Australian Open 2015: Leander Paes Announces New Partners for Men’s Doubles, Mixed Doubles

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 | 0

India’s doubles ace, Leander Paes, announced his pairings for the Australian Open 2015 that begins in January Down Under.

Paes, 41, will be joining hands with South African doubles-specialist Raven Klaasen for the men’s doubles event, while he will be seen playing alongside Swiss veteran Martina Hingis in the mixed doubles event.

“When I select a partner, I want him to have my weaknesses as his strengths,” Paes was quoted as saying by the Times of India.

“Raven has world-class backhand and big serves, which is a big plus for our partnership,” he added of his new partner, who will become Paes’ 99th career-partner.

The Mumbai-resident continued: “I will be playing with Raven in the Australian Open next year, but we are contemplating playing in a few warm-up tournaments before that. It may be Doha or Chennai.”

Paes has won 8 men’s doubles and 6 mixed doubles Grand Slam titles till date.


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