Leander Paes is the only prominent player in a depleted Davis Cup squad announced Friday by the All India Tennis Association for the match against South Korea following an impasse with other players over their demands.
The AITA selected little-known VM Ranjith, Vijayant Malik and Purav Raja as the other members of the squad for the best-of-five series from Feb. 1-3.
The group of...
Indian tennis has turned into a soap opera in the weeks leading up to the London Olympics, with insults and accusations of treachery flying and some players openly seething at their doubles partners.
The conflict centers on Leander Paes, India's most recognizable face in tennis to the outside world, but an athlete who has apparently burned bridges with nearly every one of his...
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July 13, 2012
Leading doubles player Leander Paes threatened to quit India's Olympic team if he's paired with a lower-ranked player and Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna play together in London.
Paes wrote to the All India Tennis Association on Wednesday while the national body tried to work out a compromise after Bhupathi and Bopanna refused to partner Paes at the Olympics, according...
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June 15, 2012
Leander Paes spoke to Lucia Hoffman for Tennis Panorama at Sony Ericsson Open. Paes spoke about his new partner Radek Stepanek, tennis in India, the Olympics and friend and ex-mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova.