'A Tough Loss': Twitter Salutes Leander Paes As He Announces Retirement

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After Leander Paes decided to end his illustrious career as a professional in 2020, Tennis fans took to Twitter and congratulated him on a glorious career.

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Indian tennis legend Leander Paes on Wednesday evening announced that he will call time on his nearly three-decade-long professional career in 2020. Paes turned professional in 1991 and had an illustrious career, winning 18 doubles and mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and a bronze medal at the 1996 Athens Olympics. Paes won a total of 54 doubles titles in his career. 

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His decision to retire led to an outpouring of emotional tributes from Indian tennis fans on Twitter. Twitterati congratulated him on a glorious career and appreciated his contribution to the sport. Here we bring you the best of the reactions:

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Twitter explodes over Paes' retirement

 

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