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Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
|Full name||Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi|
|Born||7 June 1974|
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|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)|
|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 – 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)|
|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).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. He is also a part of the Hon. Board of Advisors of IIMUN.
Rika Hiraki is a former professional Japanese female tennis player.
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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.
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In 2006, Bhupathi teamed with Martina Hingis in the Australian Open mixed doubles competition. Entering the tournament unseeded and as wildcards,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.
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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,while Zimonjić became Nestor's, but back surgery meant he was out until the end of the year.
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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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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.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. On 7 June 2012, Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the French Open mixed doubles. On 4 November 2012, Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Masters cup. In spite of suffering a setback with their loss against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in the ATP Tour Finals opener, 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.
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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.
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.He often discusses strategies between the serves with his partner during the match and also communicates using finger-at-the-back signals.
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.
|Loss||1999||Australian Open||Hard||3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6|
|Win||1999||French Open||Clay||6–2, 7–5|
|Win||1999||Wimbledon||Grass||6–7(10–12), 6–3, 6–4, 7–6(7–4)|
|Loss||1999||US Open||Hard||6–7(7–9), 4–6|
|Win||2001||French Open (2)||Clay||7–6(7–5), 6–3|
|Win||2002||US Open||Hard||6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||2003||Wimbledon||Grass||6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 3–6|
|Loss||2009||Australian Open||Hard||6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||2009||US Open||Hard||6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||2011||Australian Open||Hard||3–6, 4–6|
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.
|Win||1997||French Open||Clay||6–4, 6–1|
|Win||1999||US Open||Hard||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||2002||Wimbledon||Grass||6–2, 1–6, 6–1|
|Loss||2003||French Open||Clay||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||2005||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||2005||US Open (2)||Hard||6–4, 6–2|
|Win||2006||Australian Open||Hard||6–3, 6–3|
|Loss||2008||Australian Open||Hard||6–7(4–7), 4–6|
|Win||2009||Australian Open (2)||Hard||6–3, 6–1|
|Win||2012||French Open (2)||Clay||7–6(7–3), 6–1|
|4th place||2004||Summer Olympics, Athens||Hard||6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16|
|Outcome||W–L||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Win||1–0||Apr 1997||Chennai, India||Hard||7–6, 7–5|
|Win||2–0||May 1997||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||6–1, 6–1|
|Loss||2–1||Jul 1997||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||6–7, 4–6|
|Win||3–1||Aug 1997||Montréal, Canada||Hard||7–6, 6–3|
|Win||4–1||Aug 1997||New Haven, United States||Hard||6–4, 6–7, 6–2|
|Win||5–1||Oct 1997||Beijing, China||Hard (i)||7–5, 7–6|
|Win||6–1||Oct 1997||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||6–4, 6–4|
|Loss||6–2||Nov 1997||Hartford, United States||Carpet||3–6, 4–6, 6–7|
|Win||7–2||Jan 1998||Doha, Qatar||Hard||6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Win||8–2||Feb 1998||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||6–2, 7–5|
|Win||9–2||Apr 1998||Chennai, India||Hard||6–7, 6–3, 6–2|
|Win||10–2||May 1998||Rome, Italy||Clay||6–4, 4–6, 7–6|
|Win||11–2||Oct 1998||Shanghai, China||Carpet||6–4, 6–7, 7–6|
|Loss||11–3||Oct 1998||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||2–6, 3–6|
|Loss||11–4||Nov 1998||Stuttgart, Germany||Hard (i)||3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Win||12–4||Nov 1998||Paris, France||Carpet||6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||12–5||Feb 1999||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6|
|Win||13–5||Apr 1999||Chennai, India||Hard||4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Win||14–5||Jun 1999||Paris, France||Clay||6–2, 7–5|
|Win||15–5||Jul 1999||London, United Kingdom||Grass||6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6|
|Loss||15–6||Sep 1999||New York, United States||Hard||6–7, 4–6|
|Loss||15–7||Nov 1999||Hartford, United States||Carpet||3–6, 2–6, 2–6|
|Win||16–7||May 2000||St. Poelten, Austria||Clay||7–6, 6–7, 6–4|
|Loss||16–8||Jun 2000||Halle, Germany||Grass||6–7, 6–7|
|Win||17–8||Oct 2000||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||6–4, 6–7, 6–3|
|Loss||17–9||Dec 2000||Bangalore, India||Hard||6–7, 3–6, 4–6|
|Win||18–9||Apr 2001||Atlanta, United States||Clay||6–3, 7–6|
|Win||19–9||May 2001||Houston, United States||Clay||7–6, 6–2|
|Win||20–9||Jun 2001||Paris, France||Clay||7–6, 6–3|
|Win||21–9||Aug 2001||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||7–6, 6–3|
|Loss||21–10||Aug 2001||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||6–7, 7–5, 4–6|
|Loss||21–11||Oct 2001||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||3–6, 0–6|
|Loss||21–12||Oct 2001||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||6–7, 4–6|
|Loss||21–13||Nov 2001||Paris, France||Carpet||6–3, 4–6, 3–6|
|Win||22–13||Jan 2002||Chennai, India||Hard||5–7, 6–2, 7–5|
|Win||23–13||May 2002||Majorca, Spain||Clay||6–2, 6–4|
|Win||24–13||May 2002||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||6–2, 6–4|
|Loss||24–14||Jun 2002||London, United Kingdom||Grass||5–7, 3–6|
|Loss||24–15||Aug 2002||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||5–7, 3–6|
|Loss||24–16||Aug 2002||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||6–7, 7–6, 4–6|
|Win||25–16||Aug 2002||Long Island, United States||Hard||6–3, 6–4|
|Win||26–16||Sep 2002||New York, United States||Hard||6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Loss||26–17||Oct 2002||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||3–6, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||26–18||Jan 2003||Sydney, Australia||Hard||6–7, 4–6|
|Win||27–18||Apr 2003||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||6–1, 6–2|
|Win||28–18||Apr 2003||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||6–4, 3–6, 7–6|
|Loss||28–19||May 2003||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||4–6, 6–7|
|Loss||28–20||Jun 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||7–5, 4–6, 6–7|
|Loss||28–21||Jul 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||6–3, 3–6, 6–7, 3–6|
|Win||29–21||Aug 2003||Montréal, Canada||Hard||6–3, 7–6|
|Win||30–21||Oct 2003||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||6–3, 7–5|
|Loss||30–22||Oct 2003||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||6–7, 5–7|
|Win||31–22||Oct 2003||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Win||32–22||Jan 2004||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Win||33–22||Mar 2004||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Win||34–22||May 2004||Rome, Italy||Clay||2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Win||35–22||Jul 2004||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||4–6, 7–6, 7–6|
|Win||36–22||Aug 2004||Toronto, Canada||Hard||6–4, 6–2|
|Loss||36–23||Oct 2004||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||36–24||Jan 2005||Chennai, India||Hard||5–7, 6–4, 6–7|
|Win||37–24||Jan 2005||Sydney, Australia||Hard||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||38–24||Sep 2006||Beijing, China||Hard||6–4, 6–3|
|Win||39–24||Oct 2006||Mumbai, India||Hard||6–4, 6–7, [10–8]|
|Loss||39–25||Mar 2007||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||5–7, 7–6, [7–10]|
|Win||40–25||Aug 2007||Montréal, Canada||Hard||6–4, 6–4|
|Win||41–25||Aug 2007||New Haven, United States||Hard||6–3, 6–3|
|Win||42–25||Mar 2008||Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||7–6, 6–2|
|Win||43–25||Mar 2008||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||7–5, 7–6|
|Loss||43–26||Mar 2008||Miami, United States||Hard||2–6, 2–6|
|Loss||43–27||Apr 2008||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||3–6, 3–6|
|Loss||43–28||Jun 2008||s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||6–7, 3–6|
|Loss||43–29||Aug 2008||New Haven, United States||Hard||5–7, 2–6|
|Loss||43–30||Oct 2008||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||4–6, 2–6|
|Win||44–30||Oct 2008||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||6–3, 6–3|
|Loss||44–31||Jan 2009||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Loss||44–32||Apr 2009||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||3–6, 6–7|
|Win||45–32||Aug 2009||Montréal, Canada||Hard||6–4, 6–3|
|Loss||45–33||Sep 2009||New York, United States||Hard||6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Loss||45–34||Apr 2010||Miami, United States||Hard||2–6, 5–7|
|Loss||45–35||Apr 2010||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||3–6, 0–2, RET.|
|Loss||45–36||Aug 2010||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||3–6, 4–6|
|Loss||45–37||Nov 2010||Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||6–7(8–10), 7–5, [7–10]|
|Win||46–37||Nov 2010||Paris, France||Hard (i)||7–5, 7–5|
|Loss||46–38||Nov 2010||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||6–7(6–8), 4–6|
|Win||47–38||Jan 2011||Chennai, India||Hard||6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Loss||47–39||Jan 2011||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||3–6, 4–6|
|Win||48–39||Apr 2011||Miami, United States||Hard||6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]|
|Loss||48–40||Jun 2011||London, United Kingdom||Grass||7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]|
|Win||49–40||Aug 2011||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)|
|Win||50–40||Mar 2012||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||6–4, 3–6, [10–5]|
|Loss||50–41||Aug 2012||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||4–6, 4–6|
|Loss||50–42||Oct 2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||7–6(9–7), 3–6, [5–10]|
|Win||51–42||Nov 2012||Paris, France||Hard (i)||7–6(8–6), 6–3|
|Loss||51–43||Nov 2012||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||5–7, 6–3, [3–10]|
|Win||52–43||Mar 2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||7–6(8–6), 7–6(8–6)|
|Loss||52–44||May 2013||Rome, Italy||Clay||2–6, 3–6|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Masters Cup||DNQ||F||RR||F||F||NH||RR||RR||RR||Did Not Qualify||RR||SF||F||SF||F||Did Not Qualify||24–23|
|Summer Olympics||NH||2R||Not Held||2R||Not Held||4th||Not Held||QF||Not Held||2R||Not Held||A||8–6|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Hamburg||A||A||A||QF||2R||2R||1R||W||F||2R||QF||1R||2R||2R||Not Masters Series||12–9|
|Titles / Finals||0 / 0||0 / 0||6 / 8||6 / 8||3 / 6||2 / 4||4 / 8||5 / 9||5 / 10||5 / 6||1 / 2||2 / 2||2 / 3||3 / 8||1 / 4||1 / 6||3 / 5||2 / 5||1 / 2||0 / 0||0 / 0||0 / 0||52 / 96|
|Grand Slam Tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||SF||2R||A||2R||SF||QF||1R||A||W||1R||F||W||A||QF||SF||QF||2R||1R||2 / 15|
|French Open||W||2R||QF||A||SF||QF||F||1R||QF||2R||1R||SF||1R||1R||2R||W||1R||A||A||2 / 16|
|Wimbledon||3R||F||2R||1R||SF||W||3R||QF||W||2R||2R||2R||3R||2R||F||2R||1R||A||1R||2 / 18|
|US Open||1R||QF||W||1R||1R||2R||2R||2R||W||A||QF||2R||SF||1R||1R||2R||1R||A||A||2 / 16|
|SR||1 / 3||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 2||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 4||2 / 3||1 / 3||0 / 4||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 3||0 / 4||1 / 4||0 / 4||0 / 1||0 / 2||8 / 65|
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.
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.
He married model Shvetha Jaishankar in 2002 but the couple got divorced in 2009 after seven years of marriage.He then married Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta in a civil ceremony on 16 February 2011 at Bandra, Mumbai. It was followed by a Christian ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa.
On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Saira was born on 20 January 2012.In 2010, the couple started a film production company, Big Daddy Productions.
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.
|21||1998, 2000, 2008–2009, 2011|
|28||1999, 2003, 2007|
|36||2000, 2002, 2007, 2012|
|No.||Partner||Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|5||1999 2000 2001|
|8||2001 2002 2003 2004|
|14||2005 2007 2010 2013|
|17||2007 2008 2009 2011 2012|
Bhupathi and Leander Paes partnered in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but lost the quarterfinals,to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who went on to win the gold medal.
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,but lost to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan. Paes stated at the time that the best thing has been to have their friendship back.
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.
Leander Paes wanted to play with Mahesh Bhupathi in the men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held July–August 2012.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. Bhupathi also accused AITA of using Sania Mirza as bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics. 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.
The duo of Bhupathi and Paes has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
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.
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Nenad Zimonjić is a Serbian professional tennis player who was ranked World No. 1 in 2008 in doubles. He is the second tennis doubles player from Serbia to hold the World No. 1, after Slobodan Živojinović. While Zimonjić is known as a doubles specialist, he has recorded two big wins in his singles career. A 22-year span consisting of 54 Davis Cup ties including 43 victories has resulted in him becoming the most accomplished Davis Cup player in his nations history. He has a very powerful first serve that he can hit at up to 235 km/h (146 mph).
The Bryan Brothers are identical twin brothers Robert Charles "Bob" Bryan and Michael Carl "Mike" Bryan, American professional doubles tennis players, and are the most successful duo of all time. They were born on April 29, 1978, with Mike being the elder by two minutes. The Bryans have won multiple Olympic medals, including the gold in 2012 and have won more professional games, matches, tournaments and Grand Slams than any other men's pairing. They held the World No. 1 doubles ranking jointly for 438 weeks, which is longer than anyone else in doubles history, and have also enjoyed that World No. 1 ranking together for a record 139 consecutive weeks. They have finished as the ATP year-end number 1 doubles team a record 10 times. Between 2005 and 2006, they set an Open Era record by competing in seven consecutive men's doubles Grand Slam finals.
Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is a Pakistani professional tennis player. He is currently Pakistan's top player. A top-10 doubles player, his highest singles ranking was no. 125. He is the only Pakistani tennis player to reach the final of a Grand Slam, which he did in 2010, competing in both mixed doubles and men's doubles at the US Open.
Rohan Bopanna is an Indian professional tennis player. His singles career high ranking was World No. 213 in 2007 and his career high ranking in doubles was World No. 3 on 22 July 2013. Recently, most of his appearances in professional tournaments have been in doubles matches. He is a member of the Indian Davis Cup team since 2002. In 2010, he finished as a runner-up in doubles at the US Open, partnering with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. He won the 2017 French Open - Mixed Doubles title with Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada becoming the fourth Indian player to win a Grand Slam title.
This page covers all the important events in the sport of tennis in 2009. Primarily, it provides the results of notable tournaments throughout the year on both the ATP and WTA Tours, the Davis Cup, and the Fed Cup.
Vishnu Vardhan, also known as J. Vishnuvardhan, is a professional tennis player from India. He won bronze medal in men's doubles at 2010 Asian games in Guangzhou, China. He paired-up with and Sania Mirza for mixed doubles and won silver medal at the same event. He was featured as ITF player of April 2011. He won the national singles title for the fourth time by winning the Men's final of Fenesta Open tennis Championship on October 8, 2016
Purav Raja is an Indian tennis player. He specializes in doubles and competes on the ATP World Tour. He has 2 ATP world tour level tiles in men's doubles. He represents India in the Davis Cup.
The 2011 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2011 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament that was played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom between 20 and 27 November 2011. The defending champion in singles was world no. 4 Roger Federer, while the defending champions in doubles were Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić. However, they did not defend their title together because they separated after the 2010 event. Zimonjic formed a team with Michaël Llodra for the season, and Nestor partnered with Max Mirnyi. Federer successfully defended his crown, winning an unprecedented sixth title, while Nestor and Mirnyi captured the doubles title.
Leander Paes and Cara Black were the defending champions but lost in the quarterfinals to Daniel Nestor and Chan Yung-jan.
The 2012 ATP World Tour Finals (also known as the 2012 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for sponsorship reasons) was a tennis tournament that was played at the O2 Arena in London, United Kingdom between 5 and 12 November 2012.
Katarina Srebotnik and Daniel Nestor were the defending champions, but neither of them were able to defend their title after their teams were forced to withdraw.
Casey Dellacqua and Scott Lipsky were the defending champions. Dellacqua chose not to participate this year while Lipsky partnered with Vladimíra Uhlířová, but they were defeated in the first round by Virginie Razzano and Nicolas Devilder.
Sania Mirza and Mahesh Bhupathi won the tournament defeating Klaudia Jans-Ignacik of Poland and Santiago González of Mexico 7–6(7–3), 6–1 in the final.
Jürgen Melzer and Iveta Benešová were the defending champions, but after receiving a first-round bye, lost in the second round to Dominic Inglot and Laura Robson.
Michaël Llodra and Nenad Zimonjić were the defending champions, but Llodra chose not to compete this year.
Zimonjić played alongside Paul Hanley, but they lost to Bob and Mike Bryan in the quarterfinals, who won the tournament in the end against Marcel Granollers and Marc López 6–1, 4–6, [12–10].
Leander Paes and Radek Štěpánek were the defending champions but lost in the first round to Kevin Anderson and Jonathan Erlich.
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 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.