Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
|Full name||Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi|
7 June 1974 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|Prize money||$ 6,665,907|
|Highest ranking||No. 217 (2 February 1998)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||Q2 (1998)|
|French Open||Q3 (1996, 1999)|
|Wimbledon||1R (1997, 1998, 2000)|
|US Open||1R (1995)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (26 April 1999)|
|Current ranking||No. 189 (14 November 2016)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1999, 2009, 2011)|
|French Open||W (1999, 2001)|
|US Open||W (2002)|
|Other doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||SF â€“ 4th (2004)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2006, 2009)|
|French Open||W (1997, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||W (2002, 2005)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2005)|
|Davis Cup||QF (1996)|
I am glad that Wimbledon is my last slam. I love the atmosphere and courts of SW19, and it is an addiction, which I will find tough to give up.
I think that tennis has been in a place for many years without any change. Davis Cup and Fed Cup has always been a very exciting platform for players because it is such an individual sport, and we get to play a team competition. We love being part of a team.
Most Indians go into education. Their parents just push them into education like parents in Australia push them into sports.
I'm a deeply spiritual person, and I strongly believe that God is watching over me!
I don't think there's any dearth of talent in India – we've always had the best juniors in the world.
Wimbledon 2014 will be my last slam. To be honest, I am already starting to miss professional tennis, having played at the highest level for two decades. It is what has given me my identity, and I will miss every bit of the action. The thought that I will not be playing anymore is daunting.