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
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.
"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.
Paes and Bhupathi played together from 1994 to 2006 and reunited for their second stint from 2008 to 2011.
The seven-part series, co-directed by Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari and Nitesh Tiwari, will release on 1 October on ZEE5.
Helmed by filmmaker couple Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari, Break Point traces the on and off-court partnership between the Indian tennis legends.
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.
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.
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
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.
Akhtar, the father of India's current Davis Cup coach Zeeshan Ali, was 83 and breathed his last in Kolkata.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
Leander Paes is just three short of completing a century of Grand Slam appearances but is now unsure whether uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic will allow him to complete the coveted milestone or for that matter compete at the next year's Tokyo Olympics.
Tennis great Leander Paes stresses on importance of learning new skills during coronavirus-enforced lockdown
Speaking at an Education Webinar for coaches, jointly organised by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI), Paes touched upon various topics including his junior days, the transition to men's circuit, the role mental fitness plays in tennis, dealing with pressure, nutritional knowledge and coaching tips
Indian tennis legends Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi roll back years with #FryingPanChallenge on Twitter
Ever wondered what it would be like to play tennis with a frying pan? Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi recently took up the 'Frying Pan' challenge, where the two were seen playing with the cooking utensil instead of a racket.