Leander Paes

Leander Adrian Paes (/ps/ PAYSS; born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player. Regarded as one of the greatest tennis players in doubles, he holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup.[1] 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.[2]

Leander Paes
Country (sports) India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973
Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1991
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$8,587,586
Singles
Career record101–99 (50.5%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 73 (24 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (1997, 2000)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (2001)
US Open3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games (1996)
Doubles
Career record770–457 (62.8%)
Career titles54
Highest rankingNo. 1 (21 June 1999)
Current rankingNo. 139 (1 March 2021)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2012)
French OpenW (1999, 2001, 2009)
WimbledonW (1999)
US OpenW (2006, 2009, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005)
Olympic GamesSF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career titles10
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2003, 2010, 2015)
French OpenW (2016)
WimbledonW (1999, 2003, 2010, 2015)
US OpenW (2008, 2015)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2012)
Team competitions
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's tennis
Olympic Games
1996 AtlantaSingles
Commonwealth Games
2010 DelhiMen's doubles
Asian Games
1994 HiroshimaMen's doubles
1994 HiroshimaMen's team
2002 BusanMen's doubles
2006 DohaMen's doubles
2006 DohaMixed doubles
1994 HiroshimaMen's singles
2002 BusanMixed doubles
Last updated on: 1 March 2021
Signature of Leander Paes.

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.[3]

He won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016,[4] 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).[5]

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.[6]

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.[7] Paes had announced that he would retire in 2020;[8] however, he now hopes to play at Roland-Garros and the 2021 Summer Olympics.[9]

Early life

Paes 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 [10] and at St. Xavier's College of the University of Calcutta. His parents were both athletes. Vece was a midfield squad member in the bronze medal-winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics although he did not personally receive a medal as he did not take to the field in any of India's matches.[11] 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.[12]

Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras (Chennai) in 1985, where he was coached by Dave O'Meara.[13] 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,[14] a foundation co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to support talented Indian athletes.[15]

Career

Early career (1991–1997)

Paes first won titles at the Junior US Open and the Junior Wimbledon and he turned professional in 1991.[16] He rose to number 1 in the world junior rankings.[17] In 1992, he reached the quarter finals of the doubles event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with Ramesh Krishnan.[18]

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.[19] Paes cited the match as one of his greatest performances, in part because his wrist was severely injured.[20] He was awarded the highest sporting honor by the government of India, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna in 1996.[21]

His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered with Sébastien 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.[22] That year he made his best singles performance in a Grand Slam, losing in the third round of the 1997 US Open to Cédric 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.[23][24][25][26] 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.[27] The following year, Paes partnered with Sébastien 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.[28] Paes was given the honor of carrying the Indian Flag at the opening ceremony.[29]

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.[30] The duo of Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.[31] In 2002, Leander paired up with Michael Hill with moderate success.

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

2003–2007

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.[32]

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).[33][34] Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007.[35][36] With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.[37][38][39]

2008

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,[40] who went on to win gold.[41] With Cara Black he won the 2008 US Open mixed doubles title.

2009

In 2009, he won the French Open[42] and US Open Men's doubles titles with Lukáš Dlouhý[43] and was the runner-up in mixed at the US Open.

2010

He began the 2010 season in good form, again winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black.[44] This was the pair's third consecutive Grand Slam final and the fourth overall

2012

Paes and Radek Štěpánek's 2012 Wimbledon tournament ended when the duo lost to Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.[45] 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[46] on 7 July.[47] They lost in the final to Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan 3–6, 7–5, 4–6.[48][49]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Indian pair (Vishnu Vardhan) lost to French team Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–7, 6–4, 3–6.[50]

Paes and Štěpánek advanced to the finals at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers and Marc López, retired because of injury.[51][52] However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.[53]

Paes and Štěpánek kicked off the ATP World Tour Finals with a win against Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Dutchman Jean Julien Rojer, 6–4, 7–5.[54] They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.

2013

Paes/Štěpánek 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.[55]

2014

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

2015

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 Tímea Babos lasted only 41 minutes. Paes/Nestor reached the third round.[56] By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes shared the record for men's titles in the open era with Owen Davidson.[57]

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.

2016

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.[58] 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 Łukasz 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 López in 4 sets.

2017

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.

2018

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

2019

Paes and Miguel Ángel 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.[59][60] He played a key role on the Indian team that reached the World Group from 1991 to 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 Ivanišević in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, beating Jan Siemerink in 1995 to defeat Netherlands, and Jiří Novák in 1997.[61][62] He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon/Ivanisevic of Croatia in 1995, Damm/Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Massú/Ríos of Chile in 1997, Broad/Henman in 1998, and Aspelin/Björkman 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.

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

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

Year-end finals

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.[63]

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 Sébastien 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.[64] He varies his play as the match goes on; he is one of the best volleyers and a talented drop shotter.[65] His volleying techniques were learnt from former Indian player Akhtar Ali.[66] 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.[67]

Film Role Notes
2013 Rajdhani Express Keshav Debut film

Significant finals

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

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up1999Australian OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6
Winner1999French OpenClay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanišević
Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Winner1999WimbledonGrass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up1999US OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Winner2001French Open (2)Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up2004US OpenHard David Rikl Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up2006Australian OpenHard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner2006US OpenHard Martin Damm Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up2008US OpenHard Lukáš Dlouhý Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Winner2009French Open (3)Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Wesley Moodie
Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner2009US Open (2)Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up2010French OpenClay Lukáš Dlouhý Nenad Zimonjić
Daniel Nestor
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up2011Australian OpenHard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner2012Australian OpenHard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up2012US OpenHard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner2013US Open (3)Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3

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

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner1999WimbledonGrass Lisa Raymond Anna Kournikova
Jonas Björkman
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up2001US OpenHard Lisa Raymond Rennae Stubbs
Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 5–7, [11–9]
Winner2003Australian OpenHard Martina Navratilova Eleni Daniilidou
Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 7–5
Winner2003Wimbledon (2)Grass Martina Navratilova Anastassia Rodionova
Andy Ram
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up2004Australian OpenHard Martina Navratilova Elena Bovina
Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up2005French OpenClay Martina Navratilova Daniela Hantuchová
Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up2007US OpenHard Meghann Shaughnessy Victoria Azarenka
Max Mirnyi
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner2008US OpenHard Cara Black Liezel Huber
Jamie Murray
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up2009WimbledonGrass Cara Black Anna-Lena Grönefeld
Mark Knowles
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up2009US OpenHard Cara Black Carly Gullickson
Travis Parrot
6–2, 6–4
Winner2010Australian Open (2)Hard Cara Black Ekaterina Makarova
Jaroslav Levinský
7–5, 6–3
Winner2010Wimbledon (3)Grass Cara Black Lisa Raymond
Wesley Moodie
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up2012Australian OpenHard Elena Vesnina Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Horia Tecău
3–6, 7–5, [3–10]
Runner-up2012WimbledonGrass Elena Vesnina Lisa Raymond
Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner2015Australian Open (3)Hard Martina Hingis Kristina Mladenovic
Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–3
Winner2015Wimbledon (4)Grass Martina Hingis Tímea Babos
Alexander Peya
6–1, 6–1
Winner2015US Open (2)Hard Martina Hingis Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Sam Querrey
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner2016French OpenClay Martina Hingis Sania Mirza
Ivan Dodig
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)

Bronze medal final
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Bronze1996 Atlanta Hard Fernando Meligeni 3–6, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 1

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place2004AthensHard Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ančić
Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
OutcomeNo.DateTournamentSurfaceOpponentScore
Winner 1–0 6 July 1998 Newport, US Grass Neville Godwin 6–3, 6–2

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

Legend
Grand 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)
Outcome W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1995 New Haven, US Hard Nicolás Pereira Rick Leach
Scott Melville
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 1–1 Apr 1997 Chennai, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Oleg Ogorodov
Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Win 2–1 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Luxa
David Škoch
6–1, 6–1
Win 3–1 Jul 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
7–6, 6–3
Win 4–1 Aug 1997 New Haven, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win 5–1 Sep 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Alex O'Brien
Jim Courier
7–5, 7–6
Win 6–1 Oct 1997 Singapore, Singapore Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–2 Nov 1997 Hartford, US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Win 7–2 Jan 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître
Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 8–2 Feb 1998 Dubai, UAE Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana
6–2, 7–5
Win 9–2 Apr 1998 Chennai, India (2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Olivier Delaître
Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Win 10–2 May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 11–2 Oct 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 11–3 Oct 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Loss 11–4 Nov 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 12–4 Nov 1998 Paris, France Carpet (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2
Loss 12–5 Feb 1999 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 13–5 Apr 1999 Chennai, India (3) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black
Neville Godwin
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 14–5 May 1999 Paris, France Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Goran Ivanišević
Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Win 15–5 Jun 1999 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Jan Siemerink Ellis Ferreira
David Rikl
W/O
Win 16–5 Jun 1999 London, UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Win 17–5 Jul 1999 Newport, US Grass Wayne Arthurs Sargis Sargsian
Chris Woodruff
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Loss 17–6 Aug 1999 Indianapolis, US Hard Olivier Delaître Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
3–6, 4–6
Loss 17–7 Sep 1999 New York, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Loss 17–8 Nov 1999 Hartford, US Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win 18–8 May 2000 Orlando, US Clay Jan Siemerink Justin Gimelstob
Sébastien Lareau
6–3, 6–4
Win 19–8 Oct 2000 Tokyo, Japan Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Hill
Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 19–9 Dec 2000 Bangalore, India Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
6–7, 3–6, 4–6
Win 20–9 Apr 2001 Atlanta, US Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Rick Leach
David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Win 21–9 Apr 2001 Houston, US (2) Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Kevin Kim
Jim Thomas
7–6, 6–2
Win 22–9 May 2001 Paris, France (2) Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Win 23–9 Aug 2001 Cincinnati, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Martin Damm
David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
Loss 23–10 Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6
Loss 23–11 Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet Mahesh Bhupathi Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win 24–11 Dec 2001 Chennai, India (4) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Tomáš Cibulec
Ota Fukárek
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Win 25–11 Apr 2002 Majorca, Spain Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Julian Knowle
Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
Win 26–11 Feb 2003 Dubai, UAE (2) Hard David Rikl Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
Win 27–11 Mar 2003 Delray Beach, US Hard Nenad Zimonjić Raemon Sluiter
Martin Verkerk
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 27–12 Apr 2003 Miami, US Hard David Rikl Roger Federer
Max Mirnyi
5–7, 3–6
Loss 27–13 Jun 2003 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Donald Johnson Martin Damm
Cyril Suk
5–7, 6–7
Win 28–13 Jul 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay David Rikl František Čermák
Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3
Loss 28–14 Feb 2004 Dubai, UAE (3) Hard Jonas Björkman Mahesh Bhupathi
Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 29–14 Jun 2004 Halle, Germany Grass David Rikl Tomáš Cibulec
Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
Win 30–14 Jul 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland (2) Clay David Rikl Marc Rosset
Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2
Win 31–14 Jul 2004 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Loss 31–15 Sep 2004 New York, US Hard David Rikl Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Win 32–15 Sep 2004 Delray Beach, US (2) Hard Radek Štěpánek Gastón Etlis
Martín Rodríguez
6–0, 6–3
Win 33–15 Apr 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Nenad Zimonjić Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
W/O
Win 34–15 Apr 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Nenad Zimonjić Feliciano López
Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3
Win 35–15 Sep 2005 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Paul Hanley Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 35–16 Oct 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Wayne Arthurs
Paul Hanley
3–6, 3–6
Loss 35–17 Oct 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Nenad Zimonjić Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 35–18 Nov 2005 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Nenad Zimonjić Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 35–19 Jan 2006 Melbourne, Australia Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 36–19 Jun 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2) Grass Martin Damm Arnaud Clément
Chris Haggard
6–1, 7–6
Win 37–19 Aug 2006 New York, US Hard Martin Damm Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 37–20 Jan 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Martin Damm Mikhail Youzhny
Nenad Zimonjić
1–6, 6–7
Win 38–20 Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Martin Damm Andrei Pavel
Alexander Waske
6–3, 6–7, [10–7]
Win 39–20 Mar 2007 Indian Wells, US Hard Martin Damm Jonathan Erlich
Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4
Loss 39–21 Apr 2007 Miami, US Hard Martin Damm Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 39–22 Jun 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Martin Damm Jeff Coetzee
Rogier Wassen
6–3, 6–7, [10–12]
Loss 39–23 Jun 2008 Halle, Germany Grass Lukáš Dlouhý Mikhail Youzhny
Mischa Zverev
6–3, 4–6, [3–10]
Loss 39–24 Jun 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Mario Ančić
Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6
Loss 39–25 Aug 2008 New York, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Win 40–25 Sep 2008 Bangkok, Thailand (2) Hard (i) Lukáš Dlouhý Scott Lipsky
David Martin
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 40–26 Sep 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mikhail Youzhny
Mischa Zverev
3–6, 4–6
Loss 40–27 Jan 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Scott Lipsky Martin Damm
Robert Lindstedt
5–7, 4–6
Loss 40–28 Feb 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
2–6, 5–7
Win 41–28 Jun 2009 Paris, France (3) Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Wesley Moodie
Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 42–28 Sep 2009 New York, US (2) Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi
Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 42–29 Jan 2010 Brisbane, Australia Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Jérémy Chardy
Marc Gicquel
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 42–30 Feb 2010 Dubai, UAE Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Simon Aspelin
Paul Hanley
2–6, 3–6
Win 43–30 Apr 2010 Miami, US Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Mahesh Bhupathi
Max Mirnyi
6–2, 7–5
Loss 43–31 Jun 2010 Paris, France Clay Lukáš Dlouhý Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6
Loss 43–32 Jun 2010 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Lukáš Dlouhý Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 44–32 Oct 2010 Shanghai, China Hard Jürgen Melzer Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 45–32 Jan 2011 Chennai, India (5) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Robin Haase
David Martin
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Loss 45–33 Jan 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Win 46–33 Apr 2011 Miami, US (2) Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Loss 46–34 Jun 2011 London, UK Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Win 47–34 Aug 2011 Cincinnati, US Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Win 48–34 Jan 2012 Chennai, India (6) Hard Janko Tipsarević Andy Ram
Jonathan Erlich
6–4, 6–4
Win 49–34 Jan 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Win 50–34 Mar 2012 Miami, US (3) Hard Radek Štěpánek Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 50–35 Sep 2012 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 50–36 Oct 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 51–36 Oct 2012 Shanghai, China (2) Hard Radek Štěpánek Mahesh Bhupathi
Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]
Win 52–36 Aug 2013 Winston-Salem, US Hard Daniel Nestor Treat Huey
Dominic Inglot
7–6(12–10), 7–5
Win 53–36 Sep 2013 New York, US Hard Radek Štěpánek Alexander Peya
Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Loss 53–37 Aug 2014 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Samuel Groth Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecău
5–7, 4–6
Win 54–37 Sep 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Marcin Matkowski Jamie Murray
John Peers
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Loss 54–38 Jan 2015 Chennai, India Hard Raven Klaasen Lu Yen-hsun
Jonathan Marray
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 55–38 Jan 2015 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Raven Klaasen Dominic Inglot
Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 55–39 Feb 2015 Delray Beach, US Hard Raven Klaasen Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 55–40 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem, US Hard Andre Begemann Guillermo García-López
Henri Kontinen
6–4, 6–7(6–8), [8–10]
Loss 55–41 Sep 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Andre Begemann Dominic Inglot
Henri Kontinen
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 55–42 Mar 2018 Dubai, UAE Hard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecău
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 55–43 Aug 2018 Winston-Salem, US Hard James Cerretani Jean-Julien Rojer
Horia Tecău
4–6, 2–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (11–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (7–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (4–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 1992 Guangzhou, China Challenger Hard Richard Matuszewski 6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Apr 1994 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Christophe Van Garsse 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 May 1994 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Joost Winnink 6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Win 3–1 Aug 1994 Binghamton, USA Challenger Hard David Witt 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3–2 May 1995 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Byron Black 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–2 Aug 1995 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Roberto Jabali 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard Oleg Ogorodov 6–7, 3–6
Win 5–3 Nov 1996 Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius Challenger Grass Fabrice Santoro 7–5, 6–4
Win 6–3 Mar 1998 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard Gouichi Motomura 6–4, 7–5
Win 7–3 Feb 1999 Calcutta, India Challenger Grass Mahesh Bhupathi 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 8–3 Apr 1999 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi 7–5, 6–4
Win 9–3 Dec 1999 Lucknow, India Challenger Grass Jamie Delgado 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Win 10–3 Dec 1999 Jaipur, India Challenger Grass Barry Cowan 7–6(10–8), 6–4
Win 11–3 Mar 2000 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Dennis van Scheppingen 7–6(7–2), 3–2 ret.

Doubles: 44 (26 titles, 18 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (26–18)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (17–14)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1992 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Bertrand Madsen Jeremy Bates
Mark Petchey
5–7, 6–3, 6–7
Win 1–1 Aug 1992 New Haven, USA Challenger Hard Todd Nelson Jeremy Bates
Byron Black
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Win 2–1 Dec 1992 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Challenger Hard Donald Johnson Richard Matuszewski
John Sullivan
6–2, 7–6
Win 3–1 Jan 1993 Bangalore, India Challenger Clay Donald Johnson Sean Cole
Andrei Merinov
6–4, 6–3
Win 4–1 Feb 1993 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) Donald Johnson Jan Apell
Michael Mortensen
7–6, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Aug 1993 Cincinnati, USA Challenger Hard Wayne Arthurs Johan de Beer
Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 4–6
Loss 4–3 Feb 1994 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet (i) Mark Knowles Anders Järryd
Bent-Ove Pedersen
4–6, 3–6
Win 5–3 May 1994 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard Albert Chang Richard Matuszewski
David Nainkin
6–4, 6–4
Loss 5–4 Oct 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Andrew Foster
Danny Sapsford
w/o
Win 6–4 Apr 1995 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Kevin Ullyett Joshua Eagle
Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 7–5
Loss 6–5 Jun 1995 Medellín, Colombia Challenger Clay Maurice Ruah Wayne Black
László Markovits
5–7, 4–6
Win 7–5 Jun 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Challenger Clay Óscar Ortiz Sergio Cortés
João Cunha Silva
7–6, 7–6
Win 8–5 Sep 1995 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi José Antonio Conde
Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 9–5 Apr 1996 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant
Maurice Ruah
6–3, 7–6
Loss 9–6 May 1996 Andijan, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Geoff Grant
Maurice Ruah
4–6, 3–6
Win 10–6 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Neville Godwin Noam Behr
Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Loss 10–7 Jun 1996 Annenheim, Austria Challenger Grass Mahesh Bhupathi Sandon Stolle
Michael Tebbutt
2–6, 4–6
Win 11–7 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sébastien Leblanc
Grant Stafford
6–2, 6–2
Win 12–7 Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Sander Groen
Oleg Ogorodov
7–5, 6–1
Win 13–7 Nov 1996 Ahmedabad, India Challenger Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Georg Blumauer
Udo Plamberger
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 13–8 Nov 1996 Reunion Island, Reunion Challenger Hard Donald Johnson Hendrik Jan Davids
Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–7
Win 14–8 Jan 1997 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard (i) Mahesh Bhupathi Michael Joyce
Scott Melville
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 15–8 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay Mahesh Bhupathi Devin Bowen
Tuomas Ketola
6–4, 6–0
Win 16–8 May 1997 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard Mahesh Bhupathi Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Win 17–8 Apr 2000 Bermuda, Bermuda Challenger Clay Jan Siemerink Jeff Coetzee
Brent Haygarth
6–3, 6–2
Loss 17–9 Mar 2010 Sunrise, USA Challenger Hard Lukáš Dlouhý Martin Damm
Filip Polášek
6–4, 1–6, [11–13]
Loss 17–10 Apr 2016 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Sam Groth Santiago González
Mate Pavić
4–6, 6–3, [11–13]
Win 18–10 May 2016 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Sam Groth Sanchai Ratiwatana
Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
Win 19–10 Jul 2016 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Andre Begemann Andrej Martin
Hans Podlipnik Castillo
6–4, 6–4
Loss 19–11 Oct 2016 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Andre Begemann Mikhail Elgin
Denis Istomin
4–6, 2–6
Win 20–11 Apr 2017 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Adil Shamasdin Luca Margaroli
Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
Win 21–11 Apr 2017 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay Scott Lipsky Máximo González
Leonardo Mayer
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Win 22–11 Jun 2017 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass Adil Shamasdin Brydan Klein
Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 23–11 Nov 2017 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i) Purav Raja James Cerretani
John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Win 24–11 Nov 2017 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard (i) Purav Raja Ruan Roelofse
Joe Salisbury
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Win 25–11 Jan 2018 Newport Beach, USA Challenger Hard James Cerretani Treat Huey
Denis Kudla
6–4, 7–5
Loss 25–12 Feb 2018 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i) Joe Salisbury Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 25–13 Sep 2018 Chicago, USA Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Luke Bambridge
Neal Skupski
3–6, 4–6
Loss 25–14 Oct 2018 Monterrey, Mexico Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Marcelo Arévalo
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
1–6, 4–6
Win 26–14 Oct 2018 Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Ariel Behar
Roberto Quiroz
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 26–15 Oct 2018 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Sander Gillé
Joran Vliegen
6–3, 4–6, [2–10]
Loss 26–16 Jan 2019 Da Nang, Vietnam Challenger Hard Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Hsieh Cheng-peng
Christopher Rungkat
3–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Loss 26–17 Jun 2019 Ilkley, UK Challenger Grass Marcus Daniell Santiago González
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
3–6, 4–6
Loss 26–18 Feb 2020 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Matthew Ebden Purav Raja
Ramkumar Ramanathan
0–6, 3–6

Performance timelines

Singles

Tournament19911992199319941995199619971998199920002001SRW–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 5 2–5
French Open A A Q2 A A A 2R Q3 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A Q3 Q2 1R Q3 2R 3R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 4 3–4
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 4–4 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0 / 15 7–15
National representation
Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held SF-B Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 5–3
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1
Year-end ranking 278 194 260 139 130 129 122 91 142 188 299

Doubles

Current through the 2020 ATP Tour.

Tournament1990199119921993199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020SRW–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF A 1R SF F 1R 1R 2R QF 1R A F 3R 2R SF QF F W 1R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1 / 24 49–23
French Open A A A A A A A 2R SF W 1R W SF SF 2R QF 1R 2R 3R W F 2R 2R 2R A 3R QF 2R A 2R A 3 / 21 53–18
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 3R A 2R 1R 2R W A 1R 1R SF 2R QF SF QF SF 1R 2R 2R 3R SF SF 3R 2R 1R A 1R NH 1 / 24 44–23
US Open A A A SF 2R 1R Q1 SF SF F 1R 1R 2R A F 1R W 1R F W 1R QF F W 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 3 / 25 59–22
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 4–3 3–2 1–1 5–4 13–4 22–2 0–3 6–3 6–4 11–3 7–4 6–3 15–3 6–4 12–4 16–2 9–4 10–4 14–3 11–3 9–3 6–4 4–4 2–4 2–2 1–4 0–0 8 / 94 205–86
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify F RR F F RR NH A DNQ F SF SF RR RR RR SF SF RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 14 20–29
National representation
Olympics NH QF Not Held 2R Not Held 2R Not Held 4th Not Held QF Not Held 2R Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 7 10–8
Davis Cup Z1 PO PO SF 1R PO QF 1R 1R Z1 PO PO PO PO Z1 PO Z1 Z1 PO PO 1R A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO PO Z1 QR 0 / 6 45–13
Win–Loss 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0 / 13 55–21
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q2 1R 1R A SF 2R 1R 1R SF 1R QF 2R W QF 2R 1R 2R QF A QF 2R A 1R A A NH 1 / 19 22–18
Miami A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 2R F QF 1R A F QF 2R W W W 2R 1R 1R A A A A NH 3 / 20 33–17
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A SF 2R A SF 1R 2R A W 2R A 2R SF 2R A QF QF A 2R A A A A NH 1 / 13 14–12
Rome A A A A A A A W A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R SF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 2R A 2R A A A A A 1 / 15 10–14
Madrid Not Held 2R A 1R F 1R 2R 2R A SF A QF 2R A 2R A A A A NH 0 / 10 6–10
Canada A A A A A A A W SF QF A 1R QF QF W 2R SF QF SF A 2R 2R SF 2R 2R 2R A A A A NH 2 / 17 21–15
Cincinnati A A A 1R A A A QF A 2R A W 1R 2R QF QF SF SF QF 2R 2R W 2R QF 2R QF A 1R A A A 2 / 19 20–17
Shanghai Not Held A W SF W 2R 2R 2R A A A A NH 2 / 6 12–4
Paris A A A A A A A 2R W A A F 2R 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 2R QF 2R 2R 2R QF 1R A A A A A 1 / 15 11–14
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 2R SF SF SF A A SF Not Masters Series 0 / 7 11–6
Stuttgart Not Masters Series A QF F A A QF Discontinued 0 / 3 5–3
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 9–5 16–4 3–5 1–2 12–7 5–9 9–7 11–7 12–8 6–6 12–6 11–9 5–6 12–7 11–5 14–7 4–8 5–6 5–9 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 13 / 144 165–130
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 5 2 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 55
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 9 3 6 2 5 6 6 3 5 5 4 6 5 6 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 98
Overall W–L 1–1 4–0 4–2 8–8 5–8 13–10 5–13 44–17 55–16 48–14 18–14 40–16 24–23 36–15 42–18 36–19 33–20 40–19 41–26 28–17 32–20 32–14 43–19 29–18 26–16 27–26 14–16 16–22 11–14 12–14 3–2 770–457
Year-end ranking 481 179 93 142 76 89 14 4 1 84 9 33 13 13 12 12 12 10 8 5 8 3 10 29 41 59 63 63 105 129 62.75%

Mixed doubles

Tournament199419951996199719981999200020012002200320042005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R W F A SF QF 2R 2R W 2R F 2R QF W QF QF A 2R 2R 3 / 20
French Open A A A 3R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 2R 2R F QF QF 1R 2R QF QF SF 2R A 2R W 1R A A NH 1 / 20
Wimbledon 3R A 1R QF QF W A 3R QF W 3R A QF QF 2R F W QF F 2R 2R W 3R 1R A 1R NH 4 / 22
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R F 2R A SF QF 1R F W F QF SF QF A QF W 2R A A A NH 2 / 19
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 3 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 10 / 81
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held QF Not held A Not held 0 / 1

Partnerships

Leander Paes is known for changing partnerships, and he has had over 100 different partners over his career.[68] Paes has also teamed with 25 players in Grand Slam mixed doubles.

Partners in men's doubles

No.PartnerYear
1 Zeeshan Ali 1990
2 Ramesh Krishnan 1991–1993
3 Juan Rios 1991
4 Charlton Eagle 1991
5 Andrew Sznajder 1992
6 Bertrand Madsen 1992
7 Nicola Bruno 1992
8 Kevin Ullyett 1992, 1995, 1997
9 Nicklas Utgren 1992
10 Todd Nelson 1992, 1993
11 Gilad Bloom 1992, 1994
12 Donald Johnson 1992–1994, 1996, 2003
13 Tommy Ho 1993
14 Vladimir Gabrichidze 1993
15 Arne Thoms 1993
16 Byron Black 1993, 2000
17 Laurence Tieleman 1993, 1995
18 Fernon Wibier 1993
19 Oliver Fernandez 1993
20 Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1993
21 Wayne Arthurs 1993, 1999–2000
22 Sébastien Lareau 1993–1994, 2000
23 Stefan Kruger 1993
24 Ellis Ferreira 1993
25 Johan de Beer 1993
26 Shuzo Matsuoka 1993
27 Marten Renström 1994
28 Mark Knowles 1994
29 Gaurav Natekar 1994–1995
30 Marius Barnard 1994
31 Albert Chang 1994
32 Stephen Noteboom 1994
33 Daniel Nestor 1994, 2013, 2015
34 Richard Matuszewski 1994
35 Mark Kaplan 1994
36 Mahesh Bhupathi 1994–2006, 2008–2011
37 Adam Malik 1994
38 Wayne Black 1995–1996
39 Lars-Anders Wahlgren 1995
40 Kent Kinnear 1995
41 Matt Lucena 1995
42 Clinton Ferreira 1995
43 Eyal Ran 1995
44 Maurice Ruah 1995
45 Óscar Ortiz 1995
46 Nicolás Pereira 1995–1996
47 David Adams 1995
48 Devin Bowen 1996
49 Jeff Belloli 1996
50 Neville Godwin 1996
51 David DiLucia 1996
52 Chris Haggard 1996, 2000
53 Marcos Ondruska 1997
54 Roger Smith 1997
55 Mark Keil 1997
56 Nitin Kirtane 1997
57 Piet Norval 1998
58 Peter Tramacchi 1998
59 Jan Siemerink 1999, 2000
60 Jonas Björkman 1999, 2004
61 Jared Palmer 1999
62 Olivier Delaître 1999
63 Fazaluddin Syed 2000
64 Nicolás Lapentti 2000
65 Vishal Uppal 2000, 2002
66 Mustafa Ghouse 2001
67 John-Laffnie de Jager 2002
68 Justin Gimelstob 2002
69 Tomáš Cibulec 2002, 2004
70 Michaël Llodra 2002, 2013
71 Stephen Huss 2002
72 Michael Hill 2002
73 David Rikl 2002–2004
74 Nenad Zimonjić 2003, 2005
75 Jonathan Erlich 2004
76 Radek Štěpánek 2004, 2006, 2012–2015
77 Paul Hanley 2005, 2007–2008
78 Martin Damm 2006–2007
79 Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 2006
80 Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya 2007
81 Rohan Bopanna 2007, 2012, 2014–2016, 2018, 2020
82 Tommy Robredo 2008
83 Lukáš Dlouhý 2008–2010
84 Scott Lipsky 2009, 2012
85 Jürgen Melzer 2010, 2012–2013
86 Janko Tipsarević 2012
87 Alexander Peya 2012
88 Kevin Anderson 2012
89 Vishnu Vardhan 2012, 2017
90 Horia Tecău 2012
91 Édouard Roger-Vasselin 2013
92 Purav Raja 2013, 2017–2018
93 Sanam Singh 2013
94 Daniele Bracciali 2013
95 Sam Groth 2014
96 David Marrero 2014
97 Marcin Matkowski 2014
98 Stan Wawrinka 2014
99 Raven Klaasen 2015
100 Marcel Granollers 2015
101 Andy Murray 2015
102 Fernando Verdasco 2015
103 Grigor Dimitrov 2015
104 John Peers 2015
105 Łukasz Kubot 2015
106 Rafael Nadal 2015
107 Jérémy Chardy 2016
108 Andre Begemann 2016
109 Saketh Myneni 2016
110 Ramkumar Ramanathan 2016
111 André Sá 2017
112 Guillermo García-López 2017
113 Yen-Hsun Lu 2017
114 Juan Martin Del Potro 2017
115 Dustin Brown 2017
116 Adil Shamasdin 2017
117 Antonio Sancic 2017
118 Alexander Zverev 2017
119 James Cerretani 2018
120 Joe Salisbury 2018
121 Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela 2018
122 Benoit Paire 2019
123 Philipp Oswald 2019
124 Sander Gillé 2019
125 Rameez Junaid 2019
126 Marcus Daniell 2019
127 Marius Copil 2019
128 Jack Sock 2019
129 Guillermo Durán 2019
130 Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 2019
131 Matthew Ebden 2020

Partners in Mixed doubles

No.PartnerYear
1 Yayuk Basuki 1994–1995
2 Kyōko Nagatsuka 1996
3 Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie 1997
4 Larisa Savchenko 1998
5 Rika Hiraki 1998
6 Katrina Adams 1999
7 Lisa Raymond 1999–2002
8 Miriam Oremans 2002
9 Martina Navratilova 2002–2005
10 Nathalie Dechy 2006
11 Maria Kirilenko 2006
12 Samantha Stosur 2006–2007, 2019
13 Meghann Shaughnessy 2007
14 Ágnes Szávay 2008
15 Nadia Petrova 2008
16 Rennae Stubbs 2008
17 Cara Black 2008–2011
18 Iveta Benešová 2011
19 Elena Vesnina 2011–2013
20 Sania Mirza 2012 (Olympics)
21 Jelena Janković 2013
22 Zheng Saisai 2013
23 Daniela Hantuchová 2014
24 Martina Hingis 2015–2017
25 Xu Yifan 2017
26 Jelena Ostapenko 2020
  • 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.

Indian Team

World Team 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.[69][70][71] 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.[72] He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate.[73] However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they reunited for their country,[74] losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Federer/Wawrinka.[75]

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.[76]

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a high success rate against various top teams.[77] They have a Davis Cup record for the longest doubles winning streak, with 24 straight wins.[78]

Paes paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following Bhupathi and Bopanna 's refusal.[79] Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296,[80] but withdrew the threat a week later.[81] 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)

SL Year Opponent Result
11995 Sasa Hirszon / Goran IvaniševićW
21996 Jacco Eltingh / Paul HaarhuisL
31996 Jonas Björkman / Nicklas KultiL
41997 Martin Damm / Petr KordaW
51997 Nicolás Massú / Marcelo RíosW
61998 Neil Broad / Tim HenmanW
71999 Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik LeeW
81999 Shan Jiang / Zhu BenqiangW
92001 Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu YangW
102001 Thomas Shimada / Takao SuzukiW
112001 Donald Johnson / Jared PalmerW
122002 Patrick Chucri / Ali HamadehW
132002 James Shortall / Daniel WillmanW
142003 Jun Kato / Thomas ShimadaW
152003 Alistair Hunt / Mark NielsenW
162004 Mark Nielsen / Matthew PrenticeW
172004 Thomas Shimada / Takahiro TerachiW
182005 Wang Yu / Zhu BenqiangW
192005 Murad Inoyatov / Denis IstominW
202005 Simon Aspelin / Jonas BjörkmanW
212006 Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee KwonW
222006 Jalil Khan / Asim ShafikW
232008 Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao SuzukiW
242008 Adrian Cruciat / Horia TecăuW
252009 Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan YiW
262010 Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor KunitsynW
272010 Marcelo Melo / Bruno SoaresW

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Olympic Games
Preceded by
Pargat Singh
Flagbearer for  India
Sydney 2000
Succeeded by
Anju Bobby George

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