- Highest Ranking No. 1
- Weeks @ No. 1 - 37 Weeks
- Match Record 770-457 (62.8%)
Through his dominance on the court, Leander Paes is largely recognized as one of the greatest doubles players of all time, experiencing significant success throughout his nearly 30-year career. He holds the rare distinction of winning a title at Wimbledon in three decades, winning both doubles and mixed doubles in 1999, mixed doubles victories in 2003 with Martina Navratilova and 2010, followed by another mixed doubles victory alongside Martina Hingis in 2015.
Hailing from India, Paes frequently represented his country at international tournaments. He was a mainstay on the Indian Davis Cup team, participating as a team member for 30 years. Among the many records he holds, he has the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup throughout the tournament’s history with 43 victories. Additionally, Paes remains the only Indian tennis player to medal at the Olympics, winning bronze in singles in 1996, and the only tennis player ever to participate in seven Olympic games.
Despite his Olympics singles success, Paes is primarily recognized for his doubles career, where he won 8 doubles majors, and 10 mixed doubles majors, achieving a career grand slam in both. He was world No. 1 for 37 weeks and remained in the top ten for a staggering 462 weeks, another accolade in his storied career.
30 Years (1990-2010, 2012-2019, 2021) Singles 48-22; DOUBLES 45-13