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India – The birthplace of doubles tennis legend (Part 2)

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!

Grand Slam is for Canadian doubles only

For the past 4 years, Canadian tennis players have reached the semi-finals, finals or Grand Slam titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.

It should be added that the most prominent tournament in Canada is the Canadian Masters or Rogers Cup, a tournament that attracts many excellent racers around the world. For men, the Canadian Masters are classified as an ATP Masters 1000 event and for women, the tournament is considered the 5th WTA Grand Slam.

Every year, the venues are switched between Montreal and Toronto. If one year the men’s tournament is held in Toronto, then Montreal will host an event for girls. The following year, the order was reversed.

Overall, tennis in Canada will take a long time to catch up with more popular sports like ice hockey and lacrosse. Of course, saying that does not mean that tennis players like Eugenie Bouchard and Milos Raonic were not noticed when reaching the final at Wimbledon in 2014 and 2016.

Grant Connell is the great pride of Canadian tennis in the world, in the doubles category

Then Bianca Andreescu appeared and became the first Canadian racket to win a Grand Slam title in the singles after she beat Serena Williams in the US Open final over the weekend.

Before Andreescu and many other generations, Mike Belkin was considered the best tennis player in Canada for 5 years from 1966 to 1972. Belkin’s best performance at the Grand Slam was at the Australian Open 1968, he reached the quarterfinals, before losing to top seed William Bowrey.

Unlike Belkin, Grant Connell is one of the best doubles rackets in the world, having held the No. 1 position in November 1993. In 11 years of his career, Connell won 22 doubles titles, reaching at least semi-finals in all four Grand Slams, including runner-up at the Australian Open 1990, Wimbledon 1993, 1994, 1996.

Until recently, Canadian tennis had Vasek Pospisil excelling in doubles. At Wimbledon 2015, Pospisil reached the quarterfinals in the singles, but in the doubles, he won 6 ATP titles, including Wimbledon in 2014 with his friend Jack Sock.

However, the first Canadian female player to win a Grand Slam title was Gabriela Dabrowski when she won the French Open 2017 in doubles with Rohan Bopanna. This year, Dabrowski got the second Grand Slam title when he won the Australian Open with Croatia’s Mate Pavic. Also in the men’s tournament is Sebastien Lareau when he won the US Open 1999 with Alex O ‘Brien in the doubles.

The last Canadian to be mentioned is Daniel Nestor, the doubles specialist with 91 titles in his career. Among these are 8 titles Grand Slam doubles men, 4 titles Grand Slam doubles men and women.