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First Asian man to be nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame

Published on September 27, 2023
Current Context: Leander Paes has become the first Asian man to be nominated for the International Tennis Hall of Fame in the player category.
First Asian man to be nominated for International Tennis Hall of Fame
  • He is one of the six nominees announced for the Class of 2024, along with Cara Black, Ana Ivanovic, Carlos Moya, Daniel Nestor, and Flavia Pennetta. He will compete with them for the online fan voting, which is open until October 9.
  • Leander Paes is a legend of Indian tennis, who has won 18 Grand Slam titles in doubles and mixed doubles, and a bronze medal at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.
  • He is also a former doubles world No. 1 and a Davis Cup record holder with 43 doubles ties victories. He has played for India for 30 years and inspired many young players with his passion and dedication.
  • He said that he hopes his nomination inspires every young kid around the world that with passion in their heart, hard work and belief in themselves, they too can become a champion.

Question:

Q.1 How many Grand Slam titles has Leander Paes won in doubles and mixed doubles?
a. 12
b. 15
c. 18
d. 21
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