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Leander Adrian Paes (/pes/ PAYSS; born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player.

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.[1]

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.[2]

He won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016,[3] 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).[4]

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.[5]

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.[6].Indian tennis icon Leander Paes on Wednesday,25 December 2019, announced that he will bring the curtains down on his illustrious career 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.[7].

Early life

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 [8] 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.[9] 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.[10]

Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras (Chennai) in 1985, where he was coached by Dave O’Meara.[11] 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,[12] a foundation co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to support talented Indian athletes.[13]


Early career (1991-1997)

Paes first won titles at the Junior US Open and the Junior Wimbledon and he turned professional in 1991.[14] He rose to number 1 in the world junior rankings.[15] In 1992, he reached the quarter finals of the doubles event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with Ramesh Krishnan.[16]

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.[17] Paes cited the match as one of his greatest performances, in part because his wrist was severely injured.[18] He was awarded the highest sporting honor by the government of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1996.[19]

His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered with Sbastien 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.[20] That year he made his best singles performance in a Grand Slam, losing in the third round of the 1997 US Open to Cdric Pioline after beating Carlos Costa and Arnaud Boetsch.

Rise in doubles (1998-2002)

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.[21][22][23][24] 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.[25] The following year, Paes partnered with Sbastien 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.[26] Paes was given the honor of carrying the Indian Flag at the opening ceremony.[27]

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.[28] The duo of Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.[29] In 2002, Leander paired up with Michael Hill with moderate success.

Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova pairing up in a mixed doubles event


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.[30]

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).[31][32] Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007.[33][34] With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.[35][36][37]


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,[38] who went on to win gold.[39] With Cara Black he won the 2008 US Open mixed doubles title.


In 2009, he won the French Open[40] and US Open Men’s doubles titles with Luk Dlouh[41] and was the runner-up in mixed at the US Open.


He began the 2010 season in good form, again winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black.[42] This was the pair’s third consecutive Grand Slam final and the fourth overall


Paes and Radek tpnek‘s 2012 Wimbledon tournament ended when the duo lost to Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.[43] 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[44] on 7 July.[45] They lost in the final to Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan 3-6, 7-5, 4-6.[46][47]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Indian pair (Vishnu Vardhan) lost to French team Michal Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6-7, 6-4, 3-6.[48]

Paes and tpnek advanced to the finals at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers and Marc Lpez, retired because of injury.[49][50] However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.[51]

Paes and tpnek 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.[52] They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.


Paes/tpnek 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.[53]


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


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 Tmea Babos lasted only 41 minutes. Paes/Nestor reached the third round.[54] By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes shared the record for men’s titles in the open era with Owen Davidson.[55][circular reference]

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.


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.[56] He broke Davidson’s record[citation needed] 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 ukasz 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 Lpez in 4 sets.


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.[citation needed] 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.


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 ngel Reyes-Varela finished as runner-ups at the Chicago Challenger and Monterrey challenger. Paes along with Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela won the Santo Domingo Challenger and finished as runner up in Brest Challenger.


Paes and Miguel ngel 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

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.[57][58] 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 Ivanievi in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, beating Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Ji Novk in 1997.[59][60] He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon/Ivanisevic of Croatia in 1995, Damm/Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Mass/Ros of Chile in 1997, Broad/Henman in 1998, and Aspelin/Bjrkman 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.[clarification needed][citation needed]

In 1994 he beat World No. 13 Wayne Ferreira in straight sets.

In 1995 he beat Ivanievi (1992 and 1994 Wimbledon singles finalist) in a five-setter on grass. Jan Siemerink, in 1996, then ranked No. 20, also fell to Paes.[citation needed]

Year-end finals

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.[61]

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 Sbastien Lareau and Alex O’Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.

Playing style

Leander has been described as having a strange playing style by Andre Agassi.[62] He varies his play as the match goes on; he is one of the best volleyers and a talented drop shotter.[63] His volleying techniques were learnt from former Indian player Akhtar Ali.[64] 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

Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli’s Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller.[65]

FilmRoleNotes2013Rajdhani ExpressKeshavDebut film

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runner-ups)

By winning the 2012 Australian Open title, Paes achieved the career Grand Slam.

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScoreRunner-up1999Australian OpenHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiSweden Jonas Bjrkman
Australia Patrick Rafter3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(12-10), 4-6Winner1999French OpenClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiCroatia Goran Ivanievi
United States Jeff Tarango6-2, 7-5Winner1999WimbledonGrassIndia Mahesh BhupathiNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer6-7(10-12), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-4)Runner-up1999US OpenHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien6-7, 4-6Winner2001French Open (2)ClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiCzech Republic Petr Pla
Czech Republic Pavel Vzner7-6, 6-3Runner-up2004US OpenHardCzech Republic David RiklThe Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor3-6, 3-6Runner-up2006Australian OpenHardCzech Republic Martin DammUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan6-4, 3-6, 4-6Winner2006US OpenHardCzech Republic Martin DammSweden Jonas Bjrkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-3Runner-up2008US OpenHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan6-7(5-7), 6-7(10-12)Winner2009French Open (3)ClayCzech Republic Luk DlouhSouth Africa Wesley Moodie
Belgium Dick Norman3-6, 6-3, 6-2Winner2009US Open (2)HardCzech Republic Luk DlouhIndia Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles3-6, 6-3, 6-2Runner-up2010French OpenClayCzech Republic Luk DlouhSerbia Nenad Zimonji
Canada Daniel Nestor5-7, 2-6Runner-up2011Australian OpenHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Winner2012Australian OpenHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan7-6(7-1), 6-2Runner-up2012US OpenHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Winner2013US Open (3)HardCzech Republic Radek tpnekAustria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares6-1, 6-3

Mixed doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runner-ups)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScoreWinner1999WimbledonGrassUnited States Lisa RaymondRussia Anna Kournikova
Sweden Jonas Bjrkman6-4, 3-6, 6-3Runner-up2001US OpenHardUnited States Lisa RaymondAustralia Rennae Stubbs
Australia Todd Woodbridge6-4, 5-7, Winner2003Australian OpenHardUnited States Martina NavratilovaGreece Eleni Daniilidou
Australia Todd Woodbridge6-4, 7-5Winner2003Wimbledon (2)GrassUnited States Martina NavratilovaRussia Anastassia Rodionova
Israel Andy Ram6-3, 6-3Runner-up2004Australian OpenHardUnited States Martina NavratilovaRussia Elena Bovina
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonji6-1, 7-6Runner-up2005French OpenClayUnited States Martina NavratilovaSlovakia Daniela Hantuchov
France Fabrice Santoro3-6, 6-3, 6-2Runner-up2007US OpenHardUnited States Meghann ShaughnessyBelarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-4, 7-6(8-6)Winner2008US OpenHardZimbabwe Cara BlackUnited States Liezel Huber
United Kingdom Jamie Murray7-6, 6-4Runner-up2009WimbledonGrassZimbabwe Cara BlackGermany Anna-Lena Grnefeld
The Bahamas Mark Knowles7-5, 6-3Runner-up2009US OpenHardZimbabwe Cara BlackUnited States Carly Gullickson
United States Travis Parrot6-2, 6-4Winner2010Australian Open (2)HardZimbabwe Cara BlackRussia Ekaterina Makarova
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinsk7-5, 6-3Winner2010Wimbledon (3)GrassZimbabwe Cara BlackUnited States Lisa Raymond
South Africa Wesley Moodie6-4, 7-6Runner-up2012Australian OpenHardRussia Elena VesninaUnited States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Romania Horia Tecu3-6, 7-5, Runner-up2012WimbledonGrassRussia Elena VesninaUnited States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 7-5, 4-6Winner2015Australian Open (3)HardSwitzerland Martina HingisFrance Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor6-4, 6-3Winner2015Wimbledon (4)GrassSwitzerland Martina HingisHungary Tmea Babos
Austria Alexander Peya6-1, 6-1Winner2015US Open (2)HardSwitzerland Martina HingisUnited States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Sam Querrey6-4, 3-6, Winner2016French OpenClaySwitzerland Martina HingisIndia Sania Mirza
Croatia Ivan Dodig4-6, 6-4,

Olympic medal matches

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)

Bronze medal final

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfaceOpponentScoreBronze1996United States AtlantaHardBrazil Fernando Meligeni3-6, 6-2, 6-4

Doubles: 1

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore4th place2004AthensHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCroatia Mario Ani
Croatia Ivan Ljubii6-7(5-7), 6-4, 14-16

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

LegendGrand Slam (0-0)Tennis Masters Cup (0-0)ATP Masters Series (0-0)ATP Tour (1-0)OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScoreWinner1-06 July 1998Newport, USGrassSouth Africa Neville Godwin6-3, 6-2

Doubles: 98 (55 titles, 43 runners-up)

LegendGrand 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)OutcomeW-LDateTournamentSurfacePartnerOpponentScoreLoss0-1Aug 1995New Haven, USHardVenezuela Nicols PereiraUnited States Rick Leach
United States Scott Melville3-6, 7-5, 4-6Win1-1Apr 1997Chennai, IndiaHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Israel Eyal Ran7-6, 7-5Win2-1Apr 1997Prague, Czech RepublicClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiCzech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic David koch6-1, 6-1Win3-1Jul 1997Montreal, CanadaHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien7-6, 6-3Win4-1Aug 1997New Haven, USHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien6-4, 6-7, 6-2Win5-1Sep 1997Beijing, ChinaHard (i)India Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Alex O’Brien
United States Jim Courier7-5, 7-6Win6-1Oct 1997Singapore, SingaporeCarpet (i)India Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark6-4, 6-4Loss6-2Nov 1997Hartford, USCarpetIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark3-6, 4-6, 6-7Win7-2Jan 1998Doha, QatarHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiFrance Olivier Delatre
France Fabrice Santoro6-4, 3-6, 6-4Win8-2Feb 1998Dubai, UAEHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana6-2, 7-5Win9-2Apr 1998Chennai, India (2)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiFrance Olivier Delatre
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-7, 6-3, 6-2Win10-2May 1998Rome, ItalyClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiSouth Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win11-2Oct 1998Shanghai, ChinaCarpet (i)India Mahesh BhupathiAustralia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde6-4, 6-7, 7-6Loss11-3Oct 1998Singapore, SingaporeCarpetIndia Mahesh BhupathiAustralia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde2-6, 3-6Loss11-4Nov 1998Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i)India Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien3-6, 6-3, 5-7Win12-4Nov 1998Paris, FranceCarpet (i)India Mahesh BhupathiNetherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis6-4, 6-2Loss12-5Feb 1999Melbourne, AustraliaHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiSweden Jonas Bjrkman
Australia Patrick Rafter3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 4-6Win13-5Apr 1999Chennai, India (3)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiZimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Neville Godwin4-6, 7-5, 6-4Win14-5May 1999Paris, FranceClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiCroatia Goran Ivanievi
United States Jeff Tarango6-2, 7-5Win15-5Jun 1999‘s-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassNetherlands Jan SiemerinkSouth Africa Ellis Ferreira
Czech Republic David RiklW/OWin16-5Jun 1999London, UKGrassIndia Mahesh BhupathiNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6Win17-5Jul 1999Newport, USGrassAustralia Wayne ArthursArmenia Sargis Sargsian
United States Chris Woodruff6-7, 7-6, 6-3Loss17-6Aug 1999Indianapolis, USHardFrance Olivier DelatreNetherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer3-6, 4-6Loss17-7Sep 1999New York, USHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien6-7, 4-6Loss17-8Nov 1999Hartford, USCarpetIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Lareau
United States Alex O’Brien3-6, 2-6, 2-6Win18-8May 2000Orlando, USClayNetherlands Jan SiemerinkUnited States Justin Gimelstob
Canada Sbastien Lareau6-3, 6-4Win19-8Oct 2000Tokyo, JapanHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiAustralia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango6-4, 6-7, 6-3Loss19-9Dec 2000Bangalore, IndiaHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval6-7, 3-6, 4-6Win20-9Apr 2001Atlanta, USClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Rick Leach
Australia David Macpherson6-3, 7-6Win21-9Apr 2001Houston, US (2)ClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Kevin Kim
United States Jim Thomas7-6, 6-2Win22-9May 2001Paris, France (2)ClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiCzech Republic Petr Pla
Czech Republic Pavel Vzner7-6, 6-3Win23-9Aug 2001Cincinnati, USHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCzech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil7-6, 6-3Loss23-10Oct 2001Basel, SwitzerlandCarpetIndia Mahesh BhupathiSouth Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach6-7, 4-6Loss23-11Nov 2001Paris, FranceCarpetIndia Mahesh BhupathiSouth Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach6-3, 4-6, 3-6Win24-11Dec 2001Chennai, India (4)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCzech Republic Tom Cibulec
Czech Republic Ota Fukrek5-7, 6-2, 7-5Win25-11Apr 2002Majorca, SpainClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiAustria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann6-2, 6-4Win26-11Feb 2003Dubai, UAE (2)HardCzech Republic David RiklZimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett6-3, 6-0Win27-11Mar 2003Delray Beach, USHardSerbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiNetherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Martin Verkerk7-5, 3-6, 7-5Loss27-12Apr 2003Miami, USHardCzech Republic David RiklSwitzerland Roger Federer
Belarus Max Mirnyi5-7, 3-6Loss27-13Jun 2003s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassUnited States Donald JohnsonCzech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk5-7, 6-7Win28-13Jul 2003Gstaad, SwitzerlandClayCzech Republic David RiklCzech Republic Frantiek ermk
Czech Republic Leo Friedl6-3, 6-3Loss28-14Feb 2004Dubai, UAE (3)HardSweden Jonas BjrkmanIndia Mahesh Bhupathi
France Fabrice Santoro2-6, 6-4, 4-6Win29-14Jun 2004Halle, GermanyGrassCzech Republic David RiklCzech Republic Tom Cibulec
Czech Republic Petr Pla6-2, 7-5Win30-14Jul 2004Gstaad, Switzerland (2)ClayCzech Republic David RiklSwitzerland Marc Rosset
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka6-4, 6-2Win31-14Jul 2004Toronto, Canada (2)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiSweden Jonas Bjrkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-4, 6-2Loss31-15Sep 2004New York, USHardCzech Republic David RiklThe Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor3-6, 3-6Win32-15Sep 2004Delray Beach, US (2)HardCzech Republic Radek tpnekArgentina Gastn Etlis
Argentina Martn Rodrguez6-0, 6-3Win33-15Apr 2005Monte Carlo, MonacoClaySerbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike BryanW/OWin34-15Apr 2005Barcelona, SpainClaySerbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiSpain Feliciano Lpez
Spain Rafael Nadal6-3, 6-3Win35-15Sep 2005Bangkok, ThailandHard (i)Australia Paul HanleyIsrael Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram6-7, 6-1, 6-2Loss35-16Oct 2005Stockholm, SwedenHard (i)Serbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiAustralia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley3-6, 3-6Loss35-17Oct 2005Madrid, SpainHard (i)Serbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiThe Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor6-3, 3-6, 2-6Loss35-18Nov 2005Shanghai, ChinaCarpet (i)Serbia and Montenegro Nenad ZimonjiFrance Michal Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro7-6(8-6), 3-6, 6-7(4-7)Loss35-19Jan 2006Melbourne, AustraliaHardCzech Republic Martin DammUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan6-4, 3-6, 4-6Win36-19Jun 2006‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2)GrassCzech Republic Martin DammFrance Arnaud Clment
South Africa Chris Haggard6-1, 7-6Win37-19Aug 2006New York, USHardCzech Republic Martin DammSweden Jonas Bjrkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-7, 6-4, 6-3Loss37-20Jan 2007Doha, QatarHardCzech Republic Martin DammRussia Mikhail Youzhny
Serbia Nenad Zimonji1-6, 6-7Win38-20Feb 2007Rotterdam, NetherlandsHard (i)Czech Republic Martin DammRomania Andrei Pavel
Germany Alexander Waske6-3, 6-7, Win39-20Mar 2007Indian Wells, USHardCzech Republic Martin DammIsrael Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram6-4, 6-4Loss39-21Apr 2007Miami, USHardCzech Republic Martin DammUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan6-7, 6-3, Loss39-22Jun 2007‘s-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassCzech Republic Martin DammSouth Africa Jeff Coetzee
Netherlands Rogier Wassen6-3, 6-7, Loss39-23Jun 2008Halle, GermanyGrassCzech Republic Luk DlouhRussia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev6-3, 4-6, Loss39-24Jun 2008s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassIndia Mahesh BhupathiCroatia Mario Ani
Austria Jrgen Melzer6-7, 3-6Loss39-25Aug 2008New York, USHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan6-7(5-7), 6-7(10-12)Win40-25Sep 2008Bangkok, Thailand (2)Hard (i)Czech Republic Luk DlouhUnited States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin6-4, 7-6(7-4)Loss40-26Sep 2008Tokyo, JapanHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhRussia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev3-6, 4-6Loss40-27Jan 2009Auckland, New ZealandHardUnited States Scott LipskyCzech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Robert Lindstedt5-7, 4-6Loss40-28Feb 2009Rotterdam, NetherlandsHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhCanada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonji2-6, 5-7Win41-28Jun 2009Paris, France (3)ClayCzech Republic Luk DlouhSouth Africa Wesley Moodie
Belgium Dick Norman3-6, 6-3, 6-2Win42-28Sep 2009New York, US (2)HardCzech Republic Luk DlouhIndia Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles3-6, 6-3, 6-2Loss42-29Jan 2010Brisbane, AustraliaHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhFrance Jrmy Chardy
France Marc Gicquel3-6, 6-7(5-7)Loss42-30Feb 2010Dubai, UAEHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhSweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley2-6, 3-6Win43-30Apr 2010Miami, USHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhIndia Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi6-2, 7-5Loss43-31Jun 2010Paris, FranceClayCzech Republic Luk DlouhCanada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonji5-7, 2-6Loss43-32Jun 2010s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrassCzech Republic Luk DlouhSweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecu6-1, 5-7, Win44-32Oct 2010Shanghai, ChinaHardAustria Jrgen MelzerPoland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski7-5, 4-6, Win45-32Jan 2011Chennai, India (5)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiNetherlands Robin Haase
United States David Martin6-2, 6-7(3-7), Loss45-33Jan 2011Melbourne, AustraliaHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Win46-33Apr 2011Miami, US (2)HardIndia Mahesh BhupathiBelarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor6-7(5-7), 6-2, Loss46-34Jun 2011London, UKGrassIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan7-6(7-2), 6-7(4-7), Win47-34Aug 2011Cincinnati, USHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiFrance Michal Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonji7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2)Win48-34Jan 2012Chennai, India (6)HardSerbia Janko TipsareviIsrael Andy Ram
Israel Jonathan Erlich6-4, 6-4Win49-34Jan 2012Melbourne, AustraliaHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan7-6(7-1), 6-2Win50-34Mar 2012Miami, US (3)HardCzech Republic Radek tpnekBelarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor3-6, 6-1, Loss50-35Sep 2012New York, USHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Loss50-36Oct 2012Tokyo, JapanHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekAustria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares3-6, 6-7(5-7)Win51-36Oct 2012Shanghai, China (2)HardCzech Republic Radek tpnekIndia Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna6-7(7-9), 6-3, Win52-36Aug 2013Winston-Salem, USHardCanada Daniel NestorPhilippines Treat Huey
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot7-6(12-10), 7-5Win53-36Sep 2013New York, USHardCzech Republic Radek tpnekAustria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares6-1, 6-3Loss53-37Aug 2014Washington, D.C., United StatesHardAustralia Samuel GrothNetherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecu5-7, 4-6Win54-37Sep 2014Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaHard (i)Poland Marcin MatkowskiUnited Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers3-6, 7-6(7-5), Loss54-38Jan 2015Chennai, IndiaHardSouth Africa Raven KlaasenChinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray3-6, 6-7(4-7)Win55-38Jan 2015Auckland, New ZealandHardSouth Africa Raven KlaasenUnited Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea7-6(7-1), 6-4Loss55-39Feb 2015Delray Beach, USHardSouth Africa Raven KlaasenUnited States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan3-6, 6-3, Loss55-40Aug 2016Winston-Salem, USHardGermany Andre BegemannSpain Guillermo Garca-Lpez
Finland Henri Kontinen6-4, 6-7(6-8), Loss55-41Sep 2016St. Petersburg, RussiaHard (i)Germany Andre BegemannUnited Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Finland Henri Kontinen6-4, 3-6, Loss55-42Mar 2018Dubai, UAEHardUnited States James CerretaniNetherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecu2-6, 6-7(2-7)Loss55-43Aug 2018Winston-Salem, USHardUnited States James CerretaniNetherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecu4-6, 2-6

