The academy played a key role in his early development.Leander earned international fame when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and rose to no. Paes is a direct descendant of the 19th century Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta through his mother.His first successful year in the ATP circuit came in 1993, when he partnered Sébastien Lareau to reach the US Open doubles semifinal.After having a moderate season in 1994, he reached the quarter-finals of the 1995 Australian Open doubles with Kevin Ullyett.; born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player.
Paes led the Indian tennis team at the Doha Asian Games in 2006 and won two golds in the men's doubles (partnering Bhupathi) and mixed doubles (partnering Sania Mirza).1997 proved to be a much better year for the team of Paes and Bhupathi, with the semifinals of the US Open their best Grand Slam result. In the same year, Paes had two of his biggest singles results in the ATP tour.The first one came by winning his only ATP singles title at Newport, and the second was beating Pete Sampras, 6–3, 6–4 at the New Haven ATP tournament in the only meeting in their career.He was on the 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 20 for all of World Team Tennis.Leander was born in Calcutta, India, on 17 June 1973 to Vece Paes, a Goan, and, Jennifer Paes, from Calcutta. Vece was a midfielder in the bronze medal-winning Indian field hockey team at the 1972 Munich Olympics.