Leander Paes creates a world record for most doubles wins in Davis Cup history
India’s veteran tennis star Leander Paes has set a world record. Paes history has created the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup. Paes in the Asia / Oceania Group tie with China in the Davis Cup.
The 44-year-old Paes, making his comeback to the squad, and Bopanna downed a fighting Chinese pair of Mo Xin Gong and Ze Zhang 5-7 7-6(5) 7-6(3) in the do-or-die doubles rubber of the Asia/Oceania Group I tie.
Paes also became the sixth player in ATP World Tour history (since 1973) to record 750 doubles match wins (750-433).
Spanning his long career, Paes has partnered with nearly 120 different players. At age of 16, Paes had made his Davis Cup debut in 1990 alongside Zeeshan Ali,
India, who lost to the singles quarterfinals against China on Friday, must have been in the top of the three-day match to win this tie. If India fails to take this tie, this will be the first defeat in the Asia / Oceania group in five years.
— Kuldeep Bishnoi (@bishnoikuldeep) April 7, 2018
— India@Sports (@India_AllSports) April 7, 2018
Another doubles win for @Leander. When his colleagues are playing in the veterans, he’ll be playing in the Slams!
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 7, 2018