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 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..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..
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.
Early career (1991-1997)
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 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. 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. 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 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. 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.
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.
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.
Paes and Radek tpnek‘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.
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. However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.
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. 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.
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. By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes shared the record for men’s titles in the open era with Owen Davidson.[circular reference]
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 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. 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.
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 Ivanievi in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, beating Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Ji Novk in 1997. 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]
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.
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 Sbastien Lareau and Alex O’Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.
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.
Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli’s Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller.
FilmRoleNotes2013Rajdhani ExpressKeshavDebut film
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 OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Bjrkman
Patrick Rafter3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(12-10), 4-6Winner1999French OpenClay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanievi
Jeff Tarango6-2, 7-5Winner1999WimbledonGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer6-7(10-12), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(7-4)Runner-up1999US OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien6-7, 4-6Winner2001French Open (2)Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pla
Pavel Vzner7-6, 6-3Runner-up2004US OpenHard David Rikl Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor3-6, 3-6Runner-up2006Australian OpenHard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan6-4, 3-6, 4-6Winner2006US OpenHard Martin Damm Jonas Bjrkman
Max Mirnyi6-7(5-7), 6-4, 6-3Runner-up2008US OpenHard Luk Dlouh Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan6-7(5-7), 6-7(10-12)Winner2009French Open (3)Clay Luk Dlouh Wesley Moodie
Dick Norman3-6, 6-3, 6-2Winner2009US Open (2)Hard Luk Dlouh Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles3-6, 6-3, 6-2Runner-up2010French OpenClay Luk Dlouh Nenad Zimonji
Daniel Nestor5-7, 2-6Runner-up2011Australian OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Winner2012Australian OpenHard Radek tpnek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan7-6(7-1), 6-2Runner-up2012US OpenHard Radek tpnek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Winner2013US Open (3)Hard Radek tpnek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares6-1, 6-3
Mixed doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runner-ups)
OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScoreWinner1999WimbledonGrass Lisa Raymond Anna Kournikova
Jonas Bjrkman6-4, 3-6, 6-3Runner-up2001US OpenHard Lisa Raymond Rennae Stubbs
Todd Woodbridge6-4, 5-7, Winner2003Australian OpenHard Martina Navratilova Eleni Daniilidou
Todd Woodbridge6-4, 7-5Winner2003Wimbledon (2)Grass Martina Navratilova Anastassia Rodionova
Andy Ram6-3, 6-3Runner-up2004Australian OpenHard Martina Navratilova Elena Bovina
Nenad Zimonji6-1, 7-6Runner-up2005French OpenClay Martina Navratilova Daniela Hantuchov
Fabrice Santoro3-6, 6-3, 6-2Runner-up2007US OpenHard Meghann Shaughnessy Victoria Azarenka
Max Mirnyi6-4, 7-6(8-6)Winner2008US OpenHard Cara Black Liezel Huber
Jamie Murray7-6, 6-4Runner-up2009WimbledonGrass Cara Black Anna-Lena Grnefeld
Mark Knowles7-5, 6-3Runner-up2009US OpenHard Cara Black Carly Gullickson
Travis Parrot6-2, 6-4Winner2010Australian Open (2)Hard Cara Black Ekaterina Makarova
Jaroslav Levinsk7-5, 6-3Winner2010Wimbledon (3)Grass Cara Black Lisa Raymond
Wesley Moodie6-4, 7-6Runner-up2012Australian OpenHard Elena Vesnina Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Horia Tecu3-6, 7-5, Runner-up2012WimbledonGrass Elena Vesnina Lisa Raymond
Mike Bryan3-6, 7-5, 4-6Winner2015Australian Open (3)Hard Martina Hingis Kristina Mladenovic
Daniel Nestor6-4, 6-3Winner2015Wimbledon (4)Grass Martina Hingis Tmea Babos
Alexander Peya6-1, 6-1Winner2015US Open (2)Hard Martina Hingis Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sam Querrey6-4, 3-6, Winner2016French OpenClay Martina Hingis Sania Mirza
Ivan Dodig4-6, 6-4,
Olympic medal matches
Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)
- Bronze medal final
ATP career finals
Singles: 1 (1 title)
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, USHard Nicols Pereira Rick Leach
Scott Melville3-6, 7-5, 4-6Win1-1Apr 1997Chennai, IndiaHard Mahesh Bhupathi Oleg Ogorodov
Eyal Ran7-6, 7-5Win2-1Apr 1997Prague, Czech RepublicClay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Luxa
David koch6-1, 6-1Win3-1Jul 1997Montreal, CanadaHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien7-6, 6-3Win4-1Aug 1997New Haven, USHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien6-4, 6-7, 6-2Win5-1Sep 1997Beijing, ChinaHard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Alex O’Brien
Jim Courier7-5, 7-6Win6-1Oct 1997Singapore, SingaporeCarpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark6-4, 6-4Loss6-2Nov 1997Hartford, USCarpet Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark3-6, 4-6, 6-7Win7-2Jan 1998Doha, QatarHard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delatre
Fabrice Santoro6-4, 3-6, 6-4Win8-2Feb 1998Dubai, UAEHard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana6-2, 7-5Win9-2Apr 1998Chennai, India (2)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delatre
Max Mirnyi6-7, 6-3, 6-2Win10-2May 1998Rome, ItalyClay Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win11-2Oct 1998Shanghai, ChinaCarpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde6-4, 6-7, 7-6Loss11-3Oct 1998Singapore, SingaporeCarpet Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde2-6, 3-6Loss11-4Nov 1998Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien3-6, 6-3, 5-7Win12-4Nov 1998Paris, FranceCarpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis6-4, 6-2Loss12-5Feb 1999Melbourne, AustraliaHard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Bjrkman
Patrick Rafter3-6, 6-4, 4-6, 7-6, 4-6Win13-5Apr 1999Chennai, India (3)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black
Neville Godwin4-6, 7-5, 6-4Win14-5May 1999Paris, FranceClay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanievi
Jeff Tarango6-2, 7-5Win15-5Jun 1999‘s-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Jan Siemerink Ellis Ferreira
David RiklW/OWin16-5Jun 1999London, UKGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer6-7, 6-3, 6-4, 7-6Win17-5Jul 1999Newport, USGrass Wayne Arthurs Sargis Sargsian
Chris Woodruff6-7, 7-6, 6-3Loss17-6Aug 1999Indianapolis, USHard Olivier Delatre Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer3-6, 4-6Loss17-7Sep 1999New York, USHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien6-7, 4-6Loss17-8Nov 1999Hartford, USCarpet Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Lareau
Alex O’Brien3-6, 2-6, 2-6Win18-8May 2000Orlando, USClay Jan Siemerink Justin Gimelstob
Sbastien Lareau6-3, 6-4Win19-8Oct 2000Tokyo, JapanHard Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Hill
Jeff Tarango6-4, 6-7, 6-3Loss19-9Dec 2000Bangalore, IndiaHard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson
Piet Norval6-7, 3-6, 4-6Win20-9Apr 2001Atlanta, USClay Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
David Macpherson6-3, 7-6Win21-9Apr 2001Houston, US (2)Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Kevin Kim
Jim Thomas7-6, 6-2Win22-9May 2001Paris, France (2)Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pla
Pavel Vzner7-6, 6-3Win23-9Aug 2001Cincinnati, USHard Mahesh Bhupathi Martin Damm
David Prinosil7-6, 6-3Loss23-10Oct 2001Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach6-7, 4-6Loss23-11Nov 2001Paris, FranceCarpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach6-3, 4-6, 3-6Win24-11Dec 2001Chennai, India (4)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Tom Cibulec
Ota Fukrek5-7, 6-2, 7-5Win25-11Apr 2002Majorca, SpainClay Mahesh Bhupathi Julian Knowle
Michael Kohlmann6-2, 6-4Win26-11Feb 2003Dubai, UAE (2)Hard David Rikl Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett6-3, 6-0Win27-11Mar 2003Delray Beach, USHard Nenad Zimonji Raemon Sluiter
Martin Verkerk7-5, 3-6, 7-5Loss27-12Apr 2003Miami, USHard David Rikl Roger Federer
Max Mirnyi5-7, 3-6Loss27-13Jun 2003s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Donald Johnson Martin Damm
Cyril Suk5-7, 6-7Win28-13Jul 2003Gstaad, SwitzerlandClay David Rikl Frantiek ermk
Leo Friedl6-3, 6-3Loss28-14Feb 2004Dubai, UAE (3)Hard Jonas Bjrkman Mahesh Bhupathi
Fabrice Santoro2-6, 6-4, 4-6Win29-14Jun 2004Halle, GermanyGrass David Rikl Tom Cibulec
Petr Pla6-2, 7-5Win30-14Jul 2004Gstaad, Switzerland (2)Clay David Rikl Marc Rosset
Stanislas Wawrinka6-4, 6-2Win31-14Jul 2004Toronto, Canada (2)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Bjrkman
Max Mirnyi6-4, 6-2Loss31-15Sep 2004New York, USHard David Rikl Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor3-6, 3-6Win32-15Sep 2004Delray Beach, US (2)Hard Radek tpnek Gastn Etlis
Martn Rodrguez6-0, 6-3Win33-15Apr 2005Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Nenad Zimonji Bob Bryan
Mike BryanW/OWin34-15Apr 2005Barcelona, SpainClay Nenad Zimonji Feliciano Lpez
Rafael Nadal6-3, 6-3Win35-15Sep 2005Bangkok, ThailandHard (i) Paul Hanley Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram6-7, 6-1, 6-2Loss35-16Oct 2005Stockholm, SwedenHard (i) Nenad Zimonji Wayne Arthurs
Paul Hanley3-6, 3-6Loss35-17Oct 2005Madrid, SpainHard (i) Nenad Zimonji Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor6-3, 3-6, 2-6Loss35-18Nov 2005Shanghai, ChinaCarpet (i) Nenad Zimonji Michal Llodra
Fabrice Santoro7-6(8-6), 3-6, 6-7(4-7)Loss35-19Jan 2006Melbourne, AustraliaHard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan6-4, 3-6, 4-6Win36-19Jun 2006‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2)Grass Martin Damm Arnaud Clment
Chris Haggard6-1, 7-6Win37-19Aug 2006New York, USHard Martin Damm Jonas Bjrkman
Max Mirnyi6-7, 6-4, 6-3Loss37-20Jan 2007Doha, QatarHard Martin Damm Mikhail Youzhny
Nenad Zimonji1-6, 6-7Win38-20Feb 2007Rotterdam, NetherlandsHard (i) Martin Damm Andrei Pavel
Alexander Waske6-3, 6-7, Win39-20Mar 2007Indian Wells, USHard Martin Damm Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram6-4, 6-4Loss39-21Apr 2007Miami, USHard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan6-7, 6-3, Loss39-22Jun 2007‘s-Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Martin Damm Jeff Coetzee
Rogier Wassen6-3, 6-7, Loss39-23Jun 2008Halle, GermanyGrass Luk Dlouh Mikhail Youzhny
Mischa Zverev6-3, 4-6, Loss39-24Jun 2008s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ani
Jrgen Melzer6-7, 3-6Loss39-25Aug 2008New York, USHard Luk Dlouh Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan6-7(5-7), 6-7(10-12)Win40-25Sep 2008Bangkok, Thailand (2)Hard (i) Luk Dlouh Scott Lipsky
David Martin6-4, 7-6(7-4)Loss40-26Sep 2008Tokyo, JapanHard Luk Dlouh Mikhail Youzhny
Mischa Zverev3-6, 4-6Loss40-27Jan 2009Auckland, New ZealandHard Scott Lipsky Martin Damm
Robert Lindstedt5-7, 4-6Loss40-28Feb 2009Rotterdam, NetherlandsHard Luk Dlouh Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonji2-6, 5-7Win41-28Jun 2009Paris, France (3)Clay Luk Dlouh Wesley Moodie
Dick Norman3-6, 6-3, 6-2Win42-28Sep 2009New York, US (2)Hard Luk Dlouh Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles3-6, 6-3, 6-2Loss42-29Jan 2010Brisbane, AustraliaHard Luk Dlouh Jrmy Chardy
Marc Gicquel3-6, 6-7(5-7)Loss42-30Feb 2010Dubai, UAEHard Luk Dlouh Simon Aspelin
Paul Hanley2-6, 3-6Win43-30Apr 2010Miami, USHard Luk Dlouh Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi6-2, 7-5Loss43-31Jun 2010Paris, FranceClay Luk Dlouh Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonji5-7, 2-6Loss43-32Jun 2010s’Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Luk Dlouh Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecu6-1, 5-7, Win44-32Oct 2010Shanghai, ChinaHard Jrgen Melzer Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski7-5, 4-6, Win45-32Jan 2011Chennai, India (5)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Robin Haase
David Martin6-2, 6-7(3-7), Loss45-33Jan 2011Melbourne, AustraliaHard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Win46-33Apr 2011Miami, US (2)Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor6-7(5-7), 6-2, Loss46-34Jun 2011London, UKGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan7-6(7-2), 6-7(4-7), Win47-34Aug 2011Cincinnati, USHard Mahesh Bhupathi Michal Llodra
Nenad Zimonji7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-2)Win48-34Jan 2012Chennai, India (6)Hard Janko Tipsarevi Andy Ram
Jonathan Erlich6-4, 6-4Win49-34Jan 2012Melbourne, AustraliaHard Radek tpnek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan7-6(7-1), 6-2Win50-34Mar 2012Miami, US (3)Hard Radek tpnek Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor3-6, 6-1, Loss50-35Sep 2012New York, USHard Radek tpnek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan3-6, 4-6Loss50-36Oct 2012Tokyo, JapanHard Radek tpnek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares3-6, 6-7(5-7)Win51-36Oct 2012Shanghai, China (2)Hard Radek tpnek Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna6-7(7-9), 6-3, Win52-36Aug 2013Winston-Salem, USHard Daniel Nestor Treat Huey
Dominic Inglot7-6(12-10), 7-5Win53-36Sep 2013New York, USHard Radek tpnek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares6-1, 6-3Loss53-37Aug 2014Washington, D.C., United StatesHard Samuel Groth Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecu5-7, 4-6Win54-37Sep 2014Kuala Lumpur, MalaysiaHard (i) Marcin Matkowski Jamie Murray
John Peers3-6, 7-6(7-5), Loss54-38Jan 2015Chennai, IndiaHard Raven Klaasen Lu Yen-hsun
Jonathan Marray3-6, 6-7(4-7)Win55-38Jan 2015Auckland, New ZealandHard Raven Klaasen Dominic Inglot
Florin Mergea7-6(7-1), 6-4Loss55-39Feb 2015Delray Beach, USHard Raven Klaasen Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan3-6, 6-3, Loss55-40Aug 2016Winston-Salem, USHard Andre Begemann Guillermo Garca-Lpez
Henri Kontinen6-4, 6-7(6-8), Loss55-41Sep 2016St. Petersburg, RussiaHard (i) Andre Begemann Dominic Inglot
Henri Kontinen6-4, 3-6, Loss55-42Mar 2018Dubai, UAEHard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecu2-6, 6-7(2-7)Loss55-43Aug 2018Winston-Salem, USHard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer
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, ChinaChallengerHard Richard Matuszewski6-3, 6-3Loss1-1Apr 1994Nagoya, JapanChallengerHard Christophe Van Garsse4-6, 3-6Win2-1May 1994Bombay, IndiaChallengerHard Joost Winnink6-7, 6-3, 6-1Win3-1Aug 1994Binghamton, USAChallengerHard David Witt6-4, 6-2Loss3-2May 1995Bombay, IndiaChallengerHard Byron Black3-6, 4-6Win4-2Aug 1995Brasilia, BrazilChallengerHard Roberto Jabali6-1, 5-7, 6-2Loss4-3Sep 1996Madras, IndiaChallengerHard Oleg Ogorodov6-7, 3-6Win5-3Nov 1996Vacoas-Phoenix, MauritiusChallengerGrass Fabrice Santoro7-5, 6-4Win6-3Mar 1998Bangkok, ThailandChallengerHard Gouichi Motomura6-4, 7-5Win7-3Feb 1999Calcutta, IndiaChallengerGrass Mahesh Bhupathi4-6, 6-4, 6-3Win8-3Apr 1999New Delhi, IndiaChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi7-5, 6-4Win9-3Dec 1999Lucknow, IndiaChallengerGrass Jamie Delgado7-6(7-5), 7-6(7-5)Win10-3Dec 1999Jaipur, IndiaChallengerGrass Barry Cowan7-6(10-8), 6-4Win11-3Mar 2000Bombay, IndiaChallengerHard 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, JapanChallengerHard Bertrand Madsen Jeremy Bates
Mark Petchey5-7, 6-3, 6-7Win1-1Aug 1992New Haven, USAChallengerHard Todd Nelson Jeremy Bates
Byron Black7-5, 2-6, 7-6Win2-1Dec 1992Hong Kong, Hong KongChallengerHard Donald Johnson Richard Matuszewski
John Sullivan6-2, 7-6Win3-1Jan 1993Bangalore, IndiaChallengerClay Donald Johnson Sean Cole
Andrei Merinov6-4, 6-3Win4-1Feb 1993Wolfsburg, GermanyChallengerCarpet (i) Donald Johnson Jan Apell
Michael Mortensen7-6, 6-1Loss4-2Aug 1993Cincinnati, USAChallengerHard Wayne Arthurs Johan de Beer
Kevin Ullyett6-7, 4-6Loss4-3Feb 1994Rennes, FranceChallengerCarpet (i) Mark Knowles Anders Jrryd
Bent-Ove Pedersen4-6, 3-6Win5-3May 1994Manila, PhilippinesChallengerHard Albert Chang Richard Matuszewski
David Nainkin6-4, 6-4Loss5-4Oct 1994Jakarta, IndonesiaChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Andrew Foster
Danny Sapsfordw/oWin6-4Apr 1995Nagoya, JapanChallengerHard Kevin Ullyett Joshua Eagle
Andrew Kratzmann7-6, 7-5Loss6-5Jun 1995Medelln, ColombiaChallengerClay Maurice Ruah Wayne Black
Lszl Markovits5-7, 4-6Win7-5Jun 1995Bogot, ColombiaChallengerClay scar Ortiz Sergio Corts
Joo Cunha Silva7-6, 7-6Win8-5Sep 1995Aruba, ArubaChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Jos Antonio Conde
Christo van Rensburg6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win9-5Apr 1996Fergana, UzbekistanChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant
Maurice Ruah6-3, 7-6Loss9-6May 1996Andijan, UzbekistanChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant
Maurice Ruah4-6, 3-6Win10-6May 1996Jerusalem, IsraelChallengerHard Neville Godwin Noam Behr
Eyal Ran7-6, 7-5Loss10-7Jun 1996Annenheim, AustriaChallengerGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Sandon Stolle
Michael Tebbutt2-6, 4-6Win11-7Sep 1996Aruba, ArubaChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sbastien Leblanc
Grant Stafford6-2, 6-2Win12-7Sep 1996Madras, IndiaChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sander Groen
Oleg Ogorodov7-5, 6-1Win13-7Nov 1996Ahmedabad, IndiaChallengerClay Mahesh Bhupathi Georg Blumauer
Udo Plamberger6-3, 3-6, 6-3Loss13-8Nov 1996Reunion Island, ReunionChallengerHard Donald Johnson Hendrik Jan Davids
Fabrice Santoro3-6, 6-7Win14-8Jan 1997Singapore, SingaporeChallengerHard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Joyce
Scott Melville6-4, 4-6, 7-6Win15-8Apr 1997Prague, Czech RepublicChallengerClay Mahesh Bhupathi Devin Bowen
Tuomas Ketola6-4, 6-0Win16-8May 1997Jerusalem, IsraelChallengerHard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett6-7, 6-2, 7-6Win17-8Apr 2000Bermuda, BermudaChallengerClay Jan Siemerink Jeff Coetzee
Brent Haygarth6-3, 6-2Loss17-9Mar 2010Sunrise, USAChallengerHard Luk Dlouh Martin Damm
