Mahesh Bhupathi

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Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi US Open 2009-2010-01-02.jpg
Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
Full nameMahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi
Country (sports)Flag of India.svg  India
Born (1974-06-07) 7 June 1974 (age 44)
Chennai, India
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro1995
Retired2016
Prize money $6,665,907 [1]
Singles
Career record10–28
Career titles0
Highest rankingNo. 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)
Doubles
Career record687–364
Career titles52
Highest ranking No. 1 (26 April 1999)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1999, 2009, 2011)
French Open W (1999, 2001)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (2002)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2012)
Olympic Games SF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career record115–53
Career titles8
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2006, 2009)
French Open W (1997, 2012)
Wimbledon W (2002, 2005)
US Open W (1999, 2005)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (1996)
Last updated on: 14 November 2016.

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is a retired Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki). [lower-alpha 1] With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League. In December 2016, Bhupathi was appointed as India's next non-playing Davis Cup captain and took over the reins from Anand Amritraj in February 2017. [2] He is also a part of the Hon. Board of Advisors of IIMUN.

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Contents

Career

1995–2006

Mahesh Bhupathi is known as one of the top doubles players in the 1990s and 2000s. In 1999, Bhupathi won three doubles titles with Leander Paes, including the French Open and Wimbledon. He and Paes became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams, the first time such a feat has been achieved in the open era and the first time since 1952. On 26 April of that year, they became the world no. 1 doubles team. Bhupathi also won the US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan.

Leander Paes Indian tennis player

Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time, having achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline.

French Open French Open Tennis Championships

The French Open, also called Roland-Garros, is a major tennis tournament held over two weeks between late May and early June at the Stade Roland-Garros in Paris, France. The venue is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. It is the premier clay court tennis championship event in the world and the second of four annual Grand Slam tournaments, the other three being the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the US Open. The French Open is currently the only Grand Slam event held on clay, and it is the zenith of the spring clay court season. Because of the seven rounds needed for a championship, the slow-playing surface and the best-of-five-set men's singles matches, the event is widely considered to be the most physically demanding tennis tournament in the world.

The Championships, Wimbledon, commonly known simply as Wimbledon, is the oldest tennis tournament in the world, and is regarded by many as the most prestigious. It has been held at the All England Club in Wimbledon, London, since 1877 and is played on outdoor grass courts.

In 2006, Bhupathi teamed with Martina Hingis in the Australian Open mixed doubles competition. Entering the tournament unseeded and as wildcards, [3] the first-time pair defeated four seeded opponents along the way, while only dropping a single set throughout. Bhupathi and Hingis defeated the sixth-seeded team of Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva in straight sets, 6–3, 6–3, to capture the championship. It was the sixth mixed doubles Grand Slam for Bhupathi, and a first for Hingis. By winning the Australian Open, Bhupathi completed a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles.

Martina Hingis Swiss tennis player

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Elena Likhovtseva Russian tennis player

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2007–2008

In 2007, Bhupathi and Radek Štěpánek reached the 2007 Australian Open men's doubles event's quarterfinals. Bhupathi teamed with Štěpánek at the 2007 French Open to make the doubles semifinals, defeating two-year defending champions Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi in the quarterfinals. The team lost to the eventual champions Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor. After Wimbledon, Bhupathi teamed with Pavel Vízner to win the 2007 Canada Masters, defeating the top-ranked doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan en route. After this victory, he won a tournament in New Haven with Nenad Zimonjić. At the 2007 US Open, he and Zimonjić paired in doubles. After the US Open, the team that beat Bhupathi and Štěpánek in the French Open semifinals, Knowles and Nestor, split up. Bhupathi became Knowles' partner, [4] while Zimonjić became Nestor's, but back surgery meant he was out until the end of the year. [5]

Radek Štěpánek Czech tennis player

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The 2007 Australian Open was a Grand Slam tennis tournament held in Melbourne, Australia from 15 January until 28 January 2007.

2009–2012

In 2009, Bhupathi and compatriot Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, beating Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram, 6–3, 6–1, in the final. The Indian pair thus made up for the disappointment of the previous year's final when they were beaten by Sun Tiantian and Nenad Zimonjić. With this win, Bhupathi's count in mixed doubles Grand Slam titles increased to seven.

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Nathalie Dechy French tennis player

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Andy Ram Israeli tennis player

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Bhupathi broke up his partnership with Knowles and began playing once again with Max Mirnyi, with whom he played to win the 2002 US Open. [6] In 2011, Bhupathi reunited with former playing partner Leander Paes for the 2011 Australian Open. The team reached the final, but lost 3–6, 4–6 to the Bryan brothers. [7] On 7 June 2012, Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the French Open mixed doubles. [8] On 4 November 2012, Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Masters cup. [9] In spite of suffering a setback with their loss against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in the ATP Tour Finals opener, [10] the Indian duo reached the final round of the ATP Tour Finals, but suffered a defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc López. [11]

Max Mirnyi Belorussian tennis player

Maksim "Max" Mirnyi is a Belarusian former professional tennis player.

The 2002 US Open was held between August 26 – September 8, 2002.

2011 Australian Open 2011 Australian Open Tennis Championships

The 2011 Australian Open was a tennis tournament featuring six different competitions, and part of the 2011 ATP World Tour, the 2011 WTA Tour, ITF Junior Tour and the NEC Tour, as tournaments for professional, junior and wheelchair players were held. The tournament took place at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from 17 January to 30 January, it was the 99th edition of the Australian Open and the first Grand Slam event of 2011. The tournament was played on hard courts and was organised by the International Tennis Federation and Tennis Australia.

Bhupathi serves in his third-round match partnering Mark Knowles during the 2008 US Open. Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles-2010-01-02.jpg
Bhupathi serves in his third-round match partnering Mark Knowles during the 2008 US Open.

2013

Bhupathi and Bopanna played with different partners for the first three months of 2013, Bhupathi winning the tournament in Dubai in March with Michaël Llodra, but rejoined starting with the Monte-Carlo Masters. [12]

Playing Style

Mahesh Bhupathi is known for his big serve. According to Nadal, his strong back hand makes him the best for an Ad Court player. Roger Federer acclaims him as one of the best players of all time. [13] He often discusses strategies between the serves with his partner during the match and also communicates using finger-at-the-back signals.

Year-end finals [14]

Bhupathi appeared with Paes in six season finales. In 2011, they appeared, for the first time since 2002, after securing qualification in mid-October.

Bhupathi played at the year-end championships with Paes from 1997–2000 and in 2002, reaching three finals. In 1997, they lost the final to Rick Leach and Jonathan Stark. They lost the 1999 final to Sébastien Lareau and Alex O’Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.

Bhupathi also qualified with Max Mirnyi in 2003, 2004, and 2010, when they finished runners-up to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić.

He appeared at the finals with Mark Knowles in 2008 and 2009. In 2012, he and Rohan Bopanna made it to the final, where they lost to Marcel Granollers and Marc López.

Significant finals

Grand Slam tournament finals

Doubles: 10 (4 titles, 6 runner-ups)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Loss 1999 Australian Open Hard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Pat Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6
Win 1999 French Open Clay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Win 1999 Wimbledon Grass Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul Haarhuis
Flag of the United States.svg Jared Palmer
6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)
Loss 1999 US Open Hard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
6–7(7–9), 4–6
Win 2001 French Open (2)Clay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Pála
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner
7–6(7–5), 6–3
Win 2002 US OpenHard Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Novák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss 2003 WimbledonGrass Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
Loss 2009 Australian OpenHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–2, 5–7, 0–6
Loss 2009 US OpenHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Dlouhý
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss 2011 Australian OpenHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 12 (8 titles, 4 runner-ups)

By winning the 2006 Australian Open title, Bhupathi completed the mixed doubles Career Grand Slam. He became the eighth male player in history to achieve this.

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
Win 1997 French Open Clay Flag of Japan.svg Rika Hiraki Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Raymond
Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Galbraith
6–4, 6–1
Loss 1998 Wimbledon Grass Flag of Croatia.svg Mirjana Lučić Flag of the United States.svg Serena Williams
Flag of Belarus (1995-2012).svg Max Mirnyi
4–6, 4–6
Win 1999 US Open Hard Flag of Japan.svg Ai Sugiyama Flag of the United States.svg Kimberly Po
Flag of the United States.svg Donald Johnson
6–4, 6–4
Win 2002 WimbledonGrass Flag of Russia.svg Elena Likhovtseva Flag of Slovakia.svg Daniela Hantuchová
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 1–6, 6–1
Loss 2003 French OpenClay Flag of Russia.svg Elena Likhovtseva Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Raymond
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Win 2005 Wimbledon (2)Grass Flag of France.svg Mary Pierce Flag of Ukraine.svg Tatiana Perebiynis
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
6–4, 6–2
Win 2005 US Open (2)Hard Flag of Slovakia.svg Daniela Hantuchová Flag of Slovenia.svg Katarina Srebotnik
Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–2
Win 2006 Australian Open Hard Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis Flag of Russia.svg Elena Likhovtseva
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–3
Loss 2008 Australian OpenHard Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Sun Tiantian
Flag of Serbia (2004-2010).svg Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Win 2009 Australian Open (2)Hard Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza Flag of France.svg Nathalie Dechy
Flag of Israel.svg Andy Ram
6–3, 6–1
Loss 2011 WimbledonGrass Flag of Russia.svg Elena Vesnina Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Iveta Benešová
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 2–6
Win 2012 French Open (2)Clay Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza Flag of Poland.svg Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Flag of Mexico.svg Santiago González
7–6(7–3), 6–1

Olympic medal matches

Doubles: 1 (1 fourth place)

OutcomeYearChampionshipSurfacePartnerOpponentsScore
4th place 2004 Summer Olympics, AthensHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić
Flag of Croatia.svg Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP career finals

Doubles: 96 (52–44)

Legend
Grand Slam (4–6)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–5)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (16–13)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (8–7)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (24–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (32–26)
Clay (13–4)
Grass (2–6)
Carpet (5–7)
OutcomeW–LDateTournamentSurfacePartneringOpponent in the finalScore
Win1–0Apr 1997 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Oleg Ogorodov
Flag of Israel.svg Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Win2–0May 1997 Prague, Czech RepublicClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Luxa
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Škoch
6–1, 6–1
Loss2–1Jul 1997 Los Angeles, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Win3–1Aug 1997 Montréal, CanadaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
7–6, 6–3
Win4–1Aug 1997 New Haven, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Win5–1Oct 1997 Beijing, ChinaHard (i) Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Jim Courier
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
7–5, 7–6
Win6–1Oct 1997 Singapore, SingaporeCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Loss6–2Nov 1997 Hartford, United StatesCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
Flag of the United States.svg Jonathan Stark
3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Win7–2Jan 1998 Doha, QatarHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître
Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Win8–2Feb 1998 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Donald Johnson
Flag of the United States.svg Francisco Montana
6–2, 7–5
Win9–2Apr 1998 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of France.svg Olivier Delaître
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Win10–2May 1998 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of South Africa.svg Ellis Ferreira
Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Win11–2Oct 1998 Shanghai, ChinaCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Loss11–3Oct 1998 Singapore, SingaporeCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Loss11–4Nov 1998 Stuttgart, GermanyHard (i) Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Win12–4Nov 1998 Paris, FranceCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jacco Eltingh
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2
Loss12–5Feb 1999 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Win13–5Apr 1999 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black
Flag of South Africa.svg Neville Godwin
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Win14–5Jun 1999 Paris, FranceClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Croatia.svg Goran Ivanišević
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Win15–5Jul 1999 London, United KingdomGrass Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul Haarhuis
Flag of the United States.svg Jared Palmer
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Loss15–6Sep 1999 New York, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Loss15–7Nov 1999 Hartford, United StatesCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau
Flag of the United States.svg Alex O'Brien
3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Win16–7May 2000 St. Poelten, AustriaClay Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Kratzmann Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Gaudenzi
Flag of Italy.svg Diego Nargiso
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Loss16–8Jun 2000 Halle, GermanyGrass Flag of Germany.svg David Prinosil Flag of Sweden.svg Nicklas Kulti
Flag of Sweden.svg Mikael Tillström
6–7, 6–7
Win17–8Oct 2000 Tokyo, JapanHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Australia (converted).svg Michael Hill
Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Loss17–9Dec 2000 Bangalore, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Donald Johnson
Flag of South Africa.svg Piet Norval
6–7, 3–6, 4–6
Win18–9Apr 2001 Atlanta, United StatesClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
Flag of Australia (converted).svg David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Win19–9May 2001 Houston, United StatesClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Kevin Kim
Flag of the United States.svg Jim Thomas
7–6, 6–2
Win20–9Jun 2001 Paris, FranceClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Pála
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Win21–9Aug 2001 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm
Flag of Germany.svg David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
Loss21–10Aug 2001 Indianapolis, United StatesHard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of the United States.svg Brian MacPhie
6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Loss21–11Oct 2001 Moscow, RussiaCarpet Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Sandon Stolle
3–6, 0–6
Loss21–12Oct 2001 Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of South Africa.svg Ellis Ferreira
Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6
Loss21–13Nov 2001 Paris, FranceCarpet Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of South Africa.svg Ellis Ferreira
Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Win22–13Jan 2002 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Tomáš Cibulec
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Ota Fukárek
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Win23–13May 2002 Majorca, SpainClay Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle
Flag of Germany.svg Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
Win24–13May 2002 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of the United States.svg Jan-Michael Gambill Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 6–4
Loss24–14Jun 2002 London, United KingdomGrass Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
5–7, 3–6
Loss24–15Aug 2002 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the United States.svg James Blake
Flag of the United States.svg Todd Martin
5–7, 3–6
Loss24–16Aug 2002 Indianapolis, United StatesHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Win25–16Aug 2002 Long Island, United StatesHard Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Petr Pála
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–4
Win26–16Sep 2002 New York, United StatesHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Jiří Novák
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Loss26–17Oct 2002 Madrid, SpainHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
3–6, 5–7, 0–6
Loss26–18Jan 2003 Sydney, AustraliaHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joshua Eagle Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nathan Healey
6–7, 4–6
Win27–18Apr 2003 Estoril, PortugalClay Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Argentina.svg Lucas Arnold Ker
Flag of Argentina.svg Mariano Hood
6–1, 6–2
Win28–18Apr 2003 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra
Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Loss28–19May 2003 Hamburg, GermanyClay Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
4–6, 6–7
Loss28–20Jun 2003 London, United KingdomGrass Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
7–5, 4–6, 6–7
Loss28–21Jul 2003 London, United KingdomGrass Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 3–6, 6–7, 3–6
Win29–21Aug 2003 Montréal, CanadaHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 7–6
Win30–21Oct 2003 Moscow, RussiaCarpet Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
Loss30–22Oct 2003 Vienna, AustriaHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Switzerland.svg Yves Allegro
Flag of Switzerland.svg Roger Federer
6–7, 5–7
Win31–22Oct 2003 Madrid, SpainHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Win32–22Jan 2004 Auckland, New ZealandHard Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Win33–22Mar 2004 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Win34–22May 2004 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Arthurs
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Win35–22Jul 2004 Båstad, SwedenClay Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Aspelin
Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Perry
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Win36–22Aug 2004 Toronto, CanadaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman
Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Loss36–23Oct 2004 Moscow, RussiaCarpet Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman Flag of Russia.svg Igor Andreev
Flag of Russia.svg Nikolay Davydenko
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Loss36–24Jan 2005 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Yen-Hsun Lu
Flag of Germany.svg Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Win37–24Jan 2005 Sydney, AustraliaHard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge Flag of France.svg Arnaud Clément
Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra
6–3, 6–3
Win38–24Sep 2006 Beijing, ChinaHard Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić Flag of Germany.svg Michael Berrer
Flag of Denmark.svg Kenneth Carlsen
6–4, 6–3
Win39–24Oct 2006 Mumbai, IndiaHard Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna
Flag of India.svg Mustafa Ghouse
6–4, 6–7, [10–8]
Loss39–25Mar 2007 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 7–6, [7–10]
Win40–25Aug 2007 Montréal, CanadaHard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Win41–25Aug 2007 New Haven, United StatesHard Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić Flag of Poland.svg Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–3
Win42–25Mar 2008 Memphis, United StatesHard (i) Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Thailand.svg Sanchai Ratiwatana
Flag of Thailand.svg Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–6, 6–2
Win43–25Mar 2008 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner
7–5, 7–6
Loss43–26Mar 2008 Miami, United StatesHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
2–6, 2–6
Loss43–27Apr 2008 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Spain.svg Rafael Nadal
Flag of Spain.svg Tommy Robredo
3–6, 3–6
Loss43–28Jun 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, NetherlandsGrass Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić
Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6
Loss43–29Aug 2008 New Haven, United StatesHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Melo
Flag of Brazil.svg André Sá
5–7, 2–6
Loss43–30Oct 2008 Madrid, SpainHard (i) Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Poland.svg Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Matkowski
4–6, 2–6
Win44–30Oct 2008 Basel, SwitzerlandCarpet Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Germany.svg Christopher Kas
Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–3
Loss44–31Jan 2009 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
6–2, 5–7, 0–6
Loss44–32Apr 2009 Barcelona, SpainClay Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–7
Win45–32Aug 2009 Montréal, CanadaHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
Flag of Israel.svg Andy Ram
6–4, 6–3
Loss45–33Sep 2009 New York, United StatesHard Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Dlouhý
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Loss45–34Apr 2010 Miami, United StatesHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lukáš Dlouhý
Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Loss45–35Apr 2010 Monte Carlo, MonacoClay Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 0–2, RET.
Loss45–36Aug 2010 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Loss45–37Nov 2010 Valencia, SpainHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Andy Murray
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Murray
6–7(8–10), 7–5, [7–10]
Win46–37Nov 2010 Paris, FranceHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles
Flag of Israel.svg Andy Ram
7–5, 7–5
Loss46–38Nov 2010 London, United KingdomHard (i) Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Win47–38Jan 2011 Chennai, IndiaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robin Haase
Flag of the United States.svg David Martin
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Loss47–39Jan 2011 Melbourne, AustraliaHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Win48–39Apr 2011 Miami, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Loss48–40Jun 2011 London, United KingdomGrass Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Win49–40Aug 2011 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Leander Paes Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Win50–40Mar 2012 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of Poland.svg Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Flag of Poland.svg Marcin Matkowski
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Loss50–41Aug 2012 Cincinnati, United StatesHard Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Lindstedt
Flag of Romania.svg Horia Tecău
4–6, 4–6
Loss50–42Oct 2012 Shanghai, ChinaHard Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of India.svg Leander Paes
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [5–10]
Win51–42Nov 2012 Paris, FranceHard (i) Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of Pakistan.svg Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jean-Julien Rojer
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Loss51–43Nov 2012 London, United KingdomHard (i) Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of Spain.svg Marcel Granollers
Flag of Spain.svg Marc López
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Win52–43Mar 2013 Dubai, United Arab EmiratesHard Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Lindstedt
Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6)
Loss52–44May 2013 Rome, ItalyClay Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna Flag of the United States.svg Bob Bryan
Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan
2–6, 3–6

Performance timelines

Doubles

Tournament1995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016W–L
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open AA 1R SF F A 1R 2R 1R QF QF 3R QF SF F 1R F 3R 3R 2R 1R 2R 41–19
French Open AA 2R SF W 2R W SF QF SF 1R QF SF 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 1R A40–16
Wimbledon Q1 Q2 1R 2R W 3R 1R QF F 3R 2R 1R A 1R QF 3R 2R 2R QF A 1R A29–16
US Open 2R Q1 SF SF F 1R 1R W QF 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R F 2R QF 1R 1R AAA38–17
Win–Loss1–10–05–413–422–23–36–314–310–410–46–45–48–36–415–44–410–43–45–41–10–31–1148–68
Year-end Championship
Masters Cup DNQ F RR F F NH RR RR RR Did Not Qualify RR SF F SF F Did Not Qualify24–23
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 2R Not Held 2R Not Held 4th Not Held QF Not Held 2R Not HeldA8–6
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells AAAA SF A 1R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R AAA11–14
Miami A Q1 2R 1R 2R AA QF 1R 2R QF A 1R F 1R F W SF 2R 1R AA23–14
Monte Carlo AAA SF 2R A SF 1R W QF QF SF 2R F QF F A 2R AAAA22–13
Madrid Not Held F W SF QF 1R A F 2R AA SF QF A 1R 2R 16–10
Rome AAA W 1R 1R 1R QF SF W SF 2R 1R 2R SF 2R 2R SF F AAA21–14
Canada AA W SF A QF 1R 2R W W QF A W QF W SF 2R 2R AAAA28–9
Cincinnati AA QF 1R 2R 1R W F SF QF QF 2R 2R SF SF F W F AAAA27–14
Shanghai Not Held SF QF SF F AAAA8–4
Paris AA 1R W 2R 1R F 2R A SF AAA 2R 2R W 2R W AAAA16–9
Hamburg AAA QF 2R 2R 1R W F 2R QF 1R 2R 2R Not Masters Series12–9
Stuttgart AA QF F A 2R QF Not Held6–4
Win–Loss0–00–09–417–62–64–612–718–819–517–79–84–67–612–912–816–711–516–85–50–10–11–1190–114
Career statistics
1995199619971998199920002001200220032004200520062007200820092010201120122013201420152016Career
Titles / Finals0 / 00 / 06 / 86 / 83 / 62 / 44 / 85 / 95 / 105 / 61 / 22 / 22 / 33 / 81 / 41 / 63 / 52 / 51 / 20 / 00 / 00 / 052 / 96
Year-end Ranking162106113239644719302167671135344699186

Mixed doubles

Tournament1997199819992000200120022003200420052006200720082009201020112012201320142015SR
Grand Slam Tournaments
Australian Open ASF2RA2RSFQF1RAW1RFWAQFSFQF2R1R2 / 15
French Open W2RQFASFQFF1RQF2R1RSF1R1R2RW1RAA2 / 16
Wimbledon 3RF2R1RSFW3RQFW2R2R2R3R2RF2R1RA1R2 / 18
US Open 1RQFW1R1R2R2R2RWAQF2RSF1R1R2R1RAA2 / 16
SR1 / 30 / 41 / 40 / 20 / 41 / 40 / 40 / 42 / 31 / 30 / 40 / 41 / 40 / 30 / 41 / 40 / 40 / 10 / 28 / 65

Davis Cup and Asian Games

Bhupathi has donned Indian colours numerous times for the Davis Cup as well as other international tournaments, including the Asian Games.

Bhupathi has played 55 matches for India in the Davis Cup (from 1995 to 2011), winning 35 and losing 20. Out of the 35 matches that he won, 27 of his victories came in doubles matches.

In 2006, Bhupathi won the doubles championship with Leander Paes at the Asian Games in Doha. [15]

Personal life

In 2001, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards. Bhupathi is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi in the United States. He is the founder of Globosport India private Limited which he started in 2002 as a sports and entertainment agency. [16]

He married model Shvetha Jaishankar in 2002 but the couple got divorced in 2009 after seven years of marriage. [17] He then married Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta in a civil ceremony on 16 February 2011 at Bandra, Mumbai. [18] It was followed by a Christian ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa. [19]

On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Saira was born on 20 January 2012. [20] In 2010, the couple started a film production company, Big Daddy Productions. [21]

In 2014, Mahesh Bhupathi launched an authentic Indian sports brand, ZEVEN. The company currently endorses Ravindra Jadeja, Rohan Bopanna, Shikhar Dhawan and Mary Kom, amongst others.

Partnerships

Partners in men's doubles

No.PartnerYear
1 Flag of India.svg Leander Paes 1994–2006 2008–2011
2 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Dick Norman 1994
3 Flag of Indonesia.svg Sulistyo Wibowo1995
4 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Belloli 1995
5 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Peter Tramacchi 1995–1996, 1998–1999
6 Flag of South Africa.svg Chris Haggard 1995–1996, 2006
7 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Ross Matheson 1995
8 Flag of the United States.svg Robert Devens1995
9 Flag of Lebanon.svg Ali Hamadeh 1995–1996
10 Flag of Portugal.svg Joao Cunha-Silva 1995
11 Flag of Sweden.svg Tomas Nydahl 1996
12 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jamie Holmes 1996
13 Flag of Serbia and Montenegro.svg Nebojsa Djordjevic 1996
14 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Wayne Black 1996–1997
15 Flag of the United States.svg Kent Kinnear 1996
16 Flag of France.svg Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1997
17 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy Ho 1997
18 Flag of the United States.svg Rick Leach 1997
19 Flag of India.svg Sandeep Kirtane 1997
20 Flag of India.svg Fazaluddin Syed 1998, 2000–2001
21 Flag of the Bahamas.svg Mark Knowles 1998, 2000, 2008–2009, 2011
22 Flag of Russia.svg Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1998
23 Flag of Turkey.svg Baris Ergun1998
24 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Paul Haarhuis 1998
25 Flag of India.svg Srinath Prahlad 1998
26 Flag of India.svg Gaurav Natekar 1998
27 Flag of Italy.svg Mosé Navarra 1999, 2001
28 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Henman 1999, 2003, 2007
29 Flag of Romania.svg Andrei Pavel 1999
30 Flag of South Africa.svg Wayne Ferreira 1999
31 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Florent 1999
32 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Wayne Arthurs 2000
33 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Andrew Kratzmann 2000
34 Flag of Germany.svg David Prinosil 2000
35 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Kevin Ullyett 2000
36 Flag of Serbia.svg Nenad Zimonjić 2000, 2002, 2007, 2012
37 Flag of the United States.svg Scott Humphries 2000
38 Flag of Zimbabwe.svg Byron Black 2000
39 Flag of Slovakia.svg Dominik Hrbatý 2001
40 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Sébastien Lareau 2001
41 Flag of the United States.svg Jeff Tarango 2001–2002
42 Flag of Thailand.svg Wittaya Samrej2001
43 Flag of the United States.svg Jan-Michael Gambill 2002, 2004
44 Flag of the United States.svg Brian MacPhie 2002
45 Flag of Belarus.svg Max Mirnyi 2002–2004, 2010
46 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Todd Woodbridge 2002–2003, 2005
47 Flag of the United States.svg Mike Bryan 2002
48 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman 2002, 2004–2005
49 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Joshua Eagle 2003
50 Flag of India.svg Rohan Bopanna 2003, 2007–2013
51 Flag of Russia.svg Dmitry Tursunov 2004
52 Flag of France.svg Fabrice Santoro 2004, 2006–2007
53 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Paul Hanley 2004, 2007
54 Flag of Chile.svg Fernando González 2005
55 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm 2005
56 Flag of the United States.svg Justin Gimelstob 2005–2007
57 Flag of South Africa.svg Wesley Moodie 2006
58 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Radek Štěpánek 2006–2007
59 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Leoš Friedl 2006
60 Flag of the United States.svg Robby Ginepri 2006
61 Flag of Austria.svg Julian Knowle 2006, 2013
62 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Xavier Malisse 2006
63 Flag of Germany.svg Alexander Waske 2006
64 Flag of Croatia.svg Mario Ančić 2006
65 Flag of the United States.svg James Blake 2006
66 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Vízner 2007
67 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jamie Murray 2007
68 Flag of Spain.svg Marcel Granollers 2011
69 Flag of Slovakia.svg Michal Mertiňák 2011
70 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Daniel Nestor 2013
71 Flag of France.svg Michaël Llodra 2013
72 Flag of Germany.svg Philipp Petzschner 2013
73 Flag of Sweden.svg Robert Lindstedt 2013
74 Flag of the United States.svg Rajeev Ram 2014
75 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Denis Istomin 2014
75 Flag of South Africa.svg Kevin Anderson 2014
76 Flag of India.svg Saketh Myneni 2015
77 Flag of Austria.svg Jürgen Melzer 2015
78 Flag of Russia.svg Mikhail Youzhny 2015
79 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Nick Kyrgios 2015
80 Flag of Colombia.svg Juan Sebastián Cabal 2015
81 Flag of Serbia.svg Janko Tipsarević 2015
82. Flag of Luxembourg.svg Gilles Müller 2016
83. Flag of India.svg Purav Raja 2016
84. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jonathan Marray 2016
85. Flag of India.svg Yuki Bhambri 2016

Partners in mixed doubles

No.PartnerYearAustralian OpenFrench OpenWimbledonUS Open
1 Flag of Japan.svg Rika Hiraki 1997Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
2 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Caroline Vis 1998Black check.svg
3 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rennae Stubbs 1998Black check.svg
4 Flag of Croatia.svg Mirjana Lučić 1998 1999Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
5 Flag of Japan.svg Ai Sugiyama 1999 2000 2001Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
6 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Annabel Ellwood 1999Black check.svg
7 Flag of the United States.svg Martina Navratilova Black check.svg
8 Flag of Russia.svg Elena Likhovtseva 2001 2002 2003 2004Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
9 Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Jelena Dokić 2001Black check.svg
10 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Iroda Tulyaganova 2003Black check.svg
11 Flag of Argentina.svg Paola Suárez 2003, 2007Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
12 Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Raymond 2004 2005Black check.svgBlack check.svg
13 Flag of France.svg Mary Pierce 2005Black check.svg
14 Flag of Slovakia.svg Daniela Hantuchová 2005 2007 2010 2013Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
15 Flag of Switzerland.svg Martina Hingis 2006 2013Black check.svgBlack check.svg
16 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yan Zi 2006Black check.svg
17 Flag of India.svg Sania Mirza 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012Black check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svgBlack check.svg
18 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Zheng Jie 2008 2011Black check.svg
19 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Samantha Stosur 2008Black check.svg
20 Flag of the United States.svg Liezel Huber 2009 2010Black check.svgBlack check.svg
21 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Anastasia Rodionova 2011Black check.svg
22 Flag of Russia.svg Elena Vesnina 2011 2014Black check.svgBlack check.svg
23 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Andrea Hlaváčková 2012Black check.svg
24 Flag of Russia.svg Nadia Petrova 2013Black check.svg
25 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Casey Dellacqua 2013Black check.svg
26 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Jarmila Gajdošová 2015Black check.svg
27. Flag of Russia.svg Alla Kudryavtseva 2015Black check.svg

Other partners

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events

Partnership with Leander Paes

Bhupathi (right) and Leander Paes LeeAndHesh1.jpg
Bhupathi (right) and Leander Paes

Bhupathi and Leander Paes partnered in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but lost the quarterfinals, [22] to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who went on to win the gold medal. [23]

Paes and Bhupathi decided to team up again at the Australian Open 2011, ending a nine-year separation on the ATP circuit. They reached the finals of the event, [24] [25] but lost to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan. [26] Paes stated at the time that the best thing has been to have their friendship back. [27]

The Indian duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 23 straight wins. [28]

Leander Paes wanted to play with Mahesh Bhupathi in the men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held July–August 2012. [29] On 19 June 2012, the All India Tennis association relented to the demands of Bhupathi and Bopanna of not playing along Paes. Two teams were sent for the London Olympics- 2012, with Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna as one team and the other team consisting of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan. [30] Bhupathi also accused AITA of using Sania Mirza as bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics. [31] When AITA relented to the wishes of Bhupathi and Bopanna and permitted them to play together, they lost in the second round to the unseeded French pairing of Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau.

Davis Cup Record

The duo of Bhupathi and Paes has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.

SLYearOpponentResult
1 1995 Flag of Croatia.svg Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanišević W
2 1996 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis L
3 1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Jonas Björkman / Nicklas Kulti L
4 1997 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Damm / Petr Korda W
5 1997 Flag of Chile.svg Nicolás Massú / Marcelo Ríos W
6 1998 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Neil Broad / Tim Henman W
7 1999 Flag of South Korea.svg Kim Dong-hyun / Hyung-Taik Lee W
8 1999 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Shan Jiang / Zhu Benqiang W
9 2001 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu YangW
10 2001 Flag of Japan.svg Thomas Shimada / Takao Suzuki W
11 2001 Flag of the United States.svg Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer W
12 2002 Flag of Lebanon.svg Patrick Chucri / Ali Hamadeh W
13 2002 Flag of New Zealand.svg James Shortall / Daniel WillmanW
14 2003 Flag of Japan.svg Jun Kato / Thomas Shimada W
15 2003 Flag of New Zealand.svg Alistair Hunt / Mark Nielsen W
16 2004 Flag of New Zealand.svg Mark Nielsen / Matthew PrenticeW
17 2004 Flag of Japan.svg Thomas Shimada / Takahiro TerachiW
18 2005 Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg Yu Jr. Wang / Zhu Benqiang W
19 2005 Flag of Uzbekistan.svg Murad Inoyatov / Denis Istomin W
20 2005 Flag of Sweden.svg Simon Aspelin / Jonas Björkman W
21 2006 Flag of South Korea.svg Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee KwonW
22 2006 Flag of Pakistan.svg Jalil Khan / Asim ShafikW
23 2008 Flag of Japan.svg Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao Suzuki W
24 2008 Flag of Romania.svg Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecău W
25 2009 Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan YiW
26 2010 Flag of Russia.svg Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor Kunitsyn W
27 2010 Flag of Brazil.svg Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares W

Sports management and sports-based e-commerce

Bhupathi has also been involved in developing tennis facilities in India and, along with his company Globosport, has played a key rôle in developing and managing the careers of many Indian athletes, including Sania Mirza. [32]

International Premier Tennis League

Mahesh Bhupathi announced the founding of the International Premier Tennis League on 25 May 2013, in Paris. The initial plan was to start the league with six charter franchises in Asia with the inaugural season commencing in November 2014. Bhupathi said the league would be modeled after the Indian Premier League, a cricket league in India. Justin Gimelstob said that the league would be star-driven as World Team Tennis was in the 1970s. [33]

Awards

Notes

  1. Hiraki was the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, while Bhupathi was the first Indian of any kind to win a Grand Slam in mixed doubles.

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Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen were the defending champions, but decided not to play together. Marray played alongside Colin Fleming but lost to Robert Lindstedt and Daniel Nestor in the third round.Nielsen paired up with Grigor Dimitrov but they lost to Julien Benneteau and Nenad Zimonjić in the second round.

Saketh Myneni Indian tennis player

Saketh Myneni is an Indian professional tennis player. He is conferred with the prestigious Arjuna Award in 2017 and represents India in Davis Cup. He won a Gold medal in Mixed doubles and a Silver medal in Men's doubles event at Incheon Asian Games 2014.

Jun Kato is a former professional tennis player from Japan.

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