Tennis veteran Leander Paes to retire next year
India's veteran tennis player Leander Paes, 46, announced on Wednesday that 2020 would be his "farewell year" as a professional before he hangs up his racket.
Paes, who started his professional career in 1991, has won 18 doubles and mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and a bronze medal in the singles at the 1996 Olympics.
He won a total of 54 doubles titles in his career, partnering more than 100 players. He is also the most successful doubles player in the history of the Davis Cup with 43 victories in 56 matches.
At the peak of his career at the turn of the century, Paes was ranked No. 1 in the doubles circuit along with Mahesh Bhupathi, with whom he won three Grand Slam titles. - REUTERS