Leander Paes Targets Podium Finish at Rio Olympics 2016

by Vishal Gajaria | Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 | 0


India’s ace doubles tennis player, Leander Paes, has set his eyes upon a podium finish at the next year’s Rio Olympics after a successful season this year. The 42-year-old veteran already has a bronze medal from the 1996 Atlanta Olympics to his name.

“I won my first Olympics medal – a bronze – in 1996 in singles. The Rio Games will be my seventh Olympics. It would be nice to have another medal,” a buoyant Paes was quoted as per saying by The Star Online.

Paes, a 17-time Grand Slam champion, has in fact found a dream mixed doubles partner in Switzerland’s Martina Hingis this year. The duo has triumphed at three off the four majors – Australian Open, Wimbledon and US Open – this season.

The pair, of course, will not be joining hands at the Olympics as they will represent their respective countries. Paes is poised to partner compatriot Rohan Bopanna for the men’s doubles event, while it continues to be unknown as to who partners Sania Mirza for the mixed doubles event.






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