Challenger and Futures Finals

Singles: 14 (11-3)

Legend (Singles)ATP Challenger Tour (11-3)ITF Futures Tour (0-0)Titles by SurfaceHard (7-3)Clay (0-0)Grass (4-0)Carpet (0-0)ResultW-L   Date   TournamentTierSurfaceOpponentScoreWin1-0Dec 1992Guangzhou, ChinaChallengerHardUnited States Richard Matuszewski6-3, 6-3Loss1-1Apr 1994Nagoya, JapanChallengerHardBelgium Christophe Van Garsse4-6, 3-6Win2-1May 1994Bombay, IndiaChallengerHardNetherlands Joost Winnink6-7, 6-3, 6-1Win3-1Aug 1994Binghamton, USAChallengerHardUnited States David Witt6-4, 6-2Loss3-2May 1995Bombay, IndiaChallengerHardZimbabwe Byron Black3-6, 4-6Win4-2Aug 1995Brasilia, BrazilChallengerHardBrazil Roberto Jabali6-1, 5-7, 6-2Loss4-3Sep 1996Madras, IndiaChallengerHardUzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov6-7, 3-6Win5-3Nov 1996Vacoas-Phoenix, MauritiusChallengerGrassFrance Fabrice Santoro7-5, 6-4Win6-3Mar 1998Bangkok, ThailandChallengerHardJapan Gouichi Motomura6-4, 7-5Win7-3Feb 1999Calcutta, IndiaChallengerGrassIndia Mahesh Bhupathi4-6, 6-4, 6-3Win8-3Apr 1999New Delhi, IndiaChallengerHardIndia Mahesh Bhupathi7-5, 6-4Win9-3Dec 1999Lucknow, IndiaChallengerGrassUnited Kingdom Jamie Delgado7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)Win10-3Dec 1999Jaipur, IndiaChallengerGrassUnited Kingdom Barry Cowan7-6(10-8), 6-4Win11-3Mar 2000Bombay, IndiaChallengerHardNetherlands Dennis van Scheppingen7-6(7-2), 3-2 ret.

Doubles: 43 (26 titles, 17 runners-up)

Legend (Doubles)ATP Challenger Tour (26-16)ITF Futures Tour (0-0)Titles by SurfaceHard (17-13)Clay (7-1)Grass (1-1)Carpet (1-1)ResultW-L   Date   TournamentTierSurfacePartnerOpponentsScoreLoss0-1Apr 1992Nagoya, JapanChallengerHardHaiti Bertrand MadsenUnited Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United Kingdom Mark Petchey5-7, 6-3, 6-7Win1-1Aug 1992New Haven, USAChallengerHardUnited States Todd NelsonUnited Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Zimbabwe Byron Black7-5, 2-6, 7-6Win2-1Dec 1992Hong Kong, Hong KongChallengerHardUnited States Donald JohnsonUnited States Richard Matuszewski
United States John Sullivan6-2, 7-6Win3-1Jan 1993Bangalore, IndiaChallengerClayUnited States Donald JohnsonUnited Kingdom Sean Cole
Russia Andrei Merinov6-4, 6-3Win4-1Feb 1993Wolfsburg, GermanyChallengerCarpet (i)United States Donald JohnsonSweden Jan Apell
Denmark Michael Mortensen7-6, 6-1Loss4-2Aug 1993Cincinnati, USAChallengerHardAustralia Wayne ArthursSouth Africa Johan de Beer
South Africa Kevin Ullyett6-7, 4-6Loss4-3Feb 1994Rennes, FranceChallengerCarpet (i)The Bahamas Mark KnowlesSweden Anders Jrryd
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen4-6, 3-6Win5-3May 1994Manila, PhilippinesChallengerHardCanada Albert ChangUnited States Richard Matuszewski
South Africa David Nainkin6-4, 6-4Loss5-4Oct 1994Jakarta, IndonesiaChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited Kingdom Andrew Foster
United Kingdom Danny Sapsfordw/oWin6-4Apr 1995Nagoya, JapanChallengerHardSouth Africa Kevin UllyettAustralia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Kratzmann7-6, 7-5Loss6-5Jun 1995Medelln, ColombiaChallengerClayVenezuela Maurice RuahZimbabwe Wayne Black
Hungary Lszl Markovits5-7, 4-6Win7-5Jun 1995Bogot, ColombiaChallengerClayMexico scar OrtizChile Sergio Corts
Portugal Joo Cunha Silva7-6, 7-6Win8-5Sep 1995Aruba, ArubaChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiSpain Jos Antonio Conde
South Africa Christo van Rensburg6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win9-5Apr 1996Fergana, UzbekistanChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Geoff Grant
Venezuela Maurice Ruah6-3, 7-6Loss9-6May 1996Andijan, UzbekistanChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Geoff Grant
Venezuela Maurice Ruah4-6, 3-6Win10-6May 1996Jerusalem, IsraelChallengerHardSouth Africa Neville GodwinIsrael Noam Behr
Israel Eyal Ran7-6, 7-5Loss10-7Jun 1996Annenheim, AustriaChallengerGrassIndia Mahesh BhupathiAustralia Sandon Stolle
Australia Michael Tebbutt2-6, 4-6Win11-7Sep 1996Aruba, ArubaChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiCanada Sbastien Leblanc
South Africa Grant Stafford6-2, 6-2Win12-7Sep 1996Madras, IndiaChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiNetherlands Sander Groen
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov7-5, 6-1Win13-7Nov 1996Ahmedabad, IndiaChallengerClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiAustria Georg Blumauer
Austria Udo Plamberger6-3, 3-6, 6-3Loss13-8Nov 1996Reunion Island, ReunionChallengerHardUnited States Donald JohnsonNetherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
France Fabrice Santoro3-6, 6-7Win14-8Jan 1997Singapore, SingaporeChallengerHard (i)India Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Michael Joyce
United States Scott Melville6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win15-8Apr 1997Prague, Czech RepublicChallengerClayIndia Mahesh BhupathiUnited States Devin Bowen
Finland Tuomas Ketola6-4, 6-0Win16-8May 1997Jerusalem, IsraelChallengerHardIndia Mahesh BhupathiZimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Kevin Ullyett6-7, 6-2, 7-6Win17-8Apr 2000Bermuda, BermudaChallengerClayNetherlands Jan SiemerinkSouth Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Brent Haygarth6-3, 6-2Loss17-9Mar 2010Sunrise, USAChallengerHardCzech Republic Luk DlouhCzech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Filip Polek6-4, 1-6, Loss17-10Apr 2016Len, MexicoChallengerHardAustralia Sam GrothMexico Santiago Gonzlez
Croatia Mate Pavi4-6, 6-3, Win18-10May 2016Busan, South KoreaChallengerHardAustralia Sam GrothThailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana4-6, 6-1, Win19-10Jul 2016Biella, ItalyChallengerClayGermany Andre BegemannSlovakia Andrej Martin
Chile Hans Podlipnik Castillo6-4, 6-4Loss19-11Oct 2016Tashkent, UzbekistanChallengerHardGermany Andre BegemannRussia Mikhail Elgin
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin4-6, 2-6Win20-11Apr 2017Len, MexicoChallengerHardCanada Adil ShamasdinSwitzerland Luca Margaroli
Brazil Caio Zampieri6-1, 6-4Win21-11Apr 2017Tallahassee, USAChallengerClayUnited States Scott LipskyArgentina Mximo Gonzlez
Argentina Leonardo Mayer4-6, 7-6(7-5), Win22-11Jun 2017Ilkley, Great BritainChallengerGrassCanada Adil ShamasdinUnited Kingdom Brydan Klein
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury6-2, 2-6, Win23-11Nov 2017Knoxville, USAChallengerHard (i)India Purav RajaUnited States James Cerretani
Australia John-Patrick Smith7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)Win24-11Nov 2017Champaign, USAChallengerHard (i)India Purav RajaSouth Africa Ruan Roelofse
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury6-3, 6-7(5-7), Win25-11Jan 2018Newport Beach, USAChallengerHardUnited States James CerretaniPhilippines Treat Huey
United States Denis Kudla6-4, 7-5Loss25-12Feb 2018Dallas, USAChallengerHard (i)United Kingdom Joe SalisburyIndia Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat4-6, 6-3, Loss25-13Sep 2018Chicago, USAChallengerHardMexico Miguel ngel Reyes-VarelaUnited Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Neal Skupski3-6, 4-6Loss25-14Oct 2018Monterrey, MexicoChallengerHardMexico Miguel ngel Reyes-VarelaEl Salvador Marcelo Arvalo
India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan1-6, 4-6Win26-14Oct 2018Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicChallengerHardMexico Miguel ngel Reyes-VarelaUruguay Ariel Behar
Ecuador Roberto Quiroz4-6, 6-3, Loss26-15Oct 2018Brest, FranceChallengerHard (i)Mexico Miguel ngel Reyes-VarelaBelgium Sander Gill
Belgium Joran Vliegen6-3, 4-6, Loss26-16Jan 2019Da Nang, VietnamChallengerHardMexico Miguel ngel Reyes-VarelaChinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat3-6, 6-2, Loss26-17Jun 2019Ilkley, UKChallengerGrassNew Zealand Marcus DaniellMexico Santiago Gonzlez
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi3-6, 4-6