Filip Polek6-4, 1-6, Loss17-10Apr 2016Len, MexicoChallengerHard Sam Groth Santiago Gonzlez
Mate Pavi4-6, 6-3, Win18-10May 2016Busan, South KoreaChallengerHard Sam Groth Sanchai Ratiwatana
Sonchat Ratiwatana4-6, 6-1, Win19-10Jul 2016Biella, ItalyChallengerClay Andre Begemann Andrej Martin
Hans Podlipnik Castillo6-4, 6-4Loss19-11Oct 2016Tashkent, UzbekistanChallengerHard Andre Begemann Mikhail Elgin
Denis Istomin4-6, 2-6Win20-11Apr 2017Len, MexicoChallengerHard Adil Shamasdin Luca Margaroli
Caio Zampieri6-1, 6-4Win21-11Apr 2017Tallahassee, USAChallengerClay Scott Lipsky Mximo Gonzlez
Leonardo Mayer4-6, 7-6(7-5), Win22-11Jun 2017Ilkley, Great BritainChallengerGrass Adil Shamasdin Brydan Klein
Joe Salisbury6-2, 2-6, Win23-11Nov 2017Knoxville, USAChallengerHard (i) Purav Raja James Cerretani
John-Patrick Smith7-6(7-4), 7-6(7-4)Win24-11Nov 2017Champaign, USAChallengerHard (i) Purav Raja Ruan Roelofse
Joe Salisbury6-3, 6-7(5-7), Win25-11Jan 2018Newport Beach, USAChallengerHard James Cerretani Treat Huey
Denis Kudla6-4, 7-5Loss25-12Feb 2018Dallas, USAChallengerHard (i) Joe Salisbury Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Christopher Rungkat4-6, 6-3, Loss25-13Sep 2018Chicago, USAChallengerHard Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela Luke Bambridge
Neal Skupski3-6, 4-6Loss25-14Oct 2018Monterrey, MexicoChallengerHard Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela Marcelo Arvalo
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan1-6, 4-6Win26-14Oct 2018Santo Domingo, Dominican RepublicChallengerHard Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela Ariel Behar
Roberto Quiroz4-6, 6-3, Loss26-15Oct 2018Brest, FranceChallengerHard (i) Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela Sander Gill
Joran Vliegen6-3, 4-6, Loss26-16Jan 2019Da Nang, VietnamChallengerHard Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela Hsieh Cheng-peng
Christopher Rungkat3-6, 6-2, Loss26-17Jun 2019Ilkley, UKChallengerGrass Marcus Daniell Santiago Gonzlez
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi3-6, 4-6
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%
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. Paes has also teamed with 25 players in Grand Slam mixed doubles.
Partners in men’s doubles
No.PartnerYear1 Zeeshan Ali19902 Ramesh Krishnan1991 1992 19933 Juan Rios19914 Charlton Eagle19915 Andrew Sznajder19926 Bertrand Madsen19927 Nicola Bruno19928 Kevin Ullyett1992 1995 19979 Nicklas Utgren199210 Todd Nelson1992 199311 Gilad Bloom1992 199412 Donald Johnson1992-1994 1996 200313 Tommy Ho199314 Vladimir Gabrichidze199315 Arne Thoms199316 Byron Black1993 200017 Laurence Tieleman1993 199518 Fernon Wibier199319 Oliver Fernandez199320 Jean-Philippe Fleurian199321 Wayne Arthurs1993 1999 200022 Sbastien Lareau1993 1994 200023 Stefan Kruger199324 Ellis Ferreira199325 Johan de Beer199326 Shuzo Matsuoka199327 Marten Renstrm199428 Mark Knowles199429 Gaurav Natekar1994 199530 Marius Barnard199431 Albert Chang199432 Stephen Noteboom199433 Daniel Nestor1994 2013 201534 Richard Matuszewski199435 Mark Kaplan199436 Mahesh Bhupathi1994-2006 2008-201137 Adam Malik199438 Wayne Black1995 199639 Lars-Anders Wahlgren199540 Kent Kinnear199541 Matt Lucena199542 Clinton Ferreira199543 Eyal Ran199544 Maurice Ruah199545 scar Ortiz199546 Nicols Pereira1995 199647 David Adams199548 Devin Bowen199649 Jeff Belloli199650 Neville Godwin199651 David DiLucia199652 Chris Haggard1996 200053 Marcos Ondruska199754 Roger Smith199755 Mark Keil199756 Nitin Kirtane199757 Piet Norval199858 Peter Tramacchi199859 Jan Siemerink1999 200060 Jonas Bjrkman1999 200461 Jared Palmer199962 Olivier Delatre199963 Fazaluddin Syed200064 Nicols Lapentti200065 Vishal Uppal2000 200266 Mustafa Ghouse200167 John-Laffnie de Jager200268 Justin Gimelstob200269 Tom Cibulec2002 200470 Michal Llodra2002 201371 Stephen Huss200272 Michael Hill200273 David Rikl2002 2003 200474 Nenad Zimonji2003 200575 Jonathan Erlich200476 Radek tpnek2004 2006 2012-201577 Paul Hanley2005 2007 200878 Martin Damm2006 200779 Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi200680 Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya200781 Rohan Bopanna2007 2012 2014-2016 201882 Tommy Robredo200883 Luk Dlouh2008 2009 201084 Scott Lipsky2009 201285 Jrgen Melzer2010 2012 201386 Janko Tipsarevi201287 Alexander Peya201288 Kevin Anderson201289 Vishnu Vardhan2012 201790 Horia Tecu201291 douard Roger-Vasselin201392 Purav Raja2013 2017 201893 Sanam Singh201394 Daniele Bracciali201395 Sam Groth201496 David Marrero201497 Marcin Matkowski201498 Stan Wawrinka201499 Raven Klaasen2015100 Marcel Granollers2015101 Andy Murray2015102 Fernando Verdasco2015103 Grigor Dimitrov2015104 John Peers2015105 ukasz Kubot2015106 Rafael Nadal2015107 Jrmy Chardy2016108 Andre Begemann2016109 Saketh Myneni2016110 Ramkumar Ramanathan2016111 Andr S2017112 Guillermo Garca-Lpez2017113 Yen-Hsun Lu2017114 Juan Martin Del Potro2017115 Dustin Brown2017116 Adil Shamasdin2017117 Antonio Sancic2017118 Alexander Zverev2017119 James Cerretani2018120 Joe Salisbury2018121 Miguel ngel Reyes-Varela2018122 Benoit Paire2019123 Philipp Oswald2019124 Sander Gill2019125 Rameez Junaid2019126 Marcus Daniell2019127 Marius Copil2019128 Jack Sock2019129 Guillermo Durn2019130 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan2019
Partners in Mixed doubles
No.PartnerYear1 Yayuk Basuki1994-19952 Kyko Nagatsuka19963 Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie19974 Larisa Savchenko19985 Rika Hiraki19986 Katrina Adams19997 Lisa Raymond1999-20028 Miriam Oremans20029 Martina Navratilova2002-200510 Nathalie Dechy200611 Maria Kirilenko200612 Samantha Stosur2006-2007,201913 Meghann Shaughnessy200714 gnes Szvay200815 Nadia Petrova200816 Rennae Stubbs200817 Cara Black2008-201118 Iveta Beneov201119 Elena Vesnina2011-201320 Sania Mirza2012 (Olympics)21 Jelena Jankovi201322 Zheng Saisai201323 Daniela Hantuchov201424 Martina Hingis2015-2016, 201725 Xu Yifan2017
- 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.
India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other events
- Bobby Reynolds
- Anastasia Rodionova
- Venus Williams
- Serena Williams
- Rennae Stubbs
- Scott Oudsema
- Martina Hingis
- Denis Kudla
- Sam Querrey
Champions Tennis League
Partnership with 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. 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
The duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
(24 consecutive wins, total 25-2)
SLYearOpponentResult11995 Sasa Hirszon / Goran IvanieviW21996 Jacco Eltingh / Paul HaarhuisL31996 Jonas Bjrkman / Nicklas KultiL41997 Martin Damm / Petr KordaW51997 Nicols Mass / Marcelo RosW61998 Neil Broad / Tim HenmanW71999 Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik LeeW81999 Shan Jiang / Zhu BenqiangW92001 Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu YangW102001 Thomas Shimada / Takao SuzukiW112001 Donald Johnson / Jared PalmerW122002 Patrick Chucri / Ali HamadehW132002 James Shortall / Daniel WillmanW142003 Jun Kato / Thomas ShimadaW152003 Alistair Hunt / Mark NielsenW162004 Mark Nielsen / Matthew PrenticeW172004 Thomas Shimada / Takahiro TerachiW182005 Yu Jr. Wang / Zhu BenqiangW192005 Murad Inoyatov / Denis IstominW202005 Simon Aspelin / Jonas BjrkmanW212006 Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee KwonW222006 Jalil Khan / Asim ShafikW232008 Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao SuzukiW242008 Adrian Cruciat / Horia TecuW252009 Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan YiW262010 Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor KunitsynW272010 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresW