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Leander Paes
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Paes in 2016
Country (sports)India India
ResidenceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 49)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro1991
Retired2021
PlaysRight-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money$8,587,586
Singles
Career record101–99 (50.5%)
Career titles1
Highest rankingNo. 73 (24 August 1998)
Grand Slam singles results
Australian Open2R (1997, 2000)
French Open2R (1997)
Wimbledon2R (2001)
US Open3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games
Bronze medal olympic.svg
(1996)
Doubles
Career record770–457 (62.8%)
Career titles54
Highest rankingNo. 1 (21 June 1999)
Current rankingNo. 139 (1 March 2021)
Grand Slam doubles results
Australian OpenW (2012)
French OpenW (1999, 2001, 2009)
WimbledonW (1999)
US OpenW (2006, 2009, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour FinalsF (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005)
Olympic GamesSF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career titles10
Grand Slam mixed doubles results
Australian OpenW (2003, 2010, 2015)
French OpenW (2016)
WimbledonW (1999, 2003, 2010, 2015)
US OpenW (2008, 2015)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic GamesQF (2012)
Team competitions
Political partyAll India Trinamool Congress (2021—present)[1]
PartnerKim Sharma[2]
Medal record
Representing  India
Men's tennis
Olympic Games
Olympic rings.svg
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Atlanta Singles
Commonwealth Games
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Delhi Men's doubles
Asian Games
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 1994 Hiroshima Men's team
Gold medal – first place 2002 Busan Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Men's doubles
Gold medal – first place 2006 Doha Mixed doubles
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Hiroshima Men's singles
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Busan Mixed doubles
Last updated on: 1 March 2021
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Signature of Leander Paes.

Leander Adrian Paes OLY[3] (/ps/ PAYSS; born 17 June 1973) is a retired professional tennis player from India. He is regarded as one of the greatest doubles tennis players ever. He holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup.[4] Paes won eight men's doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. He holds a career Grand Slam in men's doubles and mixed doubles, and achieved the rare men's/mixed double at the 1999 Wimbledon Championships. His mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.[5]

Paes received the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001; and India's third-highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan prize in January 2014, for his outstanding contributions tennis.[6] He won a bronze medal for India in men's singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. He competed in consecutive Olympics from 1992 to 2016,[7] making him the first Indian and the only tennis player to compete in seven Olympic Games.

He is a former Davis Cup team captain, and holds the record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 43 victories.[8] He played in World Team Tennis for the Washington Kastles. He was on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and 2011.[9] He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.[10] Paes announced his retirement from professional tennis in 2020,[11] before postponing his final season to 2021 following the rescheduling of the Tokyo Olympics.[12]

Early life

Paes was born in Calcutta, India, on 17 June 1973 to Vece Paes, a Goan, and, Jennifer Paes, from Calcutta. He studied at La Martiniere Calcutta, Madras Christian College Higher Secondary School[13] and at St. Xavier's College. His parents were both athletes. Vece was a midfield squad member in the bronze medal-winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics although he did not personally receive a medal as he did not take to the field in any of India's matches.[14] His mother captained the Indian basketball team in the 1980 Asian basketball championship. Paes is a direct descendant of Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta through his mother.[citation needed]

Paes enrolled with the Britannia Amritraj Tennis Academy in Madras (Chennai)[15] in 1985, where he was coached by Dave O'Meara.[16] Paes earned international fame when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and reached No. 1 in the junior world rankings at age 17.

In 2010, he joined the Board of Directors of Olympic Gold Quest,[17] a foundation co-founded by Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone to support talented Indian athletes.[18]

Career

Early career (1991–1997)

Paes first won titles at the Junior US Open and the Junior Wimbledon. He turned professional in 1991.[19] He becamed number 1 in the world junior rankings.[20] In 1992, he reached the quarter finals of the doubles event in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics with Ramesh Krishnan.[21]

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics he beat Fernando Meligeni to win the bronze medal, the first Indian to win an individual medal since KD Jadhav won bronze at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics.[22] Paes cited the match as one of his greatest performances, in part because his wrist was severely injured.[23] He was awarded the highest sporting honor by the government of India, the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 1996.[24]

His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered with Sébastien Lareau to reach the US Open doubles semifinal. After a moderate season in 1994, he reached the quarter-finals of the 1995 Australian Open doubles with Kevin Ullyett. From 1996, he partnered with fellow Indian Mahesh Bhupathi. Their first year was not successful, especially in the Grand Slams, reaching the round of 32 only at Wimbledon. 1997 proved to be a much better year for the team, reaching the US Open semifinals. Paes climbed the doubles ranking from no. 89 at the beginning of the year to no. 14 at year-end.[25] That year he made his best singles performance in a Grand Slam, losing in the third round of the 1997 US Open to Cédric Pioline after beating Carlos Costa and Arnaud Boetsch.[citation needed]

Rise in doubles (1998–2002)

Paes/Bhupathi grew stronger in 1998,and reached the semifinals of three Grand Slams, the Australian Open, the French Open and the US Open. Paes had two of his biggest singles results. The first one came by winning his only ATP singles title at Newport, and the second was beating Pete Sampras, 6–3, 6–4 at the New Haven ATP tournament at their only meeting.[26][27][28][29] In 1999, the duo reached the finals of all four Grand Slams, winning Wimbledon and the French, thus becoming the first Indians to win a doubles event at a Grand Slam. Paes teamed up with Lisa Raymond to win the mixed doubles event at Wimbledon. The year marked his ascent to the no. 1 doubles ranking.[30] The following year, Paes partnered with Sébastien Lareau for the Australian and Jan Siemerink for the French, losing in the first round on both occasions. Paes again teamed with Bhupathi for the US Open, but lost in the first round again.[citation needed]

The duo had a disappointing second round exit to Australian duo of Todd Woodbridge and Mark Woodforde at the Sydney Olympics.[31] Paes was given the honor of carrying the Indian Flag at the opening ceremony.[32]

In spite of winning the French in 2001, Bhupathi/Paes had first-round exits in the other three Grand Slams. Paes was awarded the Padmashri by the Government of India in 2001.[33] The duo of Paes and Bhupathi won the gold medal at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan.[34] In 2002, Leander paired up with Michael Hill with moderate success.[citation needed][clarification needed]

Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova pairing up in a mixed doubles event
Leander Paes and Martina Navratilova pairing up in a mixed doubles event

2003–2007

After 2003 Paes increasingly focused on doubles. He won the mixed doubles events at the Australian and Wimbledon with Martina Navratilova, both in 2003. Weeks later, Paes was admitted to the MD Anderson Cancer Center for a suspected brain tumour that was later found to be neurocysticercosis, a parasitic brain infection. He had to miss the US Open, but recovered by the end of that year.[35]

In the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, he paired up with Bhupathi, failing again at the semifinals stage. His next Grand Slam success was in the US Open doubles event in 2006 with Martin Damm. Paes led the Indian tennis team at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 and won two golds in the men's doubles (with Bhupathi) and mixed doubles (with Sania Mirza).[36][37] Paes maintained his doubles ranking in the top 20 in the world between 2005 and 2007.[38][39] With wins in the Rotterdam and Indian Wells, Paes took his doubles tally to 38.[40][41][42]

2008

Paes/Bhupathi took part in men's doubles at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. They were eliminated in the quarter-finals by Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka,[43] who went on to win gold.[44] With Cara Black he won the 2008 US Open mixed doubles title.

