|Born : June 17, 1973|
|Residence: Mumbai, India|
|Current ranking: 46|
|Events at Rio : Men’s Doubles (Rohan Bopanna)|
Leander Paes is a professional tennis player who is currently ranked 46 in Men’s Doubles. He is considered to one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time.
Leander was born in Calcutta, India, on 17 June 1973 to a Goan father. Vece Paes and Jennifer Paes were his parents and he was raised in Kolkata(Calcutta). He was educated at La Martiniere Calcutta, and the St. Xavier’s College of the University of Calcutta. His parents were both sports persons. Paes is a direct descendant of the great 19th century Bengali poet Michael Madhusudan Dutta through his mother.
His mixed doubles Wimbledon title in 2010 made him the second man (after Rod Laver) to win Wimbledon titles in three decades.