Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament.
He is one of the most successful professional Indian tennis players and also the former captain of the Indian tennis team. He has won various doubles and mixed doubles events at the Tennis Grand Slam events.
He is also the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997 and the Padmashri award in 2001 for his contribution to Tennis in India.
Apart from his eight Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Also, he achieved the rare Men's Doubles/Mixed Doubles double in the 1999 Wimbledon.