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Happy Birthday Leander Paes: Adorable pictures with Kim Sharma
Sports

Happy Birthday Leander Paes: Adorable pictures with Kim Sharma

Leander Paes started playing tennis at a very early age and in 1985, he joined a tennis academy in Chennai. He also won the 1990 Wimbledon junior title, while also being briefly ranked the number one junior player in the world. Paes turned professional in 1991.

Kapil Dev feels better infrastructure will allow India to win more Olympic medals in hockey
Sports

Kapil Dev feels better infrastructure will allow India to win more Olympic medals in hockey

Former India long-jumper Anju Bobby George, ex-hockey captain Zafar Iqbal and 18-time Grand Slam champion Leander Paes also spoke of various ways of promoting sports scientifically

Leander Paes committed acts of domestic violence against actor Rhea Pillai, says court
India

Leander Paes committed acts of domestic violence against actor Rhea Pillai, says court

The Mumbai metropolitan magistrate court also directed the tennis star to pay a monthly rent of Rs 50,000, apart from monthly maintenance of Rs 1 lakh to Pillai if the latter chooses to leave their shared residence

TMC stands for 'Temple, Mosque, Church', says Mamata as Leander Paes, Nafisa Ali join party ahead of Goa polls
Politics

TMC stands for 'Temple, Mosque, Church', says Mamata as Leander Paes, Nafisa Ali join party ahead of Goa polls

West Bengal chief minister, who is on a three-day tour of Goa, arrived in the coastal state on Thursday evening

Break Point review: Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi bare all on split in docu-series
Entertainment

Break Point review: Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi bare all on split in docu-series

In Zee5's latest seven-part docu-series titled 'Break Point', Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi go into detail over their partnership and where the cracks started to appear.

Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes were on a break; a ZEE5 docuseries brings them back together
Entertainment

Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes were on a break; a ZEE5 docuseries brings them back together

"It's not a puff piece but a 'tell all,'" insist Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, co-directors of Break Point, the docuseries featuring Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes' partnership and split on the tennis court.

'We created a brotherhood': Leander Paes on his successful partnership with Mahesh Bhupathi
Sports

'We created a brotherhood': Leander Paes on his successful partnership with Mahesh Bhupathi

Paes and Bhupathi played together from 1994 to 2006 and reunited for their second stint from 2008 to 2011.

Break Point trailer charts Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes' partnership, rivalry
Entertainment

Break Point trailer charts Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes' partnership, rivalry

The seven-part series, co-directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, will release on 1 October on ZEE5.

ZEE5 unveils first look of Break Point, series based on Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi
Entertainment

ZEE5 unveils first look of Break Point, series based on Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi

Helmed by filmmaker couple Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Break Point traces the on and off-court partnership between the Indian tennis legends.

Wimbledon 2021: Indian-origin Samir Banerjee lifts boys singles title with win over Victor Lilov
Sports

Wimbledon 2021: Indian-origin Samir Banerjee lifts boys singles title with win over Victor Lilov

Playing only his second junior Grand Slam, 17-year-old Samir Banerjee won 7-5, 6-3 in the final that lasted one hour 22 minutes. Banerjee's parents had moved to America in 1980s.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan set to miss cut for men's doubles event at Games
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan set to miss cut for men's doubles event at Games

It was expected that with a low combined ranking of 113, Bopanna (38) and left-handed Sharan's (75) entry would depend only on large scale withdrawals.

Leander Paes says he has started training with French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics in mind
Sports

Leander Paes says he has started training with French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics in mind

Paes said he took a complete break from tennis during the COVID-19 pandemic and has begun training since the last three weeks.

Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book
Sports

Anindya Dutta interview: Author on tracing Indian tennis' rich history, forgotten legacy of women's game and more in book

A banker by profession, Anindya Dutta's latest book, called Advantage India: The Story of Indian Tennis, is a deep dive on pre-Independence tennis, the early players, the Krishnans, Amritrajs, doubles and women's tennis.

Indian tennis legend and former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali passes away
Sports

Indian tennis legend and former Davis Cup coach Akhtar Ali passes away

Akhtar, the father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.

Leander Paes eyeing French Open comeback in record eighth straight Olympics bid
Sports

Leander Paes eyeing French Open comeback in record eighth straight Olympics bid

Paes, 47, said he skipped the Australian Open as he is apprehensive of playing in a bio-bubble but is looking ahead to the French Open.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Leander Paes eyeing 'unbreakable' record eighth straight Summer Games
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Leander Paes eyeing 'unbreakable' record eighth straight Summer Games

Paes would turn 48 by the time Tokyo Olympics, slated to begin on 23 July, happens but he said age is just a number and he has the big motivation to ensure that India's name stays forever in the record books.

Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar
Sports

Dhyan Chand left behind legacy for all Indian athletes, says son and World Cup-winner Ashok Kumar

The National Sports Day is celebrated on 29 August on the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, widely considered the greatest field hockey player of all time.

Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra
Sports

Tokyo Olympics: Confident of sending record contingent of 125 athletes to Games, says IOA president Narinder Batra

India sent a 117-member contingent at the 2016 Rio Games and 83 competitors to London in 2012.

Indian tennis star Leander Paes says eighth-successive Olympics appearance will be difficult to pull off
Sports

Indian tennis star Leander Paes says eighth-successive Olympics appearance will be difficult to pull off

Paes, who turned 47 on Wednesday, had announced that 2020 would be his last season and the Tokyo Olympics was expected to be his swansong event but the COVID-19 pandemic upset his plans.

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes won't wait for eighth appearance if Games are cancelled
Sports

Tokyo Olympics 2020: Tennis ace Leander Paes won't wait for eighth appearance if Games are cancelled

Paes is the only Indian to appear in seven Olympics, starting from Barcelona Games in 1992 and Rio Olympics in 2016. The year 2020 is his last year in professional tennis.