Looking brazen to acquire my ‘brother’ Stepanek, says Leander Paes forward of Davis Cup tie

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New Delhi: Having arrived here early on Wednesday, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes was in high spirits brazen of a Davis Cup play-off opposite a Czech Republic.

Paes claimed a 17th Grand Slam pretension of his career when he won a US Open churned doubles pretension with Martina Hingis final week. The Indo-Swiss twin also became a initial group given 1969 to win 3 Grand Slam churned doubles titles in a same season.

Paes’ subsequent plea will be a tough Davis Cup conflict opposite a tip seeded Czechs that starts during a RK Khanna Stadium in New Delhi on Friday. The 42-year-old is approaching to be partial of a Indian doubles group along with Rohan Bopanna.

“This year’s been a unusual year for me. Any year when we win one Grand Slam is a shining year, though winning 3 is great. we feel really really blessed,” Paes told reporters on arrival.

File design of Leander Paes. AFPFile design of Leander Paes. AFP

File design of Leander Paes. AFP

“Really looking brazen to being on a justice with Rohan (Bopanna) again. We played a good tie opposite Serbia final September,” he added.

Paes will be adult opposite his former partner Radek Stepanek and is looking brazen to confronting a Czech maestro in a doubles.

“I am personification opposite one of my brothers, Radek Stepanek. He is not usually a good tennis actor though also a good envoy to a game. He is one of my closest buddies. Really looking brazen to welcoming him here,” he said.

Paes had missed India’s prior Davis Cup confront opposite New Zealand in a Group 1 Asia/Oceania second round.

Besides Paes and Bopanna, a Indian patrol comprises Yuki Bhambri and Somdev Devvarman who are approaching to contest in a singles.

The World No.1 Czechs are not approaching to face too most problem opposite a hosts. They have never mislaid to India in their 3 meetings so far. The leader of a tie will contest in a Davis Cup World Group subsequent year.

The Czech Republic have won a Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013 and once as Czechoslovakia in 1980.