Leander Paes on Monday dedicated his Australian Open mixed doubled trophy to all the Indians. The 41-year-old also said it was an honor to represent the people of the country at the global stage. The tennis veteran took to social micro-blogging site Twitter to share his sentiments.
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, two legends of the game, were all praise for each other after wining their first Grand Slam together as Indian ace called it a "treat to win title" with the 'Swiss Miss'.
Tennis veterans Leander Paes and Martina Hingis added one more Grand Slam to their glorifying kitty after winning the mixed doubles title of the Australian Open in Melbourne on Sunday. The duo beat the pair of Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3 in straight sets.
Leander Paes kept himself in line for his 15th Grand Slam title by reaching the Australian Open mixed doubles final of Tennis with Martina Hingis as they defeated Su-Wei Hsieh and Pablo Cuevas in straight sets, here on Friday.
Leander Paes and Martina Hingis entered the mixed doubles second round, while the Indo-Czech combination of Rohan Bopanna and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova faltered in the first round of the Australian Open here Sunday.
India's Leander Paes and South Africa's Raven Klaasen entered the second round of the Australian Open doubles tennis tournament beating American pair of Scott Lipsky and Rajeev Ram 6-4, 7-6 (6) here on Wednesday.
India's doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Daniel Nestor were on Sunday seeded seventh in the men's doubles event of the Australian Open, where they will begin their campaign against Marcos Baghdatis and Marinko Matosevic.
The likes of Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri might be doing well in the circuit but that's not enough and Indian tennis needs some top class singles players to take the interest to a higher level, Britain's former No 1 Tim Henman said on Sunday.