Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is a retired Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki). With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League. In December 2016, Bhupathi was appointed as India's next non-playing Davis Cup captain and took over the reins from Anand Amritraj in February 2017.
|Full name||Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi|
|Born||7 June 1974|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Highest ranking||No. 217 (2 February 1998)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (1998)|
|French Open||Q3 (1996, 1999)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1997, 1998, 2000)|
|US Open||1R (1995)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (26 April 1999)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1999, 2009, 2011)|
|French Open||W (1999, 2001)|
|US Open||W (2002)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||SF – 4th (2004)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2006, 2009)|
|French Open||W (1997, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||W (2002, 2005)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2005)|
|Davis Cup||QF (1996)|
|Last updated on: 14 November 2016.|
Mahesh Bhupathi is considered one of the top doubles players of the 1990s and 2000s. In 1999, Bhupathi won three doubles titles with Leander Paes, including the French Open and Wimbledon. He and Paes became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams, the first time such a feat has been achieved in the open era and the first time since 1952. On 26 April of that year, they became the world no. 1 doubles team. Bhupathi also won the US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan.
In 2006, Bhupathi teamed with Martina Hingis in the Australian Open mixed doubles competition. Entering the tournament unseeded and as wildcards, the first-time pair defeated four seeded opponents along the way, while only dropping a single set throughout. Bhupathi and Hingis defeated the sixth-seeded team of Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva in straight sets, 6–3, 6–3, to capture the championship. It was the sixth mixed doubles Grand Slam for Bhupathi, and the first one for Hingis. By winning the Australian Open, Bhupathi completed a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles.
In 2007, Bhupathi and Radek Štěpánek reached the 2007 Australian Open men's doubles event's quarterfinals. Bhupathi teamed with Štěpánek at the 2007 French Open to make the doubles semifinals, defeating two-year defending champions Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi in the quarterfinals. The team lost to the eventual champions Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor. After Wimbledon, Bhupathi teamed with Pavel Vízner to win the 2007 Canada Masters, defeating the top-ranked doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan en route. After this victory, he won a tournament in New Haven with Nenad Zimonjić. At the 2007 US Open, he and Zimonjić paired in doubles. After the US Open, the team that beat Bhupathi and Štěpánek in the French Open semifinals, Knowles and Nestor, split up. Bhupathi became Knowles' partner, while Zimonjić became Nestor's, but back surgery meant he was out until the end of the year.
In 2009, Bhupathi and compatriot Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, beating Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram, 6–3, 6–1, in the final. The Indian pair thus made up for the disappointment of the previous year's final when they were beaten by Sun Tiantian and Nenad Zimonjić. With this win, Bhupathi's count in mixed doubles Grand Slam titles increased to seven.
Bhupathi broke up his partnership with Knowles and began playing once again with Max Mirnyi, with whom he played to win the 2002 US Open. In 2011, Bhupathi reunited with former playing partner Leander Paes for the 2011 Australian Open. The team reached the final, but lost 3–6, 4–6 to the Bryan brothers. On 7 June 2012, Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the French Open mixed doubles. On 4 November 2012, Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Masters cup. In spite of suffering a setback with their loss against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in the ATP Tour Finals opener, the Indian duo reached the final round of the ATP Tour Finals, but suffered a defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc López.
Mahesh Bhupathi is known for his big serve. According to Nadal, his strong backhand makes him the best for an Ad Court player. Roger Federer acclaims him as one of the best players of all time. He often discusses strategies between the serves with his partner during the match and also communicates using finger-at-the-back signals.
Bhupathi appeared with Paes in six season finales. In 2011, they appeared, for the first time since 2002, after securing qualification in mid-October.
Bhupathi played at the year-end championships with Paes from 1997 to 2000 and in 2002, 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.
Bhupathi also qualified with Max Mirnyi in 2003, 2004, and 2010, when they finished runners-up to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić.
He appeared at the finals with Mark Knowles in 2008 and 2009.
In 2012, he and Rohan Bopanna made it to the final, where they lost to Marcel Granollers and Marc López.
Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner-ups)
|Loss||1999||Australian Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Jonas Björkman
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6|
|Win||1999||French Open||Clay||Leander Paes|| Goran Ivanišević
|Win||1999||Wimbledon||Grass||Leander Paes|| Paul Haarhuis
|6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|Loss||1999||US Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Alex O'Brien
|Win||2001||French Open (2)||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Pála
|Win||2002||US Open||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jiří Novák
|6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||2003||Wimbledon||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 3–6|
|Loss||2009||Australian Open||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||2009||US Open||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||2011||Australian Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
Mixed doubles: 12 (8 titles, 4 runner-ups)
By winning the 2006 Australian Open title, Bhupathi completed the mixed doubles Career Grand Slam. He became the eighth male player in history to achieve this.
|Win||1997||French Open||Clay||Rika Hiraki|| Lisa Raymond
|Loss||1998||Wimbledon||Grass||Mirjana Lučić|| Serena Williams
|Win||1999||US Open||Hard||Ai Sugiyama|| Kimberly Po
|Win||2002||Wimbledon||Grass||Elena Likhovtseva|| Daniela Hantuchová
|6–2, 1–6, 6–1|
|Loss||2003||French Open||Clay||Elena Likhovtseva|| Lisa Raymond
|Win||2005||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Mary Pierce|| Tatiana Perebiynis
|Win||2005||US Open (2)||Hard||Daniela Hantuchová|| Katarina Srebotnik
|Win||2006||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Elena Likhovtseva
|Loss||2008||Australian Open||Hard||Sania Mirza|| Sun Tiantian
|Win||2009||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Sania Mirza|| Nathalie Dechy
|Loss||2011||Wimbledon||Grass||Elena Vesnina|| Iveta Benešová
|Win||2012||French Open (2)||Clay||Sania Mirza|| Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
ATP career finals
Doubles: 96 (52–44)
|Outcome||W–L||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Win||1–0||Apr 1997||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Oleg Ogorodov
|Win||2–0||May 1997||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Luxa
|Loss||2–1||Jul 1997||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Rick Leach|| Sébastien Lareau
|Win||3–1||Aug 1997||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|Win||4–1||Aug 1997||New Haven, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|6–4, 6–7, 6–2|
|Win||5–1||Oct 1997||Beijing, China||Hard (i)||Leander Paes|| Jim Courier
|Win||6–1||Oct 1997||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|Loss||6–2||Nov 1997||Hartford, United States||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|3–6, 4–6, 6–7|
|Win||7–2||Jan 1998||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Leander Paes|| Olivier Delaître
|6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Win||8–2||Feb 1998||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Leander Paes|| Donald Johnson
|Win||9–2||Apr 1998||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Olivier Delaître
|6–7, 6–3, 6–2|
|Win||10–2||May 1998||Rome, Italy||Clay||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|6–4, 4–6, 7–6|
|Win||11–2||Oct 1998||Shanghai, China||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Todd Woodbridge
|6–4, 6–7, 7–6|
|Loss||11–3||Oct 1998||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Todd Woodbridge
|Loss||11–4||Nov 1998||Stuttgart, Germany||Hard (i)||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Win||12–4||Nov 1998||Paris, France||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Jacco Eltingh
|Loss||12–5||Feb 1999||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Leander Paes|| Jonas Björkman
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6|
|Win||13–5||Apr 1999||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Wayne Black
|4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Win||14–5||Jun 1999||Paris, France||Clay||Leander Paes|| Goran Ivanišević
|Win||15–5||Jul 1999||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Leander Paes|| Paul Haarhuis
|6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6|
|Loss||15–6||Sep 1999||New York, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|Loss||15–7||Nov 1999||Hartford, United States||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|3–6, 2–6, 2–6|
|Win||16–7||May 2000||St. Poelten, Austria||Clay||Andrew Kratzmann|| Andrea Gaudenzi
|7–6, 6–7, 6–4|
|Loss||16–8||Jun 2000||Halle, Germany||Grass||David Prinosil|| Nicklas Kulti
|Win||17–8||Oct 2000||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Leander Paes|| Michael Hill
|6–4, 6–7, 6–3|
|Loss||17–9||Dec 2000||Bangalore, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Donald Johnson
|6–7, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||18–9||Apr 2001||Atlanta, United States||Clay||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|Win||19–9||May 2001||Houston, United States||Clay||Leander Paes|| Kevin Kim
|Win||20–9||Jun 2001||Paris, France||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Pála
|Win||21–9||Aug 2001||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Martin Damm
|Loss||21–10||Aug 2001||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Sébastien Lareau|| Mark Knowles
|6–7, 7–5, 4–6|
|Loss||21–11||Oct 2001||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Jeff Tarango|| Max Mirnyi
|Loss||21–12||Oct 2001||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|Loss||21–13||Nov 2001||Paris, France||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|6–3, 4–6, 3–6|
|Win||22–13||Jan 2002||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Tomáš Cibulec
|5–7, 6–2, 7–5|
|Win||23–13||May 2002||Majorca, Spain||Clay||Leander Paes|| Julian Knowle
|Win||24–13||May 2002||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Jan-Michael Gambill|| Jonas Björkman
|Loss||24–14||Jun 2002||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|Loss||24–15||Aug 2002||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| James Blake
|Loss||24–16||Aug 2002||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|6–7, 7–6, 4–6|
|Win||25–16||Aug 2002||Long Island, United States||Hard||Mike Bryan|| Petr Pála
|Win||26–16||Sep 2002||New York, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jiří Novák
|6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||26–17||Oct 2002||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|3–6, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||26–18||Jan 2003||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Joshua Eagle|| Paul Hanley
|Win||27–18||Apr 2003||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Win||28–18||Apr 2003||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Michaël Llodra
|6–4, 3–6, 7–6|
|Loss||28–19||May 2003||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|Loss||28–20||Jun 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|7–5, 4–6, 6–7|
|Loss||28–21||Jul 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|6–3, 3–6, 6–7, 3–6|
|Win||29–21||Aug 2003||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|Win||30–21||Oct 2003||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|Loss||30–22||Oct 2003||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Yves Allegro
|Win||31–22||Oct 2003||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Win||32–22||Jan 2004||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Fabrice Santoro|| Wayne Black
|4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Win||33–22||Mar 2004||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Fabrice Santoro|| Jonas Björkman
|6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||34–22||May 2004||Rome, Italy||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Arthurs
|2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Win||35–22||Jul 2004||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Jonas Björkman|| Simon Aspelin
|4–6, 7–6, 7–6|
|Win||36–22||Aug 2004||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Leander Paes|| Jonas Björkman
|Loss||36–23||Oct 2004||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Jonas Björkman|| Igor Andreev
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||36–24||Jan 2005||Chennai, India||Hard||Jonas Björkman|| Yen-Hsun Lu
|5–7, 6–4, 6–7|
|Win||37–24||Jan 2005||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Todd Woodbridge|| Arnaud Clément
|Win||38–24||Sep 2006||Beijing, China||Hard||Mario Ančić|| Michael Berrer
|Win||39–24||Oct 2006||Mumbai, India||Hard||Mario Ančić|| Rohan Bopanna
|6–4, 6–7, [10–8]|
|Loss||39–25||Mar 2007||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Radek Štěpánek|| Fabrice Santoro
|5–7, 7–6, [7–10]|
|Win||40–25||Aug 2007||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Pavel Vízner|| Paul Hanley
|Win||41–25||Aug 2007||New Haven, United States||Hard||Nenad Zimonjić|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Win||42–25||Mar 2008||Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Mark Knowles|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Win||43–25||Mar 2008||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Martin Damm
|Loss||43–26||Mar 2008||Miami, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||43–27||Apr 2008||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Mark Knowles|| Rafael Nadal
|Loss||43–28||Jun 2008||s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||Leander Paes|| Mario Ančić
|Loss||43–29||Aug 2008||New Haven, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Marcelo Melo
|Loss||43–30||Oct 2008||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Mark Knowles|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Win||44–30||Oct 2008||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Mark Knowles|| Christopher Kas
|Loss||44–31||Jan 2009||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||44–32||Apr 2009||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Mark Knowles|| Daniel Nestor
|Win||45–32||Aug 2009||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Max Mirnyi
|Loss||45–33||Sep 2009||New York, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||45–34||Apr 2010||Miami, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|Loss||45–35||Apr 2010||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Daniel Nestor
|3–6, 0–2, RET.|
|Loss||45–36||Aug 2010||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Bob Bryan
|Loss||45–37||Nov 2010||Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Andy Murray
|6–7(8–10), 7–5, [7–10]|
|Win||46–37||Nov 2010||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|Loss||46–38||Nov 2010||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Daniel Nestor
|Win||47–38||Jan 2011||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Robin Haase
|6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Loss||47–39||Jan 2011||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Win||48–39||Apr 2011||Miami, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Max Mirnyi
|6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]|
|Loss||48–40||Jun 2011||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]|
|Win||49–40||Aug 2011||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Michaël Llodra
|Win||50–40||Mar 2012||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|6–4, 3–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||50–41||Aug 2012||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Robert Lindstedt
|Loss||50–42||Oct 2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Leander Paes
|7–6(9–7), 3–6, [5–10]|
|Win||51–42||Nov 2012||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|Loss||51–43||Nov 2012||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Marcel Granollers
|5–7, 6–3, [3–10]|
|Win||52–43||Mar 2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Robert Lindstedt
|Loss||52–44||May 2013||Rome, Italy||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Bob Bryan
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Masters Cup||DNQ||F||RR||F||F||NH||RR||RR||RR||Did Not Qualify||RR||SF||F||SF||F||Did Not Qualify||24–23|
|Summer Olympics||NH||2R||Not Held||2R||Not Held||4th||Not Held||QF||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||8–6|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||QF||2R||2R||1R||W||F||2R||QF||1R||2R||2R||Not Masters Series||12–9|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||6 / 8||6 / 8||3 / 6||2 / 4||4 / 8||5 / 9||5 / 10||5 / 6||1 / 2||2 / 2||2 / 3||3 / 8||1 / 4||1 / 6||3 / 5||2 / 5||1 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||52 / 96|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||SF||2R||A||2R||SF||QF||1R||A||W||1R||F||W||A||QF||SF||QF||2R||1R||2 / 15|
|French Open||W||2R||QF||A||SF||QF||F||1R||QF||2R||1R||SF||1R||1R||2R||W||1R||A||A||2 / 16|
|Wimbledon||3R||F||2R||1R||SF||W||3R||QF||W||2R||2R||2R||3R||2R||F||2R||1R||A||1R||2 / 18|
|US Open||1R||QF||W||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||W||A||QF||2R||SF||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||A||2 / 16|
|SR||1 / 3||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||2 / 3||1 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 1||0 / 2||8 / 65|
Davis Cup and Asian Games
Bhupathi has played 55 matches for India in the Davis Cup (from 1995 to 2011), winning 35 and losing 20. Out of the 35 matches that he won, 27 of his victories came in doubles matches.
In 2006, Bhupathi won the doubles championship with Leander Paes at the Asian Games in Doha.
In 2001, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards. Bhupathi is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi in the United States. He is the founder of Globosport India private Limited which he started in 2002 as a sports and entertainment agency.
He married model Shvetha Jaishankar in 2002 but the couple got divorced in 2009 after seven years of marriage. He then married Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta in a civil ceremony on 16 February 2011 at Bandra, Mumbai. It was followed by a Christian ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa.
On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Saira was born on 20 January 2012. In 2010, the couple started a film production company, Big Daddy Productions.
In 2014, Mahesh Bhupathi launched an authentic Indian sports brand, ZEVEN. The company currently endorses Ravindra Jadeja, Rohan Bopanna, Shikhar Dhawan and Mary Kom, amongst others.
Partners in men's doubles
|1||Leander Paes||1994–2006 2008–2011|
|5||Peter Tramacchi||1995–1996, 1998–1999|
|6||Chris Haggard||1995–1996, 2006|
|20||Fazaluddin Syed||1998, 2000–2001|
|21||Mark Knowles||1998, 2000, 2008–2009, 2011|
|27||Mosé Navarra||1999, 2001|
|28||Tim Henman||1999, 2003, 2007|
|36||Nenad Zimonjić||2000, 2002, 2007, 2012|
|43||Jan-Michael Gambill||2002, 2004|
|45||Max Mirnyi||2002–2004, 2010|
|46||Todd Woodbridge||2002–2003, 2005|
|48||Jonas Björkman||2002, 2004–2005|
|50||Rohan Bopanna||2003, 2007–2013|
|52||Fabrice Santoro||2004, 2006–2007|
|53||Paul Hanley||2004, 2007|
|61||Julian Knowle||2006, 2013|
|80||Juan Sebastián Cabal||2015|
Partners in mixed doubles
|No.||Partner||Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|4||Mirjana Lučić||1998 1999|
|5||Ai Sugiyama||1999 2000 2001|
|8||Elena Likhovtseva||2001 2002 2003 2004|
|11||Paola Suárez||2003, 2007|
|12||Lisa Raymond||2004 2005|
|14||Daniela Hantuchová||2005 2007 2010 2013|
|15||Martina Hingis||2006 2013|
|17||Sania Mirza||2007 2008 2009 2011 2012|
|18||Zheng Jie||2008 2011|
|20||Liezel Huber||2009 2010|
|22||Elena Vesnina||2011 2014|
- These lists only consists of players who played with Mahesh Bhupathi in ATP(& ITF)-recognized tournaments which include the Olympics, Grand Slams, World Tour Finals, World Tour Masters, World Tour Series, Davis Cup Ties, and ATP Challengers. 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 Mahesh Bhupathi.
India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events
Partnership with Leander Paes
Bhupathi and Leander Paes partnered in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but lost the quarterfinals, to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who went on to win the gold medal.
Paes and Bhupathi decided to team up again at the Australian Open 2011, ending a nine-year separation on the ATP circuit. They reached the finals of the event, but lost to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan. Paes stated at the time that the best thing has been to have their friendship back.
Leander Paes wanted to play with Mahesh Bhupathi in the men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held July–August 2012. On 19 June 2012, the All India Tennis association relented to the demands of Bhupathi and Bopanna of not playing along Paes. Two teams were sent for the London Olympics- 2012, with Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna as one team and the other team consisting of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan. Bhupathi also accused AITA of using Sania Mirza as bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics. When AITA relented to the wishes of Bhupathi and Bopanna and permitted them to play together, they lost in the second round to the unseeded French pairing of Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau.
Davis Cup Record
The duo of Bhupathi and Paes has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
|1||1995||Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanišević||W|
|2||1996||Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis||L|
|3||1996||Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti||L|
|4||1997||Martin Damm / Petr Korda||W|
|5||1997||Nicolás Massú / Marcelo Ríos||W|
|6||1998||Neil Broad / Tim Henman||W|
|7||1999||Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik Lee||W|
|8||1999||Shan Jiang / Zhu Benqiang||W|
|9||2001||Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu Yang||W|
|10||2001||Thomas Shimada / Takao Suzuki||W|
|11||2001||Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer||W|
|12||2002||Patrick Chucri / Ali Hamadeh||W|
|13||2002||James Shortall / Daniel Willman||W|
|14||2003||Jun Kato / Thomas Shimada||W|
|15||2003||Alistair Hunt / Mark Nielsen||W|
|16||2004||Mark Nielsen / Matthew Prentice||W|
|17||2004||Thomas Shimada / Takahiro Terachi||W|
|18||2005||Wang Yu / Zhu Benqiang||W|
|19||2005||Murad Inoyatov / Denis Istomin||W|
|20||2005||Simon Aspelin / Jonas Björkman||W|
|21||2006||Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee Kwon||W|
|22||2006||Jalil Khan / Asim Shafik||W|
|23||2008||Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao Suzuki||W|
|24||2008||Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecău||W|
|25||2009||Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan Yi||W|
|26||2010||Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor Kunitsyn||W|
|27||2010||Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares||W|
Sports management and sports-based e-commerce
Bhupathi has also been involved in developing tennis facilities in India and, along with his company Globosport, has played a key rôle in developing and managing the careers of many Indian athletes, including Sania Mirza.
International Premier Tennis League
Mahesh Bhupathi announced the founding of the International Premier Tennis League on 25 May 2013, in Paris. The initial plan was to start the league with six charter franchises in Asia with the inaugural season commencing in November 2014. Bhupathi said the league would be modeled after the Indian Premier League, a cricket league in India. Justin Gimelstob said that the league would be star-driven as World Team Tennis was in the 1970s.
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