To come back home with the world record is very special
Leander Paes

EXCLUSIVE: Living Legend Leander Tells All After Setting Astonishing International Record! Here's Why Paes Plays

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

Hack:

  • Leander Paes has spoken exclusively with Republic TV after setting an extraordinary record
  • Paes has become the most successful doubles player in the history of the Davis Cup
  • Paes' record comes 29 years after he made his debut in the competition aged just 16

Republic TV has spoken to India's Tennis marathon-man Leander Paes, who last week created history by becoming the most successful doubles player in the history of the Davis Cup surpassing Nicola Pietrangeli.

The 44-year-old Paes recorded his 43rd win as he and Rohan Bopanna defeated China's Mao Xin Gong and Ze Zhang giving India a prayer before Ramkumar Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran won consecutive wins to complete India's sensational 3-2 comeback in the international team event.

A man with extraordinary numbers, Paes' record comes 29 years after he made his debut in the Davis Cup aged just 16! He and his former doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi also hold the record for the longest doubles streak in the history of the Davis Cup, having won 24 matches in a row between 1997 and 2010.

The Padma Bhushan awardee has also won an incredible 18 Grand slam titles in the doubles and mixed doubles, with Novak Djokovic once memorably telling Paes that he inspires him every day. Paes also secured India's first individual Olympics medal in over four decades with his Bronze medal run at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

Watch in the video above, Paes speaking about his record, his extraordinary career, his inspirations and much more with Republic TV's Shivani Gupta.
 

Below Article Thumbnails
DO NOT MISS