Performance timelines


Tournament19911992199319941995199619971998199920002001SRW-LGrand SlamsAustralian OpenAAQ1Q21RA2R1R1R2RQ30 / 52-5French OpenAAQ2AAA2RQ3Q2Q1A0 / 11-1WimbledonQ2Q1Q1Q3A1R1R1R1RA2R0 / 51-5US OpenAQ3Q21RQ32R3R1RQ1AA0 / 43-4Win-Loss0-00-00-00-10-11-24-40-30-21-11-10 / 157-15National representationSummer OlympicsNH1RNot HeldSF-BNot Held1RNH0 / 35-3Career statisticsTitles / Finals0 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 10 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 1Year-end ranking27819426013913012912291142188299


This table is current through the 2019 Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Zone Group I.

Tournament199019911992199319941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019SRW-LGrand Slam tournamentsAustralian OpenAAAA2RQFA1RSFF1R1R2RQF1RAF3R2RSFQFFW1RQF2R1R1R3R1R1 / 2449-23French OpenAAAAAAA2RSFW1RWSFSF2RQF1R2R3RWF2R2R2RA3RQF2RA2R3 / 2153-18WimbledonAAQ11R3RA2R1R2RWA1R1RSF2RQFSFQFSF1R2R2R3RSFSF3R2R1RA1R1 / 2444-23US OpenAAASF2R1RQ1SFSFF1R1R2RAF1RW1RFW1RQFFW3R2R1R2R1R1R3 / 2559-22Win-Loss0-00-00-04-24-33-21-15-413-422-20-36-36-411-37-46-315-36-412-416-29-410-414-311-39-36-44-42-42-21-48 / 94205-86Year-end championshipsATP FinalsDid Not QualifyFRRFFRRNHADNQFSFSFRRRRRRSFSFRRDid Not Qualify0 / 1420-29National representationOlympicsNHQFNot Held2RNot Held2RNot Held4thNot HeldQFNot Held2RNot Held1RNot Held0 / 710-8Davis CupZ1POPOSF1RPOQF1R1RZ1POPOPOPOZ1POZ1Z1POPO1RAZ1Z1POPOPOPOPOZ10 / 644-13Win-Loss1-14-04-11-20-23-01-32-01-02-02-23-02-12-05-23-02-02-04-11-02-00-01-22-01-00-11-20-11-01-00 / 1354-21ATP World Tour Masters 1000Indian WellsAAAAAQ21R1RASF2R1R1RSF1RQF2RWQF2R1R2RQFAQF2RA1RAA1 / 1922-18MiamiAAAA2R1R2R2R2R2R2RA2RFQF1RAFQF2RWWW2R1R1RAAAA3 / 2033-17Monte CarloAAAAAAAASF2RASF1R2RAW2RA2RSF2RAQFQFA2RAAAA1 / 1314-12RomeAAAAAAAWAAA1R1R2R2RQF2RSF2RQFQF2R2R2RA2RAAAA1 / 1510-14MadridNot Held2RA1RF1R2R2RASFAQF2RA2RAAAA0 / 106-10CanadaAAAAAAAWSFQFA1RQFQFW2RSFQFSFA2R2RSF2R2R2RAAAA2 / 1721-15CincinnatiAAA1RAAAQFA2RAW1R2RQFQFSFSFQF2R2RW2RQF2RQFA1RAA2 / 1920-17ShanghaiNot HeldAWSFW2R2R2RAAAA2 / 612-4ParisAAAAAAA2RWAAF2R1R1RA1R2RA2RQF2R2R2RQF1RAAAA1 / 1511-14HamburgAAAAAAAAA2RA1R2RSFSFSFAASFNot Masters Series0 / 711-6StuttgartNot Masters SeriesAQFFAAQFDiscontinued0 / 35-3Win-Loss0-00-00-00-11-10-11-29-516-43-51-212-75-99-711-712-86-612-611-95-612-711-514-74-85-65-90-00-20-00-013 / 144165-130Career statisticsTitles00000006652423432212234211000055Finals00000107893625663554656223202098Overall W-L1-14-04-28-85-813-105-1344-1755-1648-1418-1440-1624-2336-1542-1836-1933-2040-1941-2628-1732-2032-1443-1929-1826-1627-2614-1616-2211-1412-14767-455Year-end ranking-481179931427689144184933131312121210858310294159636310562.77%

Mixed doubles

Tournament19941995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016201720182019SRGrand Slam tournamentsAustralian OpenAAAAA1R1R2R2RWFASFQF2R2RW2RF2RQFWQFQFA2R3 / 19French OpenAAA3R2RQF3RQF2R2R2RFQFQF1R2RQFQFSF2RA2RW1RAA1 / 20Wimbledon3RA1RQFQFWA3RQFW3RAQFQF2RFWQFF2R2RW3R1RA1R4 / 22US OpenA1RA1R1R2R1RF2RASFQF1RFWFQFSFQFAQFW2RAAA2 / 19SR0 / 10 / 10 / 10 / 30 / 31 / 40 / 30 / 40 / 42 / 30 / 40 / 20 / 40 / 41 / 40 / 42 / 40 / 40 / 40 / 30 / 33 / 41 / 40 / 30 / 00 / 110 / 80National representationSummer OlympicsNot HeldQFNot HeldANot Held0 / 1


Leander Paes is known for changing partnerships, and he has had over 100 different partners over his career.[66] Paes has also teamed with 25 players in Grand Slam mixed doubles.

Partners in men’s doubles

No.PartnerYear1India Zeeshan Ali19902India Ramesh Krishnan1991 1992 19933Puerto Rico Juan Rios19914Australia Charlton Eagle19915Canada Andrew Sznajder19926Haiti Bertrand Madsen19927Italy Nicola Bruno19928Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett1992 1995 19979Sweden Nicklas Utgren199210United States Todd Nelson1992 199311Israel Gilad Bloom1992 199412United States Donald Johnson1992-1994 1996 200313United States Tommy Ho199314Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze199315Germany Arne Thoms199316Zimbabwe Byron Black1993 200017Italy Laurence Tieleman1993 199518Netherlands Fernon Wibier199319Mexico Oliver Fernandez199320France Jean-Philippe Fleurian199321Australia Wayne Arthurs1993 1999 200022Canada Sbastien Lareau1993 1994 200023South Africa Stefan Kruger199324South Africa Ellis Ferreira199325South Africa Johan de Beer199326Japan Shuzo Matsuoka199327Sweden Marten Renstrm199428The Bahamas Mark Knowles199429India Gaurav Natekar1994 199530South Africa Marius Barnard199431Canada Albert Chang199432Netherlands Stephen Noteboom199433Canada Daniel Nestor1994 2013 201534United States Richard Matuszewski199435South Africa Mark Kaplan199436India Mahesh Bhupathi1994-2006 2008-201137Malaysia Adam Malik199438Zimbabwe Wayne Black1995 199639Sweden Lars-Anders Wahlgren199540United States Kent Kinnear199541United States Matt Lucena199542South Africa Clinton Ferreira199543Israel Eyal Ran199544Venezuela Maurice Ruah199545Mexico scar Ortiz199546Venezuela Nicols Pereira1995 199647South Africa David Adams199548United States Devin Bowen199649United States Jeff Belloli199650South Africa Neville Godwin199651United States David DiLucia199652South Africa Chris Haggard1996 200053South Africa Marcos Ondruska199754The Bahamas Roger Smith199755United States Mark Keil199756India Nitin Kirtane199757South Africa Piet Norval199858Australia Peter Tramacchi199859Netherlands Jan Siemerink1999 200060Sweden Jonas Bjrkman1999 200461United States Jared Palmer199962France Olivier Delatre199963India Fazaluddin Syed200064Ecuador Nicols Lapentti200065India Vishal Uppal2000 200266India Mustafa Ghouse200167South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager200268United States Justin Gimelstob200269Czech Republic Tom Cibulec2002 200470France Michal Llodra2002 201371Australia Stephen Huss200272Australia Michael Hill200273Czech Republic David Rikl2002 2003 200474Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonji2003 200575Israel Jonathan Erlich200476Czech Republic Radek tpnek2004 2006 2012-201577Australia Paul Hanley2005 2007 200878Czech Republic Martin Damm2006 200779Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi200680India Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya200781India Rohan Bopanna2007 2012 2014-2016 201882Spain Tommy Robredo200883Czech Republic Luk Dlouh2008 2009 201084United States Scott Lipsky2009 201285Austria Jrgen Melzer2010 2012 201386Serbia Janko Tipsarevi201287Austria Alexander Peya201288South Africa Kevin Anderson201289India Vishnu Vardhan2012 201790Romania Horia Tecu201291France douard Roger-Vasselin201392India Purav Raja2013 2017 201893India Sanam Singh201394Italy Daniele Bracciali201395Australia Sam Groth201496Spain David Marrero201497Poland Marcin Matkowski201498Switzerland Stan Wawrinka201499South Africa Raven Klaasen2015100Spain Marcel Granollers2015101United Kingdom Andy Murray2015102Spain Fernando Verdasco2015103Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov2015104Australia John Peers2015105Poland ukasz Kubot2015106Spain Rafael Nadal2015107France Jrmy Chardy2016108Germany Andre Begemann2016109India Saketh Myneni2016110India Ramkumar Ramanathan2016111Brazil Andr S2017112Spain Guillermo Garca-Lpez2017113Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu2017114Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro2017115Germany Dustin Brown2017116Canada Adil Shamasdin2017117Croatia Antonio Sancic2017118Germany Alexander Zverev2017119United States James Cerretani2018120United Kingdom Joe Salisbury2018121Mexico Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela2018122France Benoit Paire2019123Austria Philipp Oswald2019124Belgium Sander Gill2019125Australia Rameez Junaid2019126New Zealand Marcus Daniell2019127Romania Marius Copil2019128United States Jack Sock2019129Argentina Guillermo Durn2019130India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan2019

Partners in Mixed doubles

No.PartnerYear1Indonesia Yayuk Basuki1994-19952Japan Kyko Nagatsuka19963Romania Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie19974Latvia Larisa Savchenko19985Japan Rika Hiraki19986United States Katrina Adams19997United States Lisa Raymond1999-20028Netherlands Miriam Oremans20029United States Martina Navratilova2002-200510France Nathalie Dechy200611Russia Maria Kirilenko200612Australia Samantha Stosur2006-2007,201913United States Meghann Shaughnessy200714Hungary gnes Szvay200815Russia Nadia Petrova200816Australia Rennae Stubbs200817Zimbabwe Cara Black2008-201118Czech Republic Iveta Beneov201119Russia Elena Vesnina2011-201320India Sania Mirza2012 (Olympics)21Serbia Jelena Jankovi201322China Zheng Saisai201323Slovakia Daniela Hantuchov201424Switzerland Martina Hingis2015-2016, 201725China Xu Yifan2017

Other partners

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other events

WorldTeam Tennis

Champions Tennis League

Partnership with Mahesh Bhupathi

Leander Paes and his longtime doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi

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.[67][68][69] 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.[70] He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate.[71] However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they reunited for their country,[72] losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Federer/Wawrinka.[73]

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.[74]

The Indian duo has a 303-103 career record together. They have a high success rate against various top teams.[75] They have a Davis Cup record for the longest doubles winning streak, with 24 straight wins.[76]

Paes paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following Bhupathi and Bopanna ‘s refusal.[77] Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296,[78] but withdrew the threat a week later.[79] Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to French silver medalists Llodra/Tsonga.

Davis Cup record

The duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
(24 consecutive wins, total 25-2)

SLYearOpponentResult11995Croatia Sasa Hirszon / Goran IvanieviW21996Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Paul HaarhuisL31996Sweden Jonas Bjrkman / Nicklas KultiL41997Czech Republic Martin Damm / Petr KordaW51997Chile Nicols Mass / Marcelo RosW61998United Kingdom Neil Broad / Tim HenmanW71999South Korea Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik LeeW81999China Shan Jiang / Zhu BenqiangW92001China Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu YangW102001Japan Thomas Shimada / Takao SuzukiW112001United States Donald Johnson / Jared PalmerW122002Lebanon Patrick Chucri / Ali HamadehW132002New Zealand James Shortall / Daniel WillmanW142003Japan Jun Kato / Thomas ShimadaW152003New Zealand Alistair Hunt / Mark NielsenW162004New Zealand Mark Nielsen / Matthew PrenticeW172004Japan Thomas Shimada / Takahiro TerachiW182005China Yu Jr. Wang / Zhu BenqiangW192005Uzbekistan Murad Inoyatov / Denis IstominW202005Sweden Simon Aspelin / Jonas BjrkmanW212006South Korea Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee KwonW222006Pakistan Jalil Khan / Asim ShafikW232008Japan Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao SuzukiW242008Romania Adrian Cruciat / Horia TecuW252009Chinese Taipei Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan YiW262010Russia Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor KunitsynW272010Brazil Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresW