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.
“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.