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- Pronounced: Lee-AND-ur PAYS
- Age: 41 (17.06.1973)
- Birthplace: Calcutta, India
- Residence: Mumbai, India
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 171 lbs (78 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1991
- Website: http://www.brandleander.com/
As of 19.01.2015
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Won 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the world at one time before finishing No. 2...Father, Vece, was a member of the bronze medal Indian field hockey team in the 1972 Munich Olympics, and mother, Jennifer, was a captain of the basketball team...Won singles bronze in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games...Carried Indian flag during opening ceremonies of 2000 Sydney Olympics...Has made the most number of appearances at the Olympics by an Asian athlete...In 2001, he and Bhupathi received India’s fourth highest honour, the Padma Shri, which goes to Indian citizens in recognition of their distinguished service to nation (equivalent of American Medal of Honor or British Knighthood)...On 26 April 2014, Indian President Pranab Mukherjee presented him with The Padma Bhushan Award, presented to personalities from different professional backgrounds for their contributions to the nation, at The Presidential Palace in New Delhi...Captured gold medal in doubles at Asian Games (w/Bhupathi) in December 2006...Daughter, Aiyana (born Apr. 3, 2006).
2014 -- With Radek Stepanek, the 2012 champions fell in the Australian Open QFs (l. to Llodra-Mahut)…With Stepanek fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Indian Wells QFs, losing to Federer-Wawrinka 10-4 in Match TB…Fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 1R (l. to Butorac-Klaasen)…Reached his 90th final at Washington, D.C. (w/Groth), losing to Rojer-Tecau…With Stepanek, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Toronto 2R (l. to Gasquet-Tsonga)...Fell in US Open 3R (w/Stepanek), losing to Granollers/Lopez in three sets…With Bopanna, in India’s bid to qualify for 2015 Davis Cup World Group, beat Serbia’s Bozoljac/Zimonjic 86 in fifth set of doubles rubber; Serbia triumphed 3-2 in Bangalore…On 28 September, with his 98th doubles partner Matkowski, won his 54th tour-level trophy at Kuala Lumpur (d. J. Murray-Peers 10-5 in Match TB)...
2013 -- The Indian doubles specialist won 2 titles, at Winston-Salem (w/Nestor) & 8th career Grand Slam crown, 2nd (w/Stepanek) at US Open. At age 40, became oldest doubles champion in Open Era…Qualified for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and 1-2 in RR…Finished No. 7 in ATP team rankings, No.10 individually, his 6th straight Top 10 finish. His 53 titles are 4th among active players (M. Bryan 95, B. Bryan 93, Nestor 81)…
2012 -- The Indian doubles specialist teamed with Stepanek to win 3 titles, including Australian Open (7th Grand Slam crown) and ATP Masters 1000s in Miami and Shanghai. Also finalists at US Open and Tokyo. Began season with title on home soil in Chennai (w/Tipsarevic)...Finished No. 3 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings (w/Stepanek) and No. 3 individually. His 51 career doubles titles are 4th-most among active players (M. Bryan 84, B. Bryan 82, Nestor 80)...
2011 -- The veteran Indian reunited with Bhupathi full-time for 1st time in 10 years, capturing 3 titles in 5 finals…They played sparingly together since 2001, teaming up mostly for Davis Cup and Olympics...In 1st month of season, won title on home soil in Chennai (d. Haase-Martin) for 1st title together since Toronto in 2004 and followed with runner-up at Australian Open (l. to Bryans) in 1st Grand Slam final since winning title at Roland Garros in ’01...In Grand Slam play, compiled a 10-4 mark and finished with QF at US Open (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)...
2010 -- The veteran Indian won a title for 14th straight season and qualified w/ Dlouhy for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for third consecutive year (0-3 in round robin)…Won Miami* and reached four other finals, including Roland Garros…Runner-up in Brisbane (l. to Chardy-Gicquel), Dubai (l. to Aspelin-Hanley) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Lindstedt-Tecau)…Won title in Shanghai* (w/Melzer) in first-time pairing.
2009 -- The Indian teamed with Dlouhy to win two Grand Slam titles…In 16 tournaments, they advanced to SF or better five times, highlighted by titles at Roland Garros and US Open…Finalists in Rotterdam and SF at Australian Open and Monte Carlo*…Finished No. 4 in ATP Team Rankings and No. 8 individually.
2008 -- The veteran Indian improved his ATP Doubles Ranking to year-end No. 10 and captured his 40th ATP doubles title. Played first nine events with Australian Paul Hanley. Joined forces with Czech Lukas Dlouhy at Roland Garros. Reached finals in Halle and 's-Hertogenbosch. Made SF at Wimbledon and AMS Toronto. Reached ninth career Slam final at US Open (4-5). Clinched 40th title in Bangkok. Reached final in Tokyo. Finished No. 8 in ATP Doubles Race (25-13 together) and qualified for Tennis Masters Cup (0-3 in round robin play).
2007 -- Finished at No. 6 in ATP Doubles Race with two titles -- Rotterdam, AMS Indian Wells (w/Damm). Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and reached SF for second straight year.
2006 -- Won fourth Grand Slam crown at US Open (w/Damm) along with title at 's-Hertogenbosch.Also reached Australian Open final (l. to Bryans) and finished No. 6 in Doubles Race.
2005 -- Won two titles in five finals and finished No. 6 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Zimonjic). Runner-up at Tennis Masters Cup.
2004 -- Won four titles and reached two finals. Advanced to SF at Athens Olympics (w/Bhupathi).
2003 -- Won three titles in five finals. Finished No. 7 in ATP Doubles Race with two titles (w/Rikl). Missed final four months with a non-malignant brain lesion.
2002 -- Won two titles (w/Bhupathi).
2001 -- Won four titles, including Roland Garros, to finish No. 4 (w/Bhupathi). Posted a 5-1 singles record in Davis Cup, 3-0 in doubles.
2000 -- Won two titles and was runner-up at ATP World Doubles Chp. in Bangalore (w/Bhupathi). Tore tendon in right wrist at Roland Garros and missed three months.
1999 -- Won three titles, including Roland Garros and Wimbledon (w/Bhupathi). First team to reach finals of all four Slams in same year since 1952. Finished as No. 1 ranked team and No. 1 individually.
1998 -- First Indian to finish in singles Top 100 and win a title since Krishan in 1990. Won Newport singles title (d. Godwin) and six doubles titles (w/Bhupathi).
1997 -- Won six titles (w/Bhupathi). Earned a career-high $888,240.
1996 -- Won singles bronze medal in Atlanta Olympics (d. Meligeni), first medal for India since 1980 and first individual medal since 1952.
Started his 25th season on the ATP World Tour by partnering Klaasen to Chennai final (l. to Lu-Marray); he is a six-time champion at the tournament...On 17 January, won his 55th tour-level title in his 93rd final at Auckland (w/Klaasen)…They recorded three Match TBs victories en route to final…He has now won one trophy every season since 1997…
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