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Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted  in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Australian Open: Yuki Bhambri falls at final hurdle, ousted in last qualifying round by Ernesto Escobedo

Other Indian in fray, Saketh Myneni had lost his first round in the Qualifiers after encountering a foot problem.

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Auckland Classic: Leander Paes, Andre Sa knock out top seeds Treat Huey, Max Mirnyi to enter quarter-finals

Paes and his Brazilian teammate knocked out the top seeds 7-6(3) 6-3 to make it to the quarterfinals of the USD 508,360 hard court event.

Leander Paes rules out retirement, says his comments were misread

Leander Paes rules out retirement, says his comments were misread

Paes and Brazilian Andre Sa began the 2017 season with a defeat against Indian team of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the opening round on Wednesday night.

'No issues' with Hesh but Leander drops retirement hints

'No issues' with Hesh but Leander drops retirement hints

Asked if he will think of retiring if he gets to record 43rd Davis Cup win, Paes replied:"You will see."

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Olympic aspirations fail but Indian Tennis stars scale new heights in 2016

Sania came close to a historic Olympic medal in company of Rohan Bopanna  but the Indian combination snatched defeat from a winning position in Rio.

Rohan Bopanna dropped from India's Davis Cup squad, Saketh Myneni to partner Leander Paes

Rohan Bopanna dropped from India's Davis Cup squad, Saketh Myneni to partner Leander Paes

Earlier, Indian tennis legend Mahesh Bhupathi was named the new non-playing captain of the Davis Cup team.

Leander Paes leads India' charge at ATP Chennai Open

Leander Paes leads India' charge at ATP Chennai Open

Paes, seven-time Olympian and 18 Grand Slams winner will be India's biggest attraction in doubles and he has been seeded third with Brazilian partner Andre Sa.

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Controversies that rocked sports in 2016: From Russia's doping scandal to Shobhaa De's shameful tweet

Before we say bye-bye to 2016, here's a look at the controversies which have rocked the sporting world this year.

Russia Doping: Trapped in its own design

HC admits Rhea Pillai's plea against lower court order on relations with Leander Paes

HC admits Rhea Pillai's plea against lower court order on relations with Leander Paes

The Bombay High Court has admitted the plea of Rhea Pillai seeking review of a sessions court order which had ruled that her live-in relationship with noted tennis player Leander Paes was not that of his wife.

Was never a case of right or wrong between me and Mahesh Bhupathi: Leander Paes

Was never a case of right or wrong between me and Mahesh Bhupathi: Leander Paes

Paes and Bhupati have together won three Grand Slam titles, while Paes has also won an Olympic Bronze medal at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

Leander Paes training hard for 2017 season, chasing a couple of more World Records

Leander Paes training hard for 2017 season, chasing a couple of more World Records

Paes became the oldest player to win a Grand Slam title at 40 when he clinched the US Open doubles title with Radek Stepanek in 2013.

Leander Paes looking for new partner to win more Grand Slams in 2017

Leander Paes looking for new partner to win more Grand Slams in 2017

The 43-year-old veteran completed a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles when he won the French open with Swiss great Martina Hingis, early this year and.

Leander Paes enhances doubles field, Saketh Myneni to lead singles challenge

Leander Paes enhances doubles field, Saketh Myneni to lead singles challenge

Myneni will be a contender in the both singles and doubles as he partners Sanam Singh.

China Open: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna crashes out in first round

China Open: Leander Paes, Rohan Bopanna crashes out in first round

In a contest, which lasted around one hour 30 minutes, the Indo-Canadian pair of Bopanna-Nestor started off the proceedings on a positive note.

Leander Paes and Andre Begemann lose in final of St Petersburg Open

Leander Paes and Andre Begemann lose in final of St Petersburg Open

Paes and Begemann won the opening set rather comfortably before running out of steam to go down in the next two sets.

Leander Paes one win way from ending men's doubles title drought

Leander Paes one win way from ending men's doubles title drought

Paes had last won an ATP men's doubles title, along with South Africa's Raven Klaasen, in the 2015 New Zealand Open.

India seeded second for the 2017 Davis Cup season

India seeded second for the 2017 Davis Cup season

The draw for the season 2017 will be made in London on Wednesday.

Leander Paes: My competitors are highly jealous, they want to knock me down instead of working hard

Leander Paes: My competitors are highly jealous, they want to knock me down instead of working hard

Paes, who is India's most successful tennis player with 18 Grand Slam titles and an Olympic bronze medal, is routinely asked why is he still continuing playing tennis at the age of 43.

Will India ever have a singles Grand Slam champion? Here's what Rafael Nadal thinks...

Will India ever have a singles Grand Slam champion? Here's what Rafael Nadal thinks...

Talking about his stay in India, Rafa said that the crowd was very passionate and he enjoys visiting the country.

After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

After Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna lashes out at Leander Paes for 'slanging fellow players'

In June earlier this year, Bopanna had written a letter to AITA asking the federation to pair him with Saketh Myneni (World No. 125) and not Leander Paes (World No. 46) for Rio Olympics 2016.