Mirza’s record shows that India has succeeded with a doubles
strategy to make a breakthrough in the competitive professional tennis world.
Before her, the second most populous country in the world had the duo become
the phenomenon of male tennis such as Mahesh Bhupati – Leander Paes, only
inferior to the Bryan brothers of the United States (16 championship doubles).
With Bhupati (now 41), Paes (42) won 3 men’s doubles championships from 1999 to 2001 in a total of 8 Grand Slam doubles titles (both lost 4 other major finals). Buhpati won another men’s doubles championship with M. Mirnyi in the US Open in 2002. For the doubles, Buhpati (1.85 m tall) won 8/12 Grand Slam finals – a much higher rate than compatriot Paes, who only won 7/15 finals.
Despite this, Paes (1.78 m tall) is the closest person to be
crowned in the mixed doubles when paired with Hingis winning the Australian
Open final. Hingis – Paes also have a chance to win when finalists at Wimbledon
2015 night 12-7, met A. Peya (Austria)/T.Babos (Hungary). The secret of Paes’
success, the player who has partnered with more than 100 others, is to find a
partner who can compensate for each other’s weaknesses.
Not only finding success in their careers, the three top
Indian players mentioned above also contribute to the training of the next
generation, although no small challenge. Mirza has its own academy. Bhupati
sponsors a number of young talents – notably Sumit Nagal, who reached the young
men’s final at Wimbledon 2015.
Then, Nagal followed the advice of his senior to study in
Germany at the University Schuettler Waske tennis. He recently won the ITF
Youth Group 1 championship at Offenbach (Germany) and last week won his first
title at the Futures tournament in Hyderabad – India.
Above are just some of many double tennis legends that come from India. Hopefully, the article is informative for you!
Indian tennis queen Sania Mirza dawned on July 12, creating a new chapter in the country’s doubles history: Becoming the first Indian female tennis player to win the Grand Slam women’s doubles after posting quang at Wimbledon 2015 with Martina Hingis.
With this title, Hingis attracted attention because she was 34 years old, re-appeared recently and it was the first Wimbledon women’s doubles championship in 17 years of the former Miss Switzerland. However, with Indian and Asian tennis, Mirza’s glory is more proud. It can be said that Sania Mirza is one of the greatest female tennis player in India.
In the final, the Mirza / Hingis pair spectacularly came
back to beat Russian pair E. Makarova / E. Vesnina 5-7, 7-6, 7-5 although the
game was decided to be 2-5! This is a huge disappointment for 2 Russian female
players after the beginning of the year, they also lost to Italian pair S.
Errani / R. Vinci in the deciding match of the 2015 Australian Open final
despite leading 5-2.
Mirza’s double championship helped Asian tennis leave a mark
at Wimbledon after the players were eliminated in the singles. Ever since Li Na
put down the racket, Asian tennis at the Grand Slams has only expected
K.Nishikori but the Japanese star gave up early due to injury.
In fact, Mirza has previously won the Grand Slam three times in the mixed doubles, twice with famous countryman Mahesh Bhupati (Australia Open 2009, France Open 2012) and once with Brazil’s Bruno Soares in the US Expansion 2014. This legendary double tennis athlete and Hingis from April 2015 have risen to rank one of the world women’s doubles.
The special is Mirza’s Wimbledon women’s championship up to 12 years after the 28-year-old began her professional career and 12 years after winning the young women’s doubles championship also at the Grand Slam on the 2003 pitch. (with A. Kleybanova – Russia). These are great achievements of such a legendary double tennis athlete.