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Leander
Leander Paes
Midfielder
PLACE OF BIRTH
Kolkata
DATE OF BIRTH
17 Jun 73
HEIGHT
5ft 10

Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time, having achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline. 

He is a former Davis Cup team captain, and holds the record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 42 victories 

He also plays in World TeamTennis for the Washington Kastles, being on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and 2011 for all of World Team Tennis.

He is the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.

Leander is a quick, creative and hard-working player with an eye for goal, who is known in particular for his energy, skill and work-rate on the pitch. Although naturally right-footed, due to his ability with either foot, he is capable of playing anywhere along the front line, on either flank, or through the centre of the pitch. He has been deployed as a supporting striker, as a winger, as a false-9, and even as an attacking midfielder; he has recently also been used in a more advanced, central role, as a main striker.

A talented forward, Paes is gifted with excellent technical ability, agility, flair and acceleration, which enables him to dribble past opponents with feints in one on one situations, create space, and either score goals himself or set-up his teammates.



SOCIAL CONNECT
    • @Leander

      There is no greater motivation I have ever needed than having the chance to raise the tricolour high. Celebrating o… https://t.co/vX49z5tvQh

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    • @Leander

      RT @KarnRateria: By 2050, there will be more plastic in the sea than fish. 50% of the plastic we use, we use once and throw away. Over 5…

    • @LeanderPaes

      Snuck in some sightseeing in Washington over the weekend 😄

    • @Leander

      Snuck in some sightseeing in Washington over the weekend 😄 https://t.co/chD55CdJQw

    • @LeanderPaes

      Hi leander. Can we catch up when u are in Kolkata @ 9830113377

    • @Leander

      Thank you so much for your support sir. It was a pleasure meeting you as well and thoroughly enjoyed our conversati… https://t.co/Vhn4f9A4Lq

    • @LeanderPaes

      Will I get over this day ever? Probably not! Just another boy from Kolkata who believed he could. But let me tell you it took a LOT more than just belief. Look Dada, now we can finally sit on the same table as two Olympic champions 😄 I earned that for you, me, for our people and for our country. It feels GOOD🏅Today, 23 years ago!!

    • @Leander

      I’ll never get over this day. Just another boy who believed he could. But it took a LOT more than just belief. Look… https://t.co/O2FnhWT6qz

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