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- Pronounced: Lee-AND-ur PAYS
- Age: 40 (17.06.1973)
- Birthplace: Calcutta, India
- Residence: Mumbai, India
- Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
- Weight: 171 lbs (78 kg)
- Plays: Right-handed
- Turned Pro: 1991
- Website: http://www.brandleander.com/
As of 02.12.2013
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*Singles & Doubles combined
*Singles & Doubles combined
Won 1990 Wimbledon Junior title and ranked as the No. 1 junior player in the world at one time before finishing No. 2...Father, Vece, was a member of the bronze medal Indian field hockey team in the 1972 Munich Olympics, and mother, Jennifer, was a captain of the basketball team...Won singles bronze in 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games...Carried Indian flag during opening ceremonies of 2000 Sydney Olympics...Has made the most number of appearances at the Olympics by an Asian athlete...In 2001, he and Bhupathi received India’s fourth highest honour, the Padma Shri, which goes to Indian citizens in recognition of their distinguished service to nation (equivalent of American Medal of Honor or British Knighthood)...Captured gold medal in doubles at Asian Games (w/Bhupathi) in December 2006...Daughter, Aiyana (born Apr. 3, 2006).
2012 -- The Indian doubles specialist teamed with Stepanek to win 3 titles, including Australian Open (7th Grand Slam crown) and ATP Masters 1000s in Miami and Shanghai. Also finalists at US Open and Tokyo. Began season with title on home soil in Chennai (w/Tipsarevic)...Finished No. 3 in ATP Doubles Team Rankings (w/Stepanek) and No. 3 individually. His 51 career doubles titles are 4th-most among active players (M. Bryan 84, B. Bryan 82, Nestor 80)...
2011 -- The veteran Indian reunited with Bhupathi full-time for 1st time in 10 years, capturing 3 titles in 5 finals…They played sparingly together since 2001, teaming up mostly for Davis Cup and Olympics...In 1st month of season, won title on home soil in Chennai (d. Haase-Martin) for 1st title together since Toronto in 2004 and followed with runner-up at Australian Open (l. to Bryans) in 1st Grand Slam final since winning title at Roland Garros in ’01...In Grand Slam play, compiled a 10-4 mark and finished with QF at US Open (l. to Fyrstenberg-Matkowski)...
2010 -- The veteran Indian won a title for 14th straight season and qualified w/ Dlouhy for Barclays ATP World Tour Finals for third consecutive year (0-3 in round robin)…Won Miami* and reached four other finals, including Roland Garros…Runner-up in Brisbane (l. to Chardy-Gicquel), Dubai (l. to Aspelin-Hanley) and ‘s-Hertogenbosch (l. to Lindstedt-Tecau)…Won title in Shanghai* (w/Melzer) in first-time pairing.
2009 -- The Indian teamed with Dlouhy to win two Grand Slam titles…In 16 tournaments, they advanced to SF or better five times, highlighted by titles at Roland Garros and US Open…Finalists in Rotterdam and SF at Australian Open and Monte Carlo*…Finished No. 4 in ATP Team Rankings and No. 8 individually.
2008 -- The veteran Indian improved his ATP Doubles Ranking to year-end No. 10 and captured his 40th ATP doubles title. Played first nine events with Australian Paul Hanley. Joined forces with Czech Lukas Dlouhy at Roland Garros. Reached finals in Halle and 's-Hertogenbosch. Made SF at Wimbledon and AMS Toronto. Reached ninth career Slam final at US Open (4-5). Clinched 40th title in Bangkok. Reached final in Tokyo. Finished No. 8 in ATP Doubles Race (25-13 together) and qualified for Tennis Masters Cup (0-3 in round robin play).
2007 -- Finished at No. 6 in ATP Doubles Race with two titles -- Rotterdam, AMS Indian Wells (w/Damm). Qualified for Tennis Masters Cup and reached SF for second straight year.
2006 -- Won fourth Grand Slam crown at US Open (w/Damm) along with title at 's-Hertogenbosch.Also reached Australian Open final (l. to Bryans) and finished No. 6 in Doubles Race.
2005 -- Won two titles in five finals and finished No. 6 in ATP Doubles Race (w/Zimonjic). Runner-up at Tennis Masters Cup.
2004 -- Won four titles and reached two finals. Advanced to SF at Athens Olympics (w/Bhupathi).
2003 -- Won three titles in five finals. Finished No. 7 in ATP Doubles Race with two titles (w/Rikl). Missed final four months with a non-malignant brain lesion.
2002 -- Won two titles (w/Bhupathi).
2001 -- Won four titles, including Roland Garros, to finish No. 4 (w/Bhupathi). Posted a 5-1 singles record in Davis Cup, 3-0 in doubles.
2000 -- Won two titles and was runner-up at ATP World Doubles Chp. in Bangalore (w/Bhupathi). Tore tendon in right wrist at Roland Garros and missed three months.
1999 -- Won three titles, including Roland Garros and Wimbledon (w/Bhupathi). First team to reach finals of all four Slams in same year since 1952. Finished as No. 1 ranked team and No. 1 individually.
1998 -- First Indian to finish in singles Top 100 and win a title since Krishan in 1990. Won Newport singles title (d. Godwin) and six doubles titles (w/Bhupathi).
1997 -- Won six titles (w/Bhupathi). Earned a career-high $888,240.
1996 -- Won singles bronze medal in Atlanta Olympics (d. Meligeni), first medal for India since 1980 and first individual medal since 1952.
The Indian, with Llodra, fell in the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Miami 2R (l. to Dimitrov-Nielsen)…
With Melzer, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Monte-Carlo QFs (l. to Bryans)…With Melzer, fell in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Madrid 2R…As ninth seeds, lost to Cuevas-Zeballos in Roland Garros 2R…Reached Wimbledon doubles SFs (w/Stepanek), losing to Dodig-Melo in five sets…
With Stepanek, lost to Bopanna/Roger-Vasselin 10-8 in Match TV in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Cincinnati QFs…On 24 August, won his 52nd title in tandem with Nestor at Winston-Salem (d. Huey-Inglot)…
With Stepanek, recorded their 50th team victory in beating Bryans in US Open SFs for a spot in the final for the second straight year…Win ended Bryans bid to clinch the calendar-year Grand Slam…Into his 16th men’s doubles final and third with Stepanek (also 2012 Australian Open, US Open)…Dropped four sets en route to final, won eighth Grand Slam title with two-set win over Peya-Soares…Was 53rd title of career and aged 40, became the oldest men’s doubles champion of the Open Era…
With Bracciali, reached Bangkok SFs (l. to J. Murray-Peers)…With Nestor, lost to Fognini-Seppi 10-8 in Match TB in Beijing SFs…With Nestor, fell to Lindstedt-Pospisil 13-11 in Match TB in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Shanghai 2R…
With Nestor, lost in ATP World Tour Masters 1000 Paris 2R (l. to Gonzalez-Lipsky)…
With Stepanek went 1-2 in round robin play at Barclays ATP World Tour Finals in London…
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