India congratulate legend Leander Paes on creating history


Indian tennis legend, Leander Paes, on Saturday won the mixed doubles finals at the US Open tennis championship. this was the 42-year-old player’s ninth grand slam title in mixed doubles, beating his former doubles partner, Mahesh Bhupati’s record of eight grand slam titles.

With nine Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, Paes is now only behind the legendary Martina Navratilova, who has won 10 mixed doubles titles.

 Seeded fourth, the pair of Paes and Martina Hingis defeated unseeded Americans Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Sam Querrey 6-4 3-6 10-7 in a tricky final to win their third Major title together this season.

As expected, congratulations have been pouring in for this legendary tennis player of India.

From politicians to the President, everybody appears overwhelmed by Leander’s historic achievement.

President Pranab Mukherjee, tweeted;

Hours later, union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley too congratulated him calling it a proud moment for India.

Minister of Youth affairs and Sports in Indian government too congratulated the duo on their historic feat;

This what the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Industrialist Naveen Jindal had to say;

Politicians aside, several Bollywood stars too took to microblogging site to express their excitement.

Other prominent figures who also congratulated the duo are: