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Paes-Bhupathi: Why we miss the 'Indian Express'

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi won two French Open and one Wimbledon title together Photograph: (DNA)

New Delhi, India Apr 10, 2017, 09.48 AM (IST)

Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes may be squabbling at the moment but Indian Tennis fans fondly remember their contribution in the doubles event when the Indian duo dominated the Tennis world.

Paes and Bhupathi were unstoppable in the period between 1997 to 2002 winning Grand Slams and several ATP doubles events together which put India firmly on the world Tennis map.  

The 'Indian Express' destroyed everything in their wake ranked No-1 doubles pair in 1999 - their greatest year ever, however, it all ended badly as they fell out amid an apparent clash of egos depriving fans around the world of more Grand Slam trophies. 

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  GRAND SLAM TITLES

  

Year Championship Opponents
1999 French Open Goran Ivaniševic (Croatia), Jeff Tarango (US)
1999 Wimbledon Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands), Jared Palmer (United States)
2001 French Open  Petr Pála, Pavel Vízner (Czech Republic)

  

ATP CAREER TITLES

Year Tournament Opponents
1997 Chennai, India Oleg Ogorodov (Uzbekistan), Eyal Ran (Israel)
1997 Prague, Czech Republic Petr Luxa (Czech Republic), David Škoch (Czech Republic)
1997 Montréal, Canada Sébastien Lareau (Canada), Alex O'Brien (United States)
1997 Beijing, China Jim Courier (United States), Alex O'Brien (United States)
1997 Singapore Rick Leach (United States), Jonathan Stark (United States)
1998 Doha, Qatar Olivier Delaître (France), Fabrice Santoro (France)
1998 Dubai, UAE Donald Johnson (United States), Francisco Montana (United States)
1998 Chennai, India Olivier Delaître (France), Max Mirnyi (Belarus)
1998 Rome, Italy Ellis Ferreira (South Africa), Rick Leach (United States)
1998 Shanghai, China     Todd Woodbridge (Australia), Mark Woodforde (Australia)
1998 Paris, France Jacco Eltingh (Netherlands), Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands)
1999 Chennai, India Wayne Black (Zimbabwe), Neville Godwin (South Africa)
1999 Paris, France Goran Ivaniševic (Croatia), Jeff Tarango (United States)
1999 London, United Kingdom Paul Haarhuis (Netherlands), Jared Palmer (United States)
2000 Tokyo, Japan Michael Hill (Australia), Jeff Tarango (United States)
2001 Atlanta, US Rick Leach (United States), David Macpherson (Australia)
2001 Houston, US Kevin Kim (United States), Jim Thomas (United States)
2001 Paris, France Petr Pála (Czech Republic), Pavel Vízner (Czech Republic)
2001 Cincinnati, United States Martin Damm (Czech Republic), David Prinosil (Germany)
2002 Chennai, India Tomáš Cibulec (Czech Republic), Ota Fukárek (Czech Republic)
2002 Majorca, Spain Julian Knowle (Austria), Michael Kohlmann (Germany)
2004 Toronto, Canada Jonas Björkman (Sweden), Max Mirnyi (Belarus)
2011 Chennai, India Robin Haase (Netherlands), David Martin (United States)
2011 Miami, United States Max Mirnyi (Belarus), Daniel Nestor (Canada)
2011 Cincinnati, United States Michaël Llodra (France), Nenad Zimonjic (Serbia)

 

(WION)

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