6 Updates
Paes backs his young Davis Cup side against Koreans
Photo Credit: WILLIAM WEST, Getty Images

Paes backs his young Davis Cup side against Koreans

Jan 29 2013, 11:17am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India's star tennis player Leander Paes backed his young teammates in the young Davis Cup side and hoped the rookies would punch above their weight against the tough South Koreans in the Group I Asia/Oceania tie, starting here Friday.

New Delhi, Jan 29 — India's star tennis player Leander Paes backed his young teammates in the young Davis Cup side and hoped the rookies would punch above their weight against the tough South...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Paes backs his young Davis Cup side against Koreans

Jan 29 2013, 11:17am CST | by

New Delhi, Jan 29 (IANS) India's star tennis player Leander Paes backed his young teammates in the young Davis Cup side and hoped the rookies would punch above their weight against the tough South Koreans in the Group I Asia/Oceania tie, starting here Friday.

New Delhi, Jan 29 — India's star tennis player Leander Paes backed his young teammates in the young Davis Cup side and hoped the rookies would punch above their weight against the tough South Koreans in the Group I Asia/Oceania tie, starting here Friday.

Paes admitted that it is going to be tough for the inexperienced team, but said he was up for it.

"It is not the first time I am in such a situation. I have led the team in the past as well. But it a tough situation for the inexperienced team. However, I have full faith in my young team," said Paes after a practice session here at the R.K.Khanna Tennis Stadium.

"This is my 24th year in Davis Cup and I feel happy to see that they are still pushing me. Good to see the exuberance in the side and they are looking forward to the ocassion," he said.

Paes, who joined the team here Tuesday afternoon, paired up with Purav Raja for a session of doubles play with reserves Ashwin Vijayaraghavan and Arjun Khade while V.M. Ranjeet and Vijayant Malik had some gruelling singles practice under coach Zeeshan Ali's watchful eyes on the centre court.

S.P. Mishra, Davis Cup captain, said the mood in the camp has changed with Paes arrival.

"The mood in the camp has certainly changed with the arrival of Paes. There is no player in India, who can match Paes's Davis Cup record. He knows how to lead a young side. It is a great challenge and I am confident that we will put up a great fight," said Mishra.

Paes also concurred with Mishra and said he doesn't see any reason why the team cannot put up a tough challenge against the Koreans.

"The guys will have butterflies in their stomachs. But it all depends on how the individuals handle the situation. For me the most important thing is to represent the country and put my best foot forward," said Paes.

Asked if it was time for the rebel players to sit down and solve their differences with the All India Tennis Association (AITA), Paes said: "Yes. We are players and we are good at playing the game on the field."

The AITA had to select a depleted squad after eight players, led by Somdev Devvarman, made themselves unavailable for the tie over their differences with the association.

Paes said he has full faith on his doubles partner Raja.

"I have been playing with Purab for the last two years. He has been my practice partner whenever I am in Mumbai. We are gelling well since we a both serve and volley players and I sure the Koreans will be playing from the baseline," he said.

Raja said it was a conscious decision on his part to make himself available for the tie.

"It was a conscious decision by me and my family. Representing India in the Davis Cup is the utmost thing that a player can achieve. For me it is also an honour to partner Paes in a Davis Cup match," he said.

Paes said he would observe the Koreans for the next two days closely.

"I generally arrive for a Davis Cup match on Wednesday. But this time I am a day earlier. So I get a day more to observe them (Koreans). The coach and the captain have already made their observations. We will be putting our best foot forward.

"The Koreans are fast, quick and tough opponents. But the centre court is slower and it will suit our style of play," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
6

3 weeks ago

Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself another chance," said Raonic. "I know I’m going ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
5

3 weeks ago

Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself another c ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
4

3 weeks ago

Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself an ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
3

3 weeks ago

Raonic advances to third round of Paris Masters

Oct 29 2014 7:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

PARIS — Canadian Milos Raonic had 19 aces Wednesday in a 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (4) win over American Jack Sock in the second round of the Paris Masters tennis tournament. The win by the seventh-seeded Raonic means the 23-year-old from Thornhill, Ont., keeps alive his hopes of qualifying for the ATP finals. "This match was very important in the sense of just getting my teeth into this tournament, giving myself another chance," said Raon ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
Update
2

