Chennai: Doubles world No. 3 Leander Paes will take to the court in Chennai Open with a new partