Indian Tennis legend turns 49 today!

Leander Paes turns 49 today.He is one of India’s greatest tennis players in doubles.He owns the record for most doubles wins (44) in Davis Cup.He has won 18 Grand Slam doubles titles.He has given India some memorable wins in Davis Cup including an upset over France in 1993.Besides,he has won singles bronze medal in 1996 Atlanta Olympics.He also has one ATP title in his trophy collection.At 49,he continues to be active on a tennis court.This shows his grit,determination and fitness level even if he is ageing.He still wants to compete at Tokyo Olympics.If he does,then it will be his record eighth appearance at Olympics.

I was fortunate to meet him in Mumbai last year.

I on belhaf of Sportsnasha wish him Happy Birthday.


Shailesh Padhye



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