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On 22nd anniversary of Wimbledon win, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi hint at ‘something special’

Peas and Bhupathi became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams in 1999

Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi
Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi ( Image Credit: Twitter)

Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi, two of India’s all-time great tennis stars have hinted towards ‘something special’. Celebrating the 22nd anniversary of their Wimbledon win in the doubles category in 1999, Leander Paes took to Twitter and wrote  ”As two young boys all we dreamt of was making our country proud.”

His former partner Mahesh Bhupathi was quick to respond and replied “Hmmm ..That was special!! Do you think it’s time to write another chapter?”

“I’m always game, what’s the plan?” Paes responded back.

Finally, Mahesh Bhupathi closed the conversation by saying that he will get back to him while wishing Paes on the celebrated occasion. “Let me get back to you!! In the mean time Happy 22nd anniversary”

Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi established themselves as top players in the 1990s. While Paes won an Olympic medal in 1996, Bhupathi became the first Indian to win the French Open in 1997.The duo teamed up and shattered several records. They became the first Indian pair to win Wimbledon in 1999 and followed it up with a win in the French Open.

They became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams in 1999. They also won the 2001 French Open, their third Grand Slam title as a pair. However, the duo parted ways in early 2000, which was surprising considering the immense success they had achieved as a team.

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