8 weeks ago

Matkowski/Paes Triumph In Shenzhen

Sep 27 2014 9:37pm CDT | Source: ATP World Tour

Marcin Matkowski and Leander Paes capped their debut outing together with victory at the Malaysian Open, Kuala Lumpur, denying second seeds Jamie Murray and John Peers 3-6, 7-6(5), 10-5 in Sunday’s final. [[More Tennis News on ATPWorldTou ...
Source: ATP World Tour   Full article at: ATP World Tour
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Pune FC maintain hot form in King's Cup
Thimpu, Nov 25 (IANS) Pune FC finished their King's Cup group engagements in style, winning 2-0 against Bangladesh's Abahani Limited at the Changlimithang Stadium here Tuesday, to collect a maximum 12 points from four matches.
 
 
FC Goa aim to maintain momentum in ISL
Margao, Nov 25 (IANS) Hosts FC Goa will aim to maintain their upward swing and jump to the third spot when they take on Kerala Blasters FC in an 11th round match of the Indian Super League (ISL) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium here Wednesday.
 
 
Atletico look to book place in last 16 of Champions League
Madrid, Nov 25 (IANS) Spanish champions Atletico Madrid entertain Greek club Olympiacos in the Vicente Calderon Stadium Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League match knowing that a win will see last season's beaten finalists assure their place in the knockout stage of this year's competition.
 
 
Hughes 'critically injured, in ICU': Australian team doctor
Sydney, Nov 25 (IANS) Australian team doctor Peter Brukner confirmed Tuesday that batsman Phillip Hughes sustained a severe head injury while batting for South Australia in a domestic first-class match here and "is in a critical condition".
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

'Star Wars' spin off to focus on bounty hunters?
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) The much-awaited "Star Wars" spin-off movie will reportedly focus on bounty hunters. Director Gareth Edwards's untitled "Star Wars" spin-off movie will focus on a group of bounty hunters,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Lawrence credits Hemsworth for 'toughening her up'
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Jennifer Lawrence has credited Liam Hemsworth, her co-star in the film "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1", for "toughening her up". The 24-year-old said in an interview to Nylon...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
French FM says, Iran nuclear talks 'rather positive'
Paris, Nov 26 (IANS) French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday that he thought the tone of the Iran nuclear talks in Vienna was "rather positive." Speaking to radio France Inter Tuesday morning, Fabius...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Former Portuguese PM remanded in custody
Lisbon, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) Former Portuguese prime minister Jose Socrates has been remanded in custody on suspicion of corruption, tax fraud and money laundering, media reported Tuesday. The former Socialist Party...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Obama's approval rating falls to 39 percent
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS/EFE) President Barack Obama's approval rating fell to 39 percent, according to a survey released Tuesday. Voters were very divided about the executive action measures he has taken to suspend...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Lindsay Lohan not invited for dad's wedding
Los Angeles, Nov 26 (IANS) Actress Lindsay Lohan was reportedly not invited to her father's wedding. The 28-year-old, whose father Michael Lohan tied the knot with long-term girlfriend Kate Major Oct 30, was absent...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ariana Grande 'shocked and upset' by Bette Midler criticism
Ariana Grande was upset by Bette Midler's recent criticism of her. The 21-year-old singer was left feeling shocked and offended by the remarks of the entertainment icon. A source told gossip website TMZ that the sexy...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Kendall Jenner denies being bullied by models
Kendall Jenner has never been bullied by catwalk models. The 19-year-old beauty is one of the hottest names in the fashion world at the moment, having recently been named the new face of beauty brand Estee Lauder - and...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Angelina Jolie says Bob Geldof is a 'wonderful man'
Angelina Jolie thinks Bob Geldof is a ''wonderful, wonderful man''. The former Boomtown Rats star has been criticised for his part in the Band Aid 30 single, which is considered patronising by some, but Angelina, 39,...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Jennifer Aniston pranks radio reporter
Jennifer Aniston turned an interviewer into a shaking wreck by pretending to be offended at his questions. The 'Horrible Bosses 2' actress was asked by BBC Radio 1's Chris Stark how she would approach a guy in a...
Read more on Celebrity Balla