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 Australian Open: Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach pre-quarters after surprise win

Australian Open: Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach pre-quarters after surprise win

Indian tennis stars Leander Paes and Purav Raja were at the net on Saturday to create the first upset in the men's doubles at the Australian Open, overcoming fifth seeded Jamie Murray (Britain) and Bruno Soares (Brazil) 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 7-6 (8-6). 

Jan 20, 2018, 14:25 PM IST
Australian Open: All Indians off to a winning start in doubles

Australian Open: All Indians off to a winning start in doubles

Veteran Leander Paes and Purav Raja outplayed their opponents to progress to the men's doubles second round at the Australian Open and were joined by Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan with their respective partners.

Jan 18, 2018, 18:21 PM IST
Achieved everything, tough to set new goals, says Leander Paes

Achieved everything, tough to set new goals, says Leander Paes

At 44, with 18 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic medal in his cupboard, Leander Paes is finding it "tough to set new goals" but still spent his off-season getting stronger to remain relevant in modern-day tennis, which is being dominated by brute power.

Jan 09, 2018, 17:48 PM IST
Tata Open Maharashtra: Purav Raja blames inconsistency after doubles loss to Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Neduncheziyan

Tata Open Maharashtra: Purav Raja blames inconsistency after doubles loss to Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Neduncheziyan

Raja was also candid in saying that he lacked consistency in his service on big points on Tuesday but was quick to point out that it was not one of his worst serving days.

Jan 03, 2018, 18:10 PM IST

2017 in review: Top five controversies that rocked Indian sports

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Dec 28, 2017, 23:47 PM IST
2017 a failure for Indian tennis, even though youngsters bring a few proud moments

2017 a failure for Indian tennis, even though youngsters bring a few proud moments

Indian tennis moved at its usual pace as there was neither great success nor depths of despair. It just hung in the middle, thanks to the unswerving spirit of the youngsters.

Dec 24, 2017, 20:22 PM IST
Concerned about Indian tennis, says Vijay Amritraj

Concerned about Indian tennis, says Vijay Amritraj

In the Davis Cup, India have not able to go past the playoffs in last four years, losing to Serbia, the Czech Republic, Spain and Canada in last four years. These were today highlighted by Amritraj, an Indian member of the Davis Cup team who made the finals in 1974 and 1987.

Dec 16, 2017, 22:49 PM IST
Leander Paes, Purav Raja lift Knoxville Challenger title

Leander Paes, Purav Raja lift Knoxville Challenger title

The top-seeded pair fought hard in two consecutive tie-breakers to defeat the American-Australian duo of James Cerretani and John Patrick Smith 7-6 (7-4), 7-6 in men's doubles final.

Nov 13, 2017, 11:08 AM IST
Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach doubles quarters in Knoxville, Divij Sharan out

Leander Paes-Purav Raja reach doubles quarters in Knoxville, Divij Sharan out

Top-seeded Indian team of Leander Paes and Purav Raja moved into the quarterfinals of the Knoxville Challenger but in-form Divij Sharan was ousted from the Bratislava event with his partner.

Nov 09, 2017, 12:36 PM IST
Divij Sharan breaks into top-50, Sania Mirza drops out of top-10

Divij Sharan breaks into top-50, Sania Mirza drops out of top-10

Purav Raja (62), Leander Paes (70) and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan (97) are the other top-100 Indian players.

Nov 06, 2017, 18:44 PM IST
Leander Paes dropped from ministry's list for monthly allowance

Leander Paes dropped from ministry's list for monthly allowance

According to reliable Sports Ministry sources, among the players who have been chosen for Rs 50,000 allowance per month are leading men's singles players Yuki Bhambri and Ramkumar Ramanathan, country's top doubles player Rohan Bopanna and youngster Sumit Nagal.

Sep 15, 2017, 19:53 PM IST
Leander Paes not surprsied with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer's re-emergence

Leander Paes not surprsied with Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer's re-emergence

Nadal beat Kevin Anderson in the US Open final to finish world no. 1 in the calendar year in which he had also won the French Open and made the Australian Open final before losing to Federer. The Swiss legend also bagged his eighth Wimbledon title, his first since 2012.

Sep 14, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter US Open 2017 quarter-finals

Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna enter US Open 2017 quarter-finals

Paes and Raja went down 4-6, 6-7(7) on Court 10 of Flushing Meadows in an hour and 27 minutes.

Sep 04, 2017, 12:01 PM IST
Leander Paes-Purav Raja win US Open opener; Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza lose respective matches

Leander Paes-Purav Raja win US Open opener; Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza lose respective matches

On Day 5 of the US Open on Friday, four Indian players played in the men’s doubles. There was also one representation in the mixed doubles section.

Sep 02, 2017, 14:34 PM IST
Leander Paes pairs up with Purav Raja for Winston-Salem, US Open

Leander Paes pairs up with Purav Raja for Winston-Salem, US Open

Paes, ranked 59, has paired with Raja and Sharan with Germany's Andre Begemann, who is placed 66.

Aug 20, 2017, 19:09 PM IST
Leander Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Open doubles

Leander Paes crashes out of Cincinnati Open doubles

The Indo-German pair fought hard before losing 6-2 6(2)-7 6-10 to their Spanish rivals in a closely-fought contest, which lasted an hour and 21 minutes.

Aug 16, 2017, 13:35 PM IST
Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni back; Leander Paes left out of Indian Davis Cup squad

Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni back; Leander Paes left out of Indian Davis Cup squad

Apart from Bhambri and Myneni, Ramkumar Ramanathan and Rohan Bopanna made the squad, captained by Mahesh Bhupathi.

Aug 14, 2017, 12:25 PM IST
Leander Paes set to be left out of Davis Cup squad for Canada tie

Leander Paes set to be left out of Davis Cup squad for Canada tie

India will take on Canada in September and the squad for the tie will be announced on Monday. 

Aug 13, 2017, 18:57 PM IST
Today in history: Remembering Leander Paes' historic 1996 Atlanta Olympics bronze medal

Today in history: Remembering Leander Paes' historic 1996 Atlanta Olympics bronze medal

India had failed to bag a medal in the previous three editions of the quadrennial games. The last individual medal for India had been achieved 11 Olympic games prior, back in 1952. 

Aug 03, 2017, 20:17 PM IST
Amritraj brothers disappointed with Chennai Open shift to Pune

Amritraj brothers disappointed with Chennai Open shift to Pune

The former Davis Cuppers, who hailed from Chennai, had worked hard to bring the tournament here in 1997 as the Gold Flake Open ATP tournament, generating great fan following.

Jul 21, 2017, 19:29 PM IST