Paes and Stepanek won Australian Open Doubles

Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek carrying the winning trophy for men's doubles

This article was last updated on April 16, 2022

Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek carrying the winning trophy for men's doublesThe Indian tennis organization on Saturday has applauded Leander Paes for winning a Grand Slam title at the age of 38 and recitation him as a “born doubles player”. Paes on Saturday has finished his career Grand Slam by winning the Australian Open men’s doubles title with first-time partner, Radek Stepanek as they outplayed world’s top pair of Mike and Bob Bryan.

Former Davis Cup skipper, Jaideep Mukherjea has said that the way Paes and Stepanek played, it won’t be revelation if they win another Slam in the 2012 season. “It’s implausible for Indian tennis. We are all excited. All credit goes to Paes for winning a Grand Slam at the age of 38. To win with a new partner is even more amazing,” Mukherjea has told.

Mukherjea has stated that Paes and Stepanek took their game few indentations above their opponents in the title round. “Their service return was fantastic. Even in the tie-breaker, they were so dominating. If they play like this, they could win another Grand Slam together. Doubles is all about reflexes and they were very agile,” he has said.

India’s current Davis Cup captain, SP Misra has told that Paes is a superb deuce court player and that’s why he is so succesful with advantage court specialists.

“He can disturb the rhythm of any player in the world. Such is his repertiore of shots. This is a remarkable achievement. He is born doubles player,” Misra has said.

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