2009

In 2009, he won the French Open[45] and US Open Men's doubles titles with Lukáš Dlouhý[46] and was the runner-up in mixed at the US Open.

2010

He began the 2010 season in good form, again winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title with Cara Black.[47] This was the pair's third consecutive Grand Slam final and the fourth overall.[citation needed]

2012

Paes and Radek Štěpánek's 2012 Wimbledon tournament ended when the duo lost to Ivan Dodig and Marcelo Melo.[48] Paes and Elena Vesnina reached the finals of the Wimbledon mixed doubles after beating Bob Bryan and Liezel Huber, 7–5, 3–6, 6–3[49] on 7 July.[50] They lost in the final to Lisa Raymond and Mike Bryan 3–6, 7–5, 4–6.[51][52]

In the 2012 Summer Olympics, the Indian pair (Vishnu Vardhan) lost to French team Michaël Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, 6–7, 6–4, 3–6.[53]

Paes and Štěpánek advanced to the finals at the 2012 US Open after their Spanish opponents, Marcel Granollers and Marc López, retired because of injury.[54][55] However the duo lost in the final of US Open 2012 to the Bryan brothers.[56]

Paes and Štěpánek kicked off the ATP World Tour Finals with a win against Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and Dutchman Jean Julien Rojer, 6–4, 7–5.[57] They made it to the semifinals, where they were eliminated by eventual runners-up Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna.[citation needed]

2013

Paes/Štěpánek won the 2013 US Open, defeating Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6–1, 6–3. This was Paes' 3rd US Open men's doubles title and 14th Grand Slam title. In January 2014, Government of India announced its 3rd Highest Civilian Award Padma Bhushan for Paes.[58]

2014

Paes won the 2014 Malaysian Open men's doubles with Marcin Matkowski.[59]

2015

Paes started his 25th season on the ATP World Tour by partnering with Klaasen to reach the Chennai final, where the team lost to Lu/Marray. On 17 January, he won his 55th tour-level title in his 93rd final at Auckland, again with Klaasen. The team recorded three-match tie break victories en route to the final. With the win, Paes had won at least one trophy every season since 1997.

On 1 February, Paes captured his seventh Grand Slam mixed doubles crown at the 2015 Australian Open with Martina Hingis. It was his 15th major crown overall and his third mixed doubles triumph at Melbourne Park. The pair beat defending champions Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic in the final. As No. 7 seed with Klaasen in men's doubles, Paes lost to eventual champions Bolelli/Fognini in the second round.

At the 2015 French Open, Paes started a new partnership with Daniel Nestor. The pair crashed out in the third round; however, Paes became just the seventh male player in Open Era to complete 700 doubles wins.

At Wimbledon 2015, Paes again teamed up with Hingis to win the mixed doubles championship. The final 6–1, 6–1 score against fifth seeds Alexander Peya and Tímea Babos came after only 41 minutes. Paes/Nestor reached the third round.[60] By winning his 4th Wimbledon mixed doubles title, Paes shared the record for men's titles in the open era with Owen Davidson.[61][circular reference]

On 12 September 2015, Paes won the mixed doubles at the 2015 US Open with Hingis, defeating Sam Querrey and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in three sets.

2016

On 3 June 2016, Leander Paes completed his Career Grand Slam in mixed by winning the 2016 French Open with Hingis, thus joining an elite league of players.[62] He broke Davidson's record[63] for most men's titles. Paes qualified for the 2016 Summer Olympics in Men's Doubles and partnered with Rohan Bopanna. They lost in the first round to the Polish pair of Marcin Matkowski and Łukasz Kubot. He later paired up with Andre Begemann, where they reached the final in the Winston-Salem Open. This pair lost in the first round of the 2016 US Open.[citation needed] He turned up for the Davis Cup against Spain with Saketh Myneni, losing to Rafael Nadal and Marc López in 4 sets.[citation needed]

2017

Paes played in the 2017 season with his 111th partner, Andre Sa. The duo lost to the Indian pair of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the first round of Aircel Chennai Open in straight sets. With this loss, Paes moved down to 64th in doubles ranks. Though India won their Davis Cup tie against New Zealand, Paes and his last-minute partner, Vishnu Vardhan, lost to the New Zealanders Artem Sitak/Michael Venus. Paes and Rohan Bopanna were kept as reserves by new, non-playing captain Mahesh Bhupathi for the tie against Uzbekistan. Eventually, Paes was dropped from the final four, which created controversy.[citation needed] Paes reached the semis of the Dubai Open and at Delray Beach. Paes then played a series of challenger events, never getting his ranking above 49th. He played with Adil Shamasdin, Scott Lipsky, and Purav Raja. It was the first time since 1996 that Paes failed to win a title or reach the final at an ATP tour event in a season.[citation needed]

2018

Paes continued his partnership with Raja, losing the Maharashtra Open in the first round to defending champions Bopanna/Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan. In the Australian Open, Paes/Raja lost in the round of 16. Paes along with James Cerretani finished as runner up in the Dubai Open. Paes was recalled to India's Davis Cup squad to play against China. On 7 April 2018, Paes became the most successful player in Davis Cup history with his 43rd doubles victory. After going 0–2 down, Paes/Bopanna scripted India's comeback and in the end, India won the tie 3–2. After this, Paes skipped clay and grass court seasons. Paes was selected for the 2018 Asian Games, but the day before the Games started, he opted out citing the lack of a doubles specialist to accompany him. Paes/Cerretani played in several Challenger tournaments, before losing in the first round of the US Open. Paes also played Challengers with Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela.[citation needed]

2019

Paes/Reyes-Varela started the 2019 season at the Maharashtra Open. The duo lost a close quarter-final to the eventual champions, Bopanna/Divij Sharan, 17–15 in a match tie-break. Paes/Reyes-Varela then finished as runners-up in the Da Nang Challenger before losing in the first round of the Australian Open. Paes reached the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Championship in July 2019.[citation needed]

Davis Cup

Paes started his Davis Cup career in 1990, when he partnered Zeeshan Ali in doubles to beat the Japanese team in a five-set encounter. He played a key role on the Indian team that reached the World Group from 1991 to 1998. He was part of the Indian team that reached the semifinals 1993 with wins against Switzerland and France, eventually losing to Australia. In singles, his major wins came against the French duo of Arnaud Boetsch and Henri Leconte in 1993, Wayne Ferreira in 1994, and Goran Ivanišević in 1995 when India defeated Croatia, beating Jan Siemerink in 1996 to defeat Netherlands, and Jiří Novák in 1997.[64][65] He teamed up with Bhupathi to beat Hirszon/Ivanisevic of Croatia in 1995, Damm/Korda of the Czech Republic in 1997, Massú/Ríos of Chile in 1997, Broad/Henman in 1998, and Aspelin/Björkman of Sweden in 2005. In 2007, Leander had three wins (two doubles and one singles) and no losses.

In 1993, he defeated No. 25 Arnaud Boetsch in straight sets on clay. Paes defeated Henri Leconte in the same week, and although Ramesh Krishnan won the tie-breaker against Rodolphe Gilbert, it was Paes who put that match over the top.[66]

In 1994, he beat World No. 13 Wayne Ferreira in straight sets, but lost the overall tie.[67]

Year-end finals

Paes appeared with Bhupathi in six season finales.[68]

Paes played at the year-end championships with Bhupathi each year from 1997 to 2000, as well as in 2002 and 2011, reaching three finals.[citation needed] In 1997 they lost the final to Rick Leach and Jonathan Stark. They lost 1999 final to Sébastien Lareau and Alex O'Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.

Playing style

Leander has been described as having a strange playing style by Andre Agassi.[69] He varies his play as the match goes on; he is one of the best volleyers and a talented drop shotter.[70] His volleying techniques were learnt from former Indian player Akhtar Ali.[71] He hits a one-handed backhand, which he drives only seldom, preferring instead to slice when returning serve or rallying from his backhand.

Acting career

Leander made his film debut in Ashok Kohli's Rajdhani Express, a socio-political thriller.[72]

Film Role Notes
2013 Rajdhani Express Keshav Debut film

Significant finals

Grand Slam finals

Doubles: 16 (8 titles, 8 runner-ups)

By winning the 2012 Australian Open title, Paes achieved the career Grand Slam.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Runner-up 1999 Australian Open Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6
Winner 1999 French Open Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Croatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer
6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Runner-up 1999 US Open Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Winner 2001 French Open (2) Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 US Open Hard Czech Republic David Rikl The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 2006 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 2006 US Open Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 2008 US Open Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Winner 2009 French Open (3) Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý South Africa Wesley Moodie
Belgium Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 2009 US Open (2) Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2010 French Open Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
Canada Daniel Nestor
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 2011 Australian Open Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2012 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Runner-up 2012 US Open Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2013 US Open (3) Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3

Mixed doubles: 18 (10 titles, 8 runner-ups)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
Winner 1999 Wimbledon Grass United States Lisa Raymond Russia Anna Kournikova
Sweden Jonas Björkman
6–4, 3–6, 6–3
Runner-up 2001 US Open Hard United States Lisa Raymond Australia Rennae Stubbs
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 5–7, [11–9]
Winner 2003 Australian Open Hard United States Martina Navratilova Greece Eleni Daniilidou
Australia Todd Woodbridge
6–4, 7–5
Winner 2003 Wimbledon (2) Grass United States Martina Navratilova Russia Anastassia Rodionova
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2004 Australian Open Hard United States Martina Navratilova Russia Elena Bovina
Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić
6–1, 7–6
Runner-up 2005 French Open Clay United States Martina Navratilova Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
France Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Runner-up 2007 US Open Hard United States Meghann Shaughnessy Belarus Victoria Azarenka
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 7–6(8–6)
Winner 2008 US Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Liezel Huber
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
7–6, 6–4
Runner-up 2009 Wimbledon Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black Germany Anna-Lena Grönefeld
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
7–5, 6–3
Runner-up 2009 US Open Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Carly Gullickson
United States Travis Parrot
6–2, 6–4
Winner 2010 Australian Open (2) Hard Zimbabwe Cara Black Russia Ekaterina Makarova
Czech Republic Jaroslav Levinský
7–5, 6–3
Winner 2010 Wimbledon (3) Grass Zimbabwe Cara Black United States Lisa Raymond
South Africa Wesley Moodie
6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 2012 Australian Open Hard Russia Elena Vesnina United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Romania Horia Tecău
3–6, 7–5, [3–10]
Runner-up 2012 Wimbledon Grass Russia Elena Vesnina United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Winner 2015 Australian Open (3) Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis France Kristina Mladenovic
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–4, 6–3
Winner 2015 Wimbledon (4) Grass Switzerland Martina Hingis Hungary Tímea Babos
Austria Alexander Peya
6–1, 6–1
Winner 2015 US Open (2) Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United States Sam Querrey
6–4, 3–6, [10–7]
Winner 2016 French Open Clay Switzerland Martina Hingis India Sania Mirza
Croatia Ivan Dodig
4–6, 6–4, [10–8]

Olympic medal matches

Singles: 1 (1 bronze medal)

Bronze medal final
Outcome Year Championship Surface Opponent Score
Bronze 1996 United States Atlanta Hard Brazil Fernando Meligeni 3–6, 6–2, 6–4

Doubles: 1

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2004 Athens Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Croatia Mario Ančić
Croatia Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP career finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Legend
Grand Slam (0–0)
Tennis Masters Cup (0–0)
ATP Masters Series (0–0)
ATP Tour (1–0)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Jul 1998 Newport, US Grass South Africa Neville Godwin 6–3, 6–2

Doubles: 98 (55 titles, 43 runners-up)

Legend
Grand Slam (8–8)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–4)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (13–5)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (6–10)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (28–16)
Result W–L Date Tournament Surface Partner Opponent Score
Loss 0–1 Aug 1995 New Haven, US Hard Venezuela Nicolás Pereira United States Rick Leach
United States Scott Melville
3–6, 7–5, 4–6
Win 1–1 Apr 1997 Chennai, India Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
Israel Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Win 2–1 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Petr Luxa
Czech Republic David Škoch
6–1, 6–1
Win 3–1 Jul 1997 Montreal, Canada Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
7–6, 6–3
Win 4–1 Aug 1997 New Haven, US Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win 5–1 Sep 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Alex O'Brien
United States Jim Courier
7–5, 7–6
Win 6–1 Oct 1997 Singapore, Singapore Carpet (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Loss 6–2 Nov 1997 Hartford, US Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Rick Leach
United States Jonathan Stark
3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Win 7–2 Jan 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi France Olivier Delaître
France Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win 8–2 Feb 1998 Dubai, UAE Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Donald Johnson
United States Francisco Montana
6–2, 7–5
Win 9–2 Apr 1998 Chennai, India (2) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi France Olivier Delaître
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Win 10–2 May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 11–2 Oct 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Loss 11–3 Oct 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi Australia Todd Woodbridge
Australia Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Loss 11–4 Nov 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win 12–4 Nov 1998 Paris, France Carpet (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi Netherlands Jacco Eltingh
Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2
Loss 12–5 Feb 1999 Melbourne, Australia Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Australia Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win 13–5 Apr 1999 Chennai, India (3) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Zimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Neville Godwin
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win 14–5 May 1999 Paris, France Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Croatia Goran Ivanišević
United States Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Win 15–5 Jun 1999 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Netherlands Jan Siemerink South Africa Ellis Ferreira
Czech Republic David Rikl
W/O
Win 16–5 Jun 1999 London, UK Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Win 17–5 Jul 1999 Newport, US Grass Australia Wayne Arthurs Armenia Sargis Sargsian
United States Chris Woodruff
6–7, 7–6, 6–3
Loss 17–6 Aug 1999 Indianapolis, US Hard France Olivier Delaître Netherlands Paul Haarhuis
United States Jared Palmer
3–6, 4–6
Loss 17–7 Sep 1999 New York, US Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Loss 17–8 Nov 1999 Hartford, US Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Lareau
United States Alex O'Brien
3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win 18–8 May 2000 Orlando, US Clay Netherlands Jan Siemerink United States Justin Gimelstob
Canada Sébastien Lareau
6–3, 6–4
Win 19–8 Oct 2000 Tokyo, Japan Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Australia Michael Hill
United States Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss 19–9 Dec 2000 Bangalore, India Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Donald Johnson
South Africa Piet Norval
6–7, 3–6, 4–6
Win 20–9 Apr 2001 Atlanta, US Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Rick Leach
Australia David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Win 21–9 Apr 2001 Houston, US (2) Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Kevin Kim
United States Jim Thomas
7–6, 6–2
Win 22–9 May 2001 Paris, France (2) Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Petr Pála
Czech Republic Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Win 23–9 Aug 2001 Cincinnati, US Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Martin Damm
Germany David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
Loss 23–10 Oct 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6
Loss 23–11 Nov 2001 Paris, France Carpet India Mahesh Bhupathi South Africa Ellis Ferreira
United States Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win 24–11 Dec 2001 Chennai, India (4) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Ota Fukárek
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Win 25–11 Apr 2002 Majorca, Spain Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Austria Julian Knowle
Germany Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
Win 26–11 Feb 2003 Dubai, UAE (2) Hard Czech Republic David Rikl Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 6–0
Win 27–11 Mar 2003 Delray Beach, US Hard Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić Netherlands Raemon Sluiter
Netherlands Martin Verkerk
7–5, 3–6, 7–5
Loss 27–12 Apr 2003 Miami, US Hard Czech Republic David Rikl Switzerland Roger Federer
Belarus Max Mirnyi
5–7, 3–6
Loss 27–13 Jun 2003 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass United States Donald Johnson Czech Republic Martin Damm
Czech Republic Cyril Suk
5–7, 6–7
Win 28–13 Jul 2003 Gstaad, Switzerland Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Czech Republic František Čermák
Czech Republic Leoš Friedl
6–3, 6–3
Loss 28–14 Feb 2004 Dubai, UAE (3) Hard Sweden Jonas Björkman India Mahesh Bhupathi
France Fabrice Santoro
2–6, 6–4, 4–6
Win 29–14 Jun 2004 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic David Rikl Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec
Czech Republic Petr Pála
6–2, 7–5
Win 30–14 Jul 2004 Gstaad, Switzerland (2) Clay Czech Republic David Rikl Switzerland Marc Rosset
Switzerland Stanislas Wawrinka
6–4, 6–2
Win 31–14 Jul 2004 Toronto, Canada (2) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Loss 31–15 Sep 2004 New York, US Hard Czech Republic David Rikl The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 3–6
Win 32–15 Sep 2004 Delray Beach, US (2) Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Argentina Gastón Etlis
Argentina Martín Rodríguez
6–0, 6–3
Win 33–15 Apr 2005 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
W/O
Win 34–15 Apr 2005 Barcelona, Spain Clay Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić Spain Feliciano López
Spain Rafael Nadal
6–3, 6–3
Win 35–15 Sep 2005 Bangkok, Thailand Hard (i) Australia Paul Hanley Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–7, 6–1, 6–2
Loss 35–16 Oct 2005 Stockholm, Sweden Hard (i) Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić Australia Wayne Arthurs
Australia Paul Hanley
3–6, 3–6
Loss 35–17 Oct 2005 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić The Bahamas Mark Knowles
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 35–18 Nov 2005 Shanghai, China Carpet (i) Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić France Michaël Llodra
France Fabrice Santoro
7–6(8–6), 3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Loss 35–19 Jan 2006 Melbourne, Australia Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–4, 3–6, 4–6
Win 36–19 Jun 2006 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands (2) Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm France Arnaud Clément
South Africa Chris Haggard
6–1, 7–6
Win 37–19 Aug 2006 New York, US Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Sweden Jonas Björkman
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–4, 6–3
Loss 37–20 Jan 2007 Doha, Qatar Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
1–6, 6–7
Win 38–20 Feb 2007 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard (i) Czech Republic Martin Damm Romania Andrei Pavel
Germany Alexander Waske
6–3, 6–7, [10–7]
Win 39–20 Mar 2007 Indian Wells, US Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm Israel Jonathan Erlich
Israel Andy Ram
6–4, 6–4
Loss 39–21 Apr 2007 Miami, US Hard Czech Republic Martin Damm United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 39–22 Jun 2007 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Martin Damm South Africa Jeff Coetzee
Netherlands Rogier Wassen
6–3, 6–7, [10–12]
Loss 39–23 Jun 2008 Halle, Germany Grass Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev
6–3, 4–6, [3–10]
Loss 39–24 Jun 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Croatia Mario Ančić
Austria Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6
Loss 39–25 Aug 2008 New York, US Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
6–7(5–7), 6–7(10–12)
Win 40–25 Sep 2008 Bangkok, Thailand (2) Hard (i) Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý United States Scott Lipsky
United States David Martin
6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 40–26 Sep 2008 Tokyo, Japan Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Russia Mikhail Youzhny
Germany Mischa Zverev
3–6, 4–6
Loss 40–27 Jan 2009 Auckland, New Zealand Hard United States Scott Lipsky Czech Republic Martin Damm
Sweden Robert Lindstedt
5–7, 4–6
Loss 40–28 Feb 2009 Rotterdam, Netherlands Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
2–6, 5–7
Win 41–28 Jun 2009 Paris, France (3) Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý South Africa Wesley Moodie
Belgium Dick Norman
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Win 42–28 Sep 2009 New York, US (2) Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý India Mahesh Bhupathi
The Bahamas Mark Knowles
3–6, 6–3, 6–2
Loss 42–29 Jan 2010 Brisbane, Australia Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý France Jérémy Chardy
France Marc Gicquel
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Loss 42–30 Feb 2010 Dubai, UAE Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Sweden Simon Aspelin
Australia Paul Hanley
2–6, 3–6
Win 43–30 Apr 2010 Miami, US Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý India Mahesh Bhupathi
Belarus Max Mirnyi
6–2, 7–5
Loss 43–31 Jun 2010 Paris, France Clay Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Canada Daniel Nestor
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 2–6
Loss 43–32 Jun 2010 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Sweden Robert Lindstedt
Romania Horia Tecău
6–1, 5–7, [7–10]
Win 44–32 Oct 2010 Shanghai, China Hard Austria Jürgen Melzer Poland Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Poland Marcin Matkowski
7–5, 4–6, [10–5]
Win 45–32 Jan 2011 Chennai, India (5) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Netherlands Robin Haase
United States David Martin
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Loss 45–33 Jan 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Win 46–33 Apr 2011 Miami, US (2) Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Loss 46–34 Jun 2011 London, UK Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Win 47–34 Aug 2011 Cincinnati, US Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi France Michaël Llodra
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Win 48–34 Jan 2012 Chennai, India (6) Hard Serbia Janko Tipsarević Israel Andy Ram
Israel Jonathan Erlich
6–4, 6–4
Win 49–34 Jan 2012 Melbourne, Australia Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
7–6(7–1), 6–2
Win 50–34 Mar 2012 Miami, US (3) Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Belarus Max Mirnyi
Canada Daniel Nestor
3–6, 6–1, [10–8]
Loss 50–35 Sep 2012 New York, US Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss 50–36 Oct 2012 Tokyo, Japan Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
3–6, 6–7(5–7)
Win 51–36 Oct 2012 Shanghai, China (2) Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek India Mahesh Bhupathi
India Rohan Bopanna
6–7(7–9), 6–3, [10–5]
Win 52–36 Aug 2013 Winston-Salem, US Hard Canada Daniel Nestor Philippines Treat Huey
United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
7–6(12–10), 7–5
Win 53–36 Sep 2013 New York, US Hard Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek Austria Alexander Peya
Brazil Bruno Soares
6–1, 6–3
Loss 53–37 Aug 2014 Washington, D.C., United States Hard Australia Samuel Groth Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
5–7, 4–6
Win 54–37 Sep 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Hard (i) Poland Marcin Matkowski United Kingdom Jamie Murray
Australia John Peers
3–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–5]
Loss 54–38 Jan 2015 Chennai, India Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen Chinese Taipei Lu Yen-hsun
United Kingdom Jonathan Marray
3–6, 6–7(4–7)
Win 55–38 Jan 2015 Auckland, New Zealand Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Romania Florin Mergea
7–6(7–1), 6–4
Loss 55–39 Feb 2015 Delray Beach, US Hard South Africa Raven Klaasen United States Bob Bryan
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 6–3, [6–10]
Loss 55–40 Aug 2016 Winston-Salem, US Hard Germany Andre Begemann Spain Guillermo García-López
Finland Henri Kontinen
6–4, 6–7(6–8), [8–10]
Loss 55–41 Sep 2016 St. Petersburg, Russia Hard (i) Germany Andre Begemann United Kingdom Dominic Inglot
Finland Henri Kontinen
6–4, 3–6, [10–12]
Loss 55–42 Mar 2018 Dubai, UAE Hard United States James Cerretani Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
2–6, 6–7(2–7)
Loss 55–43 Aug 2018 Winston-Salem, US Hard United States James Cerretani Netherlands Jean-Julien Rojer
Romania Horia Tecău
4–6, 2–6

ATP Challenger and ITF Futures finals

Singles: 14 (11 titles, 3 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (11–3)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (7–3)
Clay (0–0)
Grass (4–0)
Carpet (0–0)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Opponent Score
Win 1–0 Dec 1992 Guangzhou, China Challenger Hard United States Richard Matuszewski 6–3, 6–3
Loss 1–1 Apr 1994 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Belgium Christophe Van Garsse 4–6, 3–6
Win 2–1 May 1994 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Netherlands Joost Winnink 6–7, 6–3, 6–1
Win 3–1 Aug 1994 Binghamton, USA Challenger Hard United States David Witt 6–4, 6–2
Loss 3–2 May 1995 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Zimbabwe Byron Black 3–6, 4–6
Win 4–2 Aug 1995 Brasilia, Brazil Challenger Hard Brazil Roberto Jabali 6–1, 5–7, 6–2
Loss 4–3 Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov 6–7, 3–6
Win 5–3 Nov 1996 Vacoas-Phoenix, Mauritius Challenger Grass France Fabrice Santoro 7–5, 6–4
Win 6–3 Mar 1998 Bangkok, Thailand Challenger Hard Japan Gouichi Motomura 6–4, 7–5
Win 7–3 Feb 1999 Calcutta, India Challenger Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi 4–6, 6–4, 6–3
Win 8–3 Apr 1999 New Delhi, India Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi 7–5, 6–4
Win 9–3 Dec 1999 Lucknow, India Challenger Grass United Kingdom Jamie Delgado 7–6(7–5), 7–6(7–5)
Win 10–3 Dec 1999 Jaipur, India Challenger Grass United Kingdom Barry Cowan 7–6(10–8), 6–4
Win 11–3 Mar 2000 Bombay, India Challenger Hard Netherlands Dennis van Scheppingen 7–6(7–2), 3–2 ret.

Doubles: 44 (26 titles, 18 runner-ups)

Legend
ATP Challenger (26–18)
ITF Futures (0–0)
Finals by surface
Hard (17–14)
Clay (7–1)
Grass (1–2)
Carpet (1–1)
Result W–L    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 0–1 Apr 1992 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard Haiti Bertrand Madsen United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
United Kingdom Mark Petchey
5–7, 6–3, 6–7
Win 1–1 Aug 1992 New Haven, USA Challenger Hard United States Todd Nelson United Kingdom Jeremy Bates
Zimbabwe Byron Black
7–5, 2–6, 7–6
Win 2–1 Dec 1992 Hong Kong, Hong Kong Challenger Hard United States Donald Johnson United States Richard Matuszewski
United States John Sullivan
6–2, 7–6
Win 3–1 Jan 1993 Bangalore, India Challenger Clay United States Donald Johnson United Kingdom Sean Cole
Russia Andrei Merinov
6–4, 6–3
Win 4–1 Feb 1993 Wolfsburg, Germany Challenger Carpet (i) United States Donald Johnson Sweden Jan Apell
Denmark Michael Mortensen
7–6, 6–1
Loss 4–2 Aug 1993 Cincinnati, USA Challenger Hard Australia Wayne Arthurs South Africa Johan de Beer
South Africa Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 4–6
Loss 4–3 Feb 1994 Rennes, France Challenger Carpet (i) The Bahamas Mark Knowles Sweden Anders Järryd
Norway Bent-Ove Pedersen
4–6, 3–6
Win 5–3 May 1994 Manila, Philippines Challenger Hard Canada Albert Chang United States Richard Matuszewski
South Africa David Nainkin
6–4, 6–4
Loss 5–4 Oct 1994 Jakarta, Indonesia Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United Kingdom Andrew Foster
United Kingdom Danny Sapsford
w/o
Win 6–4 Apr 1995 Nagoya, Japan Challenger Hard South Africa Kevin Ullyett Australia Joshua Eagle
Australia Andrew Kratzmann
7–6, 7–5
Loss 6–5 Jun 1995 Medellín, Colombia Challenger Clay Venezuela Maurice Ruah Zimbabwe Wayne Black
Hungary László Markovits
5–7, 4–6
Win 7–5 Jun 1995 Bogotá, Colombia Challenger Clay Mexico Óscar Ortiz Chile Sergio Cortés
Portugal João Cunha Silva
7–6, 7–6
Win 8–5 Sep 1995 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Spain José Antonio Conde
South Africa Christo van Rensburg
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 9–5 Apr 1996 Fergana, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Geoff Grant
Venezuela Maurice Ruah
6–3, 7–6
Loss 9–6 May 1996 Andijan, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Geoff Grant
Venezuela Maurice Ruah
4–6, 3–6
Win 10–6 May 1996 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard South Africa Neville Godwin Israel Noam Behr
Israel Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Loss 10–7 Jun 1996 Annenheim, Austria Challenger Grass India Mahesh Bhupathi Australia Sandon Stolle
Australia Michael Tebbutt
2–6, 4–6
Win 11–7 Sep 1996 Aruba, Aruba Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Canada Sébastien Leblanc
South Africa Grant Stafford
6–2, 6–2
Win 12–7 Sep 1996 Madras, India Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Netherlands Sander Groen
Uzbekistan Oleg Ogorodov
7–5, 6–1
Win 13–7 Nov 1996 Ahmedabad, India Challenger Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi Austria Georg Blumauer
Austria Udo Plamberger
6–3, 3–6, 6–3
Loss 13–8 Nov 1996 Reunion Island, Reunion Challenger Hard United States Donald Johnson Netherlands Hendrik Jan Davids
France Fabrice Santoro
3–6, 6–7
Win 14–8 Jan 1997 Singapore, Singapore Challenger Hard (i) India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Michael Joyce
United States Scott Melville
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win 15–8 Apr 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Challenger Clay India Mahesh Bhupathi United States Devin Bowen
Finland Tuomas Ketola
6–4, 6–0
Win 16–8 May 1997 Jerusalem, Israel Challenger Hard India Mahesh Bhupathi Zimbabwe Wayne Black
South Africa Kevin Ullyett
6–7, 6–2, 7–6
Win 17–8 Apr 2000 Bermuda, Bermuda Challenger Clay Netherlands Jan Siemerink South Africa Jeff Coetzee
South Africa Brent Haygarth
6–3, 6–2
Loss 17–9 Mar 2010 Sunrise, USA Challenger Hard Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý Czech Republic Martin Damm
Slovakia Filip Polášek
6–4, 1–6, [11–13]
Loss 17–10 Apr 2016 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Australia Sam Groth Mexico Santiago González
Croatia Mate Pavić
4–6, 6–3, [11–13]
Win 18–10 May 2016 Busan, South Korea Challenger Hard Australia Sam Groth Thailand Sanchai Ratiwatana
Thailand Sonchat Ratiwatana
4–6, 6–1, [10–7]
Win 19–10 Jul 2016 Biella, Italy Challenger Clay Germany Andre Begemann Slovakia Andrej Martin
Chile Hans Podlipnik Castillo
6–4, 6–4
Loss 19–11 Oct 2016 Tashkent, Uzbekistan Challenger Hard Germany Andre Begemann Russia Mikhail Elgin
Uzbekistan Denis Istomin
4–6, 2–6
Win 20–11 Apr 2017 León, Mexico Challenger Hard Canada Adil Shamasdin Switzerland Luca Margaroli
Brazil Caio Zampieri
6–1, 6–4
Win 21–11 Apr 2017 Tallahassee, USA Challenger Clay United States Scott Lipsky Argentina Máximo González
Argentina Leonardo Mayer
4–6, 7–6(7–5), [10–7]
Win 22–11 Jun 2017 Ilkley, Great Britain Challenger Grass Canada Adil Shamasdin United Kingdom Brydan Klein
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–2, 2–6, [10–8]
Win 23–11 Nov 2017 Knoxville, USA Challenger Hard (i) India Purav Raja United States James Cerretani
Australia John-Patrick Smith
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)
Win 24–11 Nov 2017 Champaign, USA Challenger Hard (i) India Purav Raja South Africa Ruan Roelofse
United Kingdom Joe Salisbury
6–3, 6–7(5–7), [10–5]
Win 25–11 Jan 2018 Newport Beach, USA Challenger Hard United States James Cerretani Philippines Treat Huey
United States Denis Kudla
6–4, 7–5
Loss 25–12 Feb 2018 Dallas, USA Challenger Hard (i) United Kingdom Joe Salisbury India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
4–6, 6–3, [7–10]
Loss 25–13 Sep 2018 Chicago, USA Challenger Hard Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela United Kingdom Luke Bambridge
United Kingdom Neal Skupski
3–6, 4–6
Loss 25–14 Oct 2018 Monterrey, Mexico Challenger Hard Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela El Salvador Marcelo Arévalo
India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan
1–6, 4–6
Win 26–14 Oct 2018 Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic
Challenger Hard Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Uruguay Ariel Behar
Ecuador Roberto Quiroz
4–6, 6–3, [10–5]
Loss 26–15 Oct 2018 Brest, France Challenger Hard (i) Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Belgium Sander Gillé
Belgium Joran Vliegen
6–3, 4–6, [2–10]
Loss 26–16 Jan 2019 Da Nang, Vietnam Challenger Hard Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela Chinese Taipei Hsieh Cheng-peng
Indonesia Christopher Rungkat
3–6, 6–2, [9–11]
Loss 26–17 Jun 2019 Ilkley, UK Challenger Grass New Zealand Marcus Daniell Mexico Santiago González
Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
3–6, 4–6
Loss 26–18 Feb 2020 Bangalore, India Challenger Hard Australia Matthew Ebden India Purav Raja
India Ramkumar Ramanathan
0–6, 3–6

Performance timelines

Key
W  F  SF QF #R RR Q# P# DNQ A Z# PO G S B NMS P NH
(W) winner; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (P#) preliminary round; (DNQ) did not qualify; (A) absent; (Z#) Davis/Fed Cup Zonal Group (with number indication) or (PO) play-off; (G) gold, (S) silver or (B) bronze Olympic/Paralympic medal; (NMS) not a Masters tournament; (P) postponed; (NH) not held; (SR) strike rate (events won / competed); (W–L) win–loss record.

Singles

Tournament 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A Q1 Q2 1R A 2R 1R 1R 2R Q3 0 / 5 2–5
French Open A A Q2 A A A 2R Q3 Q2 Q1 A 0 / 1 1–1
Wimbledon Q2 Q1 Q1 Q3 A 1R 1R 1R 1R A 2R 0 / 5 1–5
US Open A Q3 Q2 1R Q3 2R 3R 1R Q1 A A 0 / 4 3–4
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 0–1 1–2 4–4 0–3 0–2 1–1 1–1 0 / 15 7–15
National representation
Summer Olympics NH 1R Not Held SF-B Not Held 1R NH 0 / 3 5–3
Career statistics
Titles / Finals 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1 0 / 0 0 / 0 0 / 0 1 / 1
Year-end ranking 278 194 260 139 130 129 122 91 142 188 299

Doubles

Current through the 2020 ATP Tour.

Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR W–L
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A 2R QF A 1R SF F 1R 1R 2R QF 1R A F 3R 2R SF QF F W 1R QF 2R 1R 1R 3R 1R A 1 / 24 49–23
French Open A A A A A A A 2R SF W 1R W SF SF 2R QF 1R 2R 3R W F 2R 2R 2R A 3R QF 2R A 2R A 3 / 21 53–18
Wimbledon A A Q1 1R 3R A 2R 1R 2R W A 1R 1R SF 2R QF SF QF SF 1R 2R 2R 3R SF SF 3R 2R 1R A 1R NH 1 / 24 44–23
US Open A A A SF 2R 1R Q1 SF SF F 1R 1R 2R A F 1R W 1R F W 1R QF F W 3R 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 3 / 25 59–22
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 4–2 4–3 3–2 1–1 5–4 13–4 22–2 0–3 6–3 6–4 11–3 7–4 6–3 15–3 6–4 12–4 16–2 9–4 10–4 14–3 11–3 9–3 6–4 4–4 2–4 2–2 1–4 0–0 8 / 94 205–86
Year-end championships
ATP Finals Did Not Qualify F RR F F RR NH A DNQ F SF SF RR RR RR SF SF RR Did Not Qualify 0 / 14 20–29
National representation
Olympics NH QF Not Held 2R Not Held 2R Not Held 4th Not Held QF Not Held 2R Not Held 1R Not Held 0 / 7 10–8
Davis Cup Z1 PO PO SF 1R PO QF 1R 1R Z1 PO PO PO PO Z1 PO Z1 Z1 PO PO 1R A Z1 Z1 PO PO PO PO PO Z1 QR 0 / 6 45–13
Win–loss 1–1 4–0 4–1 1–2 0–2 3–0 1–3 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–2 3–0 2–1 2–0 5–2 3–0 2–0 2–0 4–1 1–0 2–0 0–0 1–2 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–2 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0 / 13 55–21
ATP Tour Masters 1000
Indian Wells A A A A A Q2 1R 1R A SF 2R 1R 1R SF 1R QF 2R W QF 2R 1R 2R QF A QF 2R A 1R A A NH 1 / 19 22–18
Miami A A A A 2R 1R 2R 2R 2R 2R 2R A 2R F QF 1R A F QF 2R W W W 2R 1R 1R A A A A NH 3 / 20 33–17
Monte Carlo A A A A A A A A SF 2R A SF 1R 2R A W 2R A 2R SF 2R A QF QF A 2R A A A A NH 1 / 13 14–12
Rome A A A A A A A W A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R QF 2R SF 2R QF QF 2R 2R 2R A 2R A A A A A 1 / 15 10–14
Madrid Not Held 2R A 1R F 1R 2R 2R A SF A QF 2R A 2R A A A A NH 0 / 10 6–10
Canada A A A A A A A W SF QF A 1R QF QF W 2R SF QF SF A 2R 2R SF 2R 2R 2R A A A A NH 2 / 17 21–15
Cincinnati A A A 1R A A A QF A 2R A W 1R 2R QF QF SF SF QF 2R 2R W 2R QF 2R QF A 1R A A A 2 / 19 20–17
Shanghai Not Held A W SF W 2R 2R 2R A A A A NH 2 / 6 12–4
Paris A A A A A A A 2R W A A F 2R 1R 1R A 1R 2R A 2R QF 2R 2R 2R QF 1R A A A A A 1 / 15 11–14
Hamburg A A A A A A A A A 2R A 1R 2R SF SF SF A A SF Not Masters Series 0 / 7 11–6
Stuttgart Not Masters Series A QF F A A QF Discontinued 0 / 3 5–3
Win–loss 0–0 0–0 0–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–2 9–5 16–4 3–5 1–2 12–7 5–9 9–7 11–7 12–8 6–6 12–6 11–9 5–6 12–7 11–5 14–7 4–8 5–6 5–9 0–0 0–2 0–0 0–0 0–0 13 / 144 165–130
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6 5 2 4 2 3 4 3 2 2 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 55
Finals 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 8 9 3 6 2 5 6 6 3 5 5 4 6 5 6 2 2 3 2 0 2 0 0 98
Overall W–L 1–1 4–0 4–2 8–8 5–8 13–10 5–13 44–17 55–16 48–14 18–14 40–16 24–23 36–15 42–18 36–19 33–20 40–19 41–26 28–17 32–20 32–14 43–19 29–18 26–16 27–26 14–16 16–22 11–14 12–14 3–2 770–457
Year-end ranking 481 179 93 142 76 89 14 4 1 84 9 33 13 13 12 12 12 10 8 5 8 3 10 29 41 59 63 63 105 129 62.75%

Mixed doubles

Tournament 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 SR
Grand Slam tournaments
Australian Open A A A A A 1R 1R 2R 2R W F A SF QF 2R 2R W 2R F 2R QF W QF QF A 2R 2R 3 / 20
French Open A A A 3R 2R QF 3R QF 2R 2R 2R F QF QF 1R 2R QF QF SF 2R A 2R W 1R A A NH 1 / 20
Wimbledon 3R A 1R QF QF W A 3R QF W 3R A QF QF 2R F W QF F 2R 2R W 3R 1R A 1R NH 4 / 22
US Open A 1R A 1R 1R 2R 1R F 2R A SF QF 1R F W F QF SF QF A QF W 2R A A A NH 2 / 19
SR 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 1 0 / 3 0 / 3 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 3 3 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 0 0 / 1 0 / 1 10 / 81
National representation
Summer Olympics Not held QF Not held A Not held 0 / 1

Partnerships

Leander Paes is known for changing partnerships, and he has had over 100 different partners over his career.[73] Paes teamed with 25 players in Grand Slam mixed doubles.

Partners in men's doubles

No. Partner Year
1 India Zeeshan Ali 1990
2 India Ramesh Krishnan 1991–1993
3 Puerto Rico Juan Rios 1991
4 Australia Charlton Eagle 1991
5 Canada Andrew Sznajder 1992
6 Haiti Bertrand Madsen 1992
7 Italy Nicola Bruno 1992
8 Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett 1992, 1995, 1997
9 Sweden Nicklas Utgren 1992
10 United States Todd Nelson 1992, 1993
11 Israel Gilad Bloom 1992, 1994
12 United States Donald Johnson 1992–1994, 1996, 2003
13 United States Tommy Ho 1993
14 Georgia (country) Vladimir Gabrichidze 1993
15 Germany Arne Thoms 1993
16 Zimbabwe Byron Black 1993, 2000
17 Italy Laurence Tieleman 1993, 1995
18 Netherlands Fernon Wibier 1993
19 Mexico Oliver Fernandez 1993
20 France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1993
21 Australia Wayne Arthurs 1993, 1999–2000
22 Canada Sébastien Lareau 1993–1994, 2000
23 South Africa Stefan Kruger 1993
24 South Africa Ellis Ferreira 1993
25 South Africa Johan de Beer 1993
26 Japan Shuzo Matsuoka 1993
27 Sweden Marten Renström 1994
28 The Bahamas Mark Knowles 1994
29 India Gaurav Natekar 1994–1995
30 South Africa Marius Barnard 1994
31 Canada Albert Chang 1994
32 Netherlands Stephen Noteboom 1994
33 Canada Daniel Nestor 1994, 2013, 2015
34 United States Richard Matuszewski 1994
35 South Africa Mark Kaplan 1994
36 India Mahesh Bhupathi 1994–2006, 2008–2011
37 Malaysia Adam Malik 1994
38 Zimbabwe Wayne Black 1995–1996
39 Sweden Lars-Anders Wahlgren 1995
40 United States Kent Kinnear 1995
41 United States Matt Lucena 1995
42 South Africa Clinton Ferreira 1995
43 Israel Eyal Ran 1995
44 Venezuela Maurice Ruah 1995
45 Mexico Óscar Ortiz 1995
46 Venezuela Nicolás Pereira 1995–1996
47 South Africa David Adams 1995
48 United States Devin Bowen 1996
49 United States Jeff Belloli 1996
50 South Africa Neville Godwin 1996
51 United States David DiLucia 1996
52 South Africa Chris Haggard 1996, 2000
53 South Africa Marcos Ondruska 1997
54 The Bahamas Roger Smith 1997
55 United States Mark Keil 1997
56 India Nitin Kirtane 1997
57 South Africa Piet Norval 1998
58 Australia Peter Tramacchi 1998
59 Netherlands Jan Siemerink 1999, 2000
60 Sweden Jonas Björkman 1999, 2004
61 United States Jared Palmer 1999
62 France Olivier Delaître 1999
63 India Fazaluddin Syed 2000
64 Ecuador Nicolás Lapentti 2000
65 India Vishal Uppal 2000, 2002
66 India Mustafa Ghouse 2001
67 South Africa John-Laffnie de Jager 2002
68 United States Justin Gimelstob 2002
69 Czech Republic Tomáš Cibulec 2002, 2004
70 France Michaël Llodra 2002, 2013
71 Australia Stephen Huss 2002
72 Australia Michael Hill 2002
73 Czech Republic David Rikl 2002–2004
74 Serbia and Montenegro Nenad Zimonjić 2003, 2005
75 Israel Jonathan Erlich 2004
76 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 2004, 2006, 2012–2015
77 Australia Paul Hanley 2005, 2007–2008
78 Czech Republic Martin Damm 2006–2007
79 Pakistan Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi 2006
80 India Sunil-Kumar Sipaeya 2007
81 India Rohan Bopanna 2007, 2012, 2014–2016, 2018, 2020
82 Spain Tommy Robredo 2008
83 Czech Republic Lukáš Dlouhý 2008–2010
84 United States Scott Lipsky 2009, 2012
85 Austria Jürgen Melzer 2010, 2012–2013
86 Serbia Janko Tipsarević 2012
87 Austria Alexander Peya 2012
88 South Africa Kevin Anderson 2012
89 India Vishnu Vardhan 2012, 2017
90 Romania Horia Tecău 2012
91 France Édouard Roger-Vasselin 2013
92 India Purav Raja 2013, 2017–2018
93 India Sanam Singh 2013
94 Italy Daniele Bracciali 2013
95 Australia Sam Groth 2014
96 Spain David Marrero 2014
97 Poland Marcin Matkowski 2014
98 Switzerland Stan Wawrinka 2014
99 South Africa Raven Klaasen 2015
100 Spain Marcel Granollers 2015
101 United Kingdom Andy Murray 2015
102 Spain Fernando Verdasco 2015
103 Bulgaria Grigor Dimitrov 2015
104 Australia John Peers 2015
105 Poland Łukasz Kubot 2015
106 Spain Rafael Nadal 2015
107 France Jérémy Chardy 2016
108 Germany Andre Begemann 2016
109 India Saketh Myneni 2016
110 India Ramkumar Ramanathan 2016
111 Brazil André Sá 2017
112 Spain Guillermo García-López 2017
113 Chinese Taipei Yen-Hsun Lu 2017
114 Argentina Juan Martin Del Potro 2017
115 Germany Dustin Brown 2017
116 Canada Adil Shamasdin 2017
117 Croatia Antonio Sancic 2017
118 Germany Alexander Zverev 2017
119 United States James Cerretani 2018
120 United Kingdom Joe Salisbury 2018
121 Mexico Miguel Ángel Reyes-Varela 2018
122 France Benoit Paire 2019
123 Austria Philipp Oswald 2019
124 Belgium Sander Gillé 2019
125 Australia Rameez Junaid 2019
126 New Zealand Marcus Daniell 2019
127 Romania Marius Copil 2019
128 United States Jack Sock 2019
129 Argentina Guillermo Durán 2019
130 India Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 2019
131 Australia Matthew Ebden 2020

Partners in Mixed doubles

No. Partner Year
1 Indonesia Yayuk Basuki 1994–1995
2 Japan Kyōko Nagatsuka 1996
3 Romania Ruxandra Dragomir-Ilie 1997
4 Latvia Larisa Savchenko 1998
5 Japan Rika Hiraki 1998
6 United States Katrina Adams 1999
7 United States Lisa Raymond 1999–2002
8 Netherlands Miriam Oremans 2002
9 United States Martina Navratilova 2002–2005
10 France Nathalie Dechy 2006
11 Russia Maria Kirilenko 2006
12 Australia Samantha Stosur 2006–2007, 2019
13 United States Meghann Shaughnessy 2007
14 Hungary Ágnes Szávay 2008
15 Russia Nadia Petrova 2008
16 Australia Rennae Stubbs 2008
17 Zimbabwe Cara Black 2008–2011
18 Czech Republic Iveta Benešová 2011
19 Russia Elena Vesnina 2011–2013
20 India Sania Mirza 2012 (Olympics)
21 Serbia Jelena Janković 2013
22 China Zheng Saisai 2013
23 Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová 2014
24 Switzerland Martina Hingis 2015–2017
25 China Xu Yifan 2017
26 Latvia Jelena Ostapenko 2020

Other partners

Indian Team

World Team Tennis

Champions Tennis League

Partnership with Mahesh Bhupathi

Leander Paes and his longtime doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes and his longtime doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi

The duo of Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi was nicknamed the ″Indian Express″. Paes' off-and-on partnership with Bhupathi drew constant media attention in their home country.[74][75][76] In the 2006 Asian Games, a loss to the Chinese Taipei team in the team event led Leander to question Bhupathi's commitment to Team India.[77] He once stated in an interview that although he and Bhupathi are friends, he did not consider pairing with his former teammate.[78] However, for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, they reunited for their country,[79] losing in the quarterfinals to eventual champions Federer/Wawrinka.[80]

In 2011, the pair won doubles at the Chennai Open. They reunited to play in a Grand Slam Tournament after nine years and claimed runners-up in the 2011 Australian Open and reached the semifinals in the year-end championships.[81]

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a high success rate against various top teams.[82] They have a Davis Cup record for the longest doubles winning streak, with 24 straight wins.[83]

Paes paired with Vishnu Vardhan at the London Olympics 2012, following Bhupathi and Bopanna 's refusal.[84] Paes threatened to withdraw from the Olympics rather than play with Vardhan, whose world ranking was 296,[85] but withdrew the threat a week later.[86] Paes and Vardhan reached the second round of the tournament, losing to French silver medalists Llodra/Tsonga.

Davis Cup record

The duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
(24 consecutive wins, total 25–2)

SL Year Opponent Result
1 1995 Croatia Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanišević W
2 1996 Netherlands Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis L
3 1996 Sweden Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti L
4 1997 Czech Republic Martin Damm / Petr Korda W
5 1997 Chile Nicolás Massú / Marcelo Ríos W
6 1998 United Kingdom Neil Broad / Tim Henman W
7 1999 South Korea Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik Lee W
8 1999