Quotes by: Leander Paes

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Leander Paes
Country (sports) India
Residence Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Born (1973-06-17) 17 June 1973 (age 43)
Calcutta, West Bengal, India
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Turned pro 1991
Plays Right-handed (one-handed backhand)
Prize money $8,233,730
Singles
Career record 101–99
Career titles 1
Highest ranking No. 73 (24 August 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open 2R (1997, 2000)
French Open 2R (1997)
Wimbledon 2R (2001)
US Open 3R (1997)
Other tournaments
Olympic Games SF (1996)
Doubles
Career record 728–405
Career titles 55
Highest ranking No. 1 (21 June 1999)
Current ranking No. 59 (28 November 2016)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open W (2012)
French Open W (1999, 2001, 2009)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (2006, 2009, 2013)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2005)
Olympic Games SF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career titles 10
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2003, 2010, 2015)
French Open W (2016)
Wimbledon W (1999, 2003, 2010, 2015)
US Open W (2008, 2015)
Other mixed doubles tournaments
Olympic Games QF (2012)
Team competitions
Davis Cup SF (1993)

I know, in India, specially in Bollywood and the sports fraternity, there is a lot of negative media attention on prominent public figures.
Leander Paes
I believe India has multi-talented people, so I have also embarked on my journey as an actor. I don't need to be a celebrity, since tennis has already given fame to me.
Leander Paes
I wanted to emulate my parents - Mum captained India in basketball, and Dad won a bronze in hockey in 1972 Olympics. My focus has always been to achieve excellence whether in the field of tennis, in the corporate field, in the art of acting or in motivating youngsters.
Leander Paes
Age is just a number. When I started, I never worried about how long I was going to play. I had very specific goals, and that's what I really chased.
Leander Paes
When the headache persisted, I checked myself into an emergency room. When the doctor used the term 'brain tumour', I feared the worst. My whole world shrank around me.
Leander Paes
Director of any film is very important, and an actor has to leave himself in his hands to mould.
Leander Paes
My audiences have given me lots of love as a tennis player. I hope they appreciate my passion for acting.
Leander Paes
I love taking challenges, as my name Leander means 'lion's heart.'
Leander Paes
If I have a reason to do something, and I have enough passion, I generally succeed.
Leander Paes
I've always had this hyper kinetic energy, so I don't really need much sleep at night.
Leander Paes
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