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Leander Paes
  • 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/
29 Doubles Ranking
India

India

As of 15.12.2014
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Ranking Week Change W-L Titles Prize Money
2015

Current

-
- 0-0 0 $0
Career

High

73

24.08.1998

99-98 1 $7,919,383

Singles & Doubles combined

2015

Current

29
- 26-16 1 $236,570
Career

High

1

21.06.1999

686-362 54 $7,919,383

Singles & Doubles combined

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).

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