2015 Chennai, India Hard Raven Klaasen Lu Yen-hsun

Jonathan Marray

3–6, 6–7
Win Jan 2015 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Raven Klaasen Dominic Inglot

Florin Mergea

7–6, 6–4
Loss Feb 2015 Delray Beach, US Hard Raven Klaasen Bob Bryan

Mike Bryan

3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss Aug 2016 Winston-Salem, US Hard Andre Begemann Guillermo García-López

Henri Kontinen

6–4, 6–7, [8–10]
Loss Sep 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Andre Begemann Dominic Inglot

Henri Kontinen

6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss Mar 2018 Dubai, UAE Hard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer

Horia Tecău

2–6, 6–7
Loss Aug 2018 Winston-Salem, US Hard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer

Horia Tecău

4–6, 2–6

ATP CHALLENGER AND ITF FUTURES FINALS[edit | edit source]

Singles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runner-ups)[edit | edit source]

Finals by surface
Legend
ATP Challenger (11–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (7–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (4–0)
Carpet (0–0)
ATP Challenger (11–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Hard (7–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (4–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L   Date   Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win Dec 1992 Guangzhou, China Challenger Hard Richard Matuszewski 6–3, 6–3
Loss Apr 1994 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Christophe Van Garsse 4–6, 3–6
Win May 1994 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Joost Winnink 6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Win Aug 1994 Binghamton, USA Challenger Hard David Witt 6–4, 6–2
Loss May 1995 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Byron Black 3–6, 4–6
Win Aug 1995 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Roberto Jabali 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Loss Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard Oleg Ogorodov 6–7, 3–6
Win Nov 1996 Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius Challenger Grass Fabrice Santoro 7–5, 6–4
Win Mar 1998 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard Gouichi Motomura 6–4, 7–5
Win Feb 1999 Calcutta, India Challenger Grass Mahesh Bhupathi 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win Apr 1999 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi 7–5, 6–4
Win Dec 1999 Lucknow, India Challenger Grass Jamie Delgado 7–6, 7–6
Win Dec 1999 Jaipur, India Challenger Grass Barry Cowan 7–6, 6–4
Win Mar 2000 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Dennis van Scheppingen 7–6, 3–2 ret.

Doubles: 44 (26 titles, 18 runner-ups)[edit | edit source]

Finals by surface
Legend
ATP Challenger (26–18)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (17–14)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (1–1)
ATP Challenger (26–18)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Hard (17–14)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (1–1)

Result W–L   Date   Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss Apr 1992 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Bertrand Madsen Jeremy Bates

Mark Petchey

5–7, 6–3, 6–7
Win Aug 1992 New Haven, USA Challenger Hard Todd Nelson Jeremy Bates

Byron Black

7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Win Dec 1992 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Challenger Hard Donald Johnson Richard Matuszewski

John Sullivan

6–2, 7–6
Win Jan 1993 Bangalore, India Challenger Clay Donald Johnson Sean Cole

Andrei Merinov

6–4, 6–3
Win Feb 1993 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Donald Johnson Jan Apell

Michael Mortensen

7–6, 6–1
Loss Aug 1993 Cincinnati, USA Challenger Hard Wayne Arthurs Johan de Beer

Kevin Ullyett

6–7, 4–6
Loss Feb 1994 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet (i) Mark Knowles Anders Järryd

Bent-Ove Pedersen

4–6, 3–6
Win May 1994 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard Albert Chang Richard Matuszewski

David Nainkin

6–4, 6–4
Loss Oct 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Andrew Foster

Danny Sapsford

w/o
Win Apr 1995 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Kevin Ullyett Joshua Eagle

Andrew Kratzmann

7–6, 7–5
Loss Jun 1995 Medellín, Colombia Challenger Clay Maurice Ruah Wayne Black

László Markovits

5–7, 4–6
Win Jun 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Challenger Clay Óscar Ortiz Sergio Cortés

João Cunha Silva

7–6, 7–6
Win Sep 1995 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi José Antonio Conde

Christo van Rensburg

6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win Apr 1996 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant

Maurice Ruah

6–3, 7–6
Loss May 1996 Andijan, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant

Maurice Ruah

4–6, 3–6
Win May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Neville Godwin Noam Behr

Eyal Ran

7–6, 7–5
Loss Jun 1996 Annenheim, Austria Challenger Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Sandon Stolle

Michael Tebbutt

2–6, 4–6
Win Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Leblanc

Grant Stafford

6–2, 6–2
Win Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sander Groen

Oleg Ogorodov

7–5, 6–1
Win Nov 1996 Ahmedabad, India Challenger Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Georg Blumauer

Udo Plamberger

6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss Nov 1996 Reunion Island, Reunion Challenger Hard Donald Johnson Hendrik Jan Davids

Fabrice Santoro

3–6, 6–7
Win Jan 1997 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Joyce

Scott Melville

6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Devin Bowen

Tuomas Ketola

6–4, 6–0
Win May 1997 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black

Kevin Ullyett

6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Win Apr 2000 Bermuda, Bermuda Challenger Clay Jan Siemerink Jeff Coetzee

Brent Haygarth

6–3, 6–2
Loss Mar 2010 Sunrise, USA Challenger Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Martin Damm

Filip Polášek

6–4, 1–6, [11–13]
Loss Apr 2016 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Sam Groth Santiago González

Mate Pavić

4–6, 6–3, [11–13]
Win May 2016 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Sam Groth Sanchai Ratiwatana

Sonchat Ratiwatana

4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
Win Jul 2016 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Andre Begemann Andrej Martin

Hans Podlipnik Castillo

6–4, 6–4
Loss Oct 2016 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Andre Begemann Mikhail Elgin

Denis Istomin

4–6, 2–6
Win Apr 2017 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Adil Shamasdin Luca Margaroli

Caio Zampieri

6–1, 6–4
Win Apr 2017 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay Scott Lipsky Máximo González

Leonardo Mayer

4–6, 7–6, [10–7]
Win Jun 2017 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass Adil Shamasdin Brydan Klein

Joe Salisbury

6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win Nov 2017 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i) Purav Raja James Cerretani

John-Patrick Smith

7–6, 7–6
Win Nov 2017 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard (i) Purav Raja Ruan Roelofse

Joe Salisbury

6–3, 6–7, [10–5]
Win Jan 2018 Newport Beach, USA Challenger Hard James Cerretani Treat Huey

Denis Kudla

6–4, 7–5
Loss Feb 2018 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i) Joe Salisbury Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

Christopher Rungkat

4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss Sep 2018 Chicago, USA Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Luke Bambridge

Neal Skupski

3–6, 4–6
Loss Oct 2018 Monterrey, Mexico Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Marcelo Arévalo

Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan

1–6, 4–6
Win Oct 2018 Santo Domingo,

Dominican Republic

Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Ariel Behar

Roberto Quiroz

4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss Oct 2018 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Sander Gillé

Joran Vliegen

6–3, 4–6, [2–10]
Loss Jan 2019 Da Nang, Vietnam Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Hsieh Cheng-peng

Christopher Rungkat

3–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Loss Jun 2019 Ilkley, UK Challenger Grass Marcus Daniell Santiago González

Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

3–6, 4–6
Loss Feb 2020 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Matthew Ebden Purav Raja

Ramkumar Ramanathan

0–6, 3–6

PERFORMANCE TIMELINES[edit | edit source]

Singles[edit | edit source]

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

Doubles[edit | edit source]

Current through the 2020 Davis Cup Qualifying 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 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
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 1R A 1 / 24 49–23
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 A 2R 3 / 21 53–18
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 A 1R 1 / 24 44–23
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 1R 1R 3 / 25 59–22
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 2–2 1–4 0–0 8 / 94 205–86
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 Not Held 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 Z1 QR 0 / 6 45–13
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 1–0 1–0 0 / 13 55–21
ATP Tour Masters 1000
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 A A 2 / 19 20–17
Shanghai Not Held A W SF W 2R 2R 2R A A 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 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 0–0 0–0 13 / 144 165–130
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 5 2 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 55
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 9 3 6 2 5 6 6 3 5 5 4 6 5 6 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 98
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 11–14 12–14 3–2 770–457
Year-end ranking 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 63 105 62.75%

Mixed doubles[edit | edit source]

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 2018 2019 2020 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
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 A 2R 2R 3 / 20
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 A A 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 A 1R 4 / 22
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 A 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 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 10 / 81
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held QF Not held A Not held 0 / 1

PARTNERSHIPS[edit | edit source]

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

Partners in men's doubles[edit | edit source]

No. Partner Year
1 Zeeshan Ali 1990
2 Ramesh Krishnan 1991–1993
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 Nitin Kirtane 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 2002–2004
74 Nenad Zimonjić 2003, 2005
75 Jonathan Erlich 2004
76 Radek Štěpánek 2004, 2006, 2012–2015
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, 2014–2016, 2018, 2020
82 Tommy Robredo 2008
83 Lukáš Dlouhý 2008–2010
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, 2017
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 2017
119 James Cerretani 2018
120 Joe Salisbury 2018
121 Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela 2018
122 Benoit Paire 2019
123 Philipp Oswald 2019
124 Sander Gillé 2019
125 Rameez Junaid 2019
126 Marcus Daniell 2019
127 Marius Copil 2019
128 Jack Sock 2019
129 Guillermo Durán 2019
130 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 2019
131 Matthew Ebden 2020

Partners in Mixed doubles[edit | edit source]

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, 2019
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 2015–2017
25 Xu Yifan 2017
26 Jelena Ostapenko 2020
  • These lists only consists of players who played with Leander Paes in ATP and ITF-recognized tournaments which include the Olympics, Grand Slams, World Tour Finals, World Tour Masters, World Tour Series, Davis Cup ties, and ATP Challengers. They do not include the players who played with him in the other unrecognized multi-sport events and leagues such as World TeamTennis. The lists might be incomplete when all the other tournaments are considered. The order of the players in the list is based on their first partnering with Paes. Sania Mirza had also earlier played with Leander Paes in 2006 and 2010 in the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games.

Other partners[edit | edit source]

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other events[edit | edit source]

  • Mahesh Bhupathi
  • Sania Mirza

WorldTeam Tennis[edit | edit source]

  • Bobby Reynolds
  • Anastasia Rodionova
  • Venus Williams
  • Serena Williams
  • Rennae Stubbs
  • Scott Oudsema
  • Martina Hingis
  • Denis Kudla
  • Sam Querrey

Champions Tennis League[edit | edit source]

  • Garbiñe Muguruza
  • Somdev Devvarman


PARTNERSHIP WITH MAHESH BHUPATHI[edit | edit source]

The duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi was nicknamed the ″Indian Express″. Paes' off-and-on partnership with Bhupathi drew constant media attention in their home country. 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. He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate. However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they reunited for their country, losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Federer/Wawrinka.

In 2011, the pair won doubles at the 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.

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a high success rate against various top teams. They have a Davis Cup record for the longest doubles winning streak, with 24 straight wins.

Paes paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following Bhupathi and Bopanna 's refusal. Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296, but withdrew the threat a week later. Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to French silver medalists Llodra/Tsonga.

Davis Cup record[edit | edit source]

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 Kim Dong-hyun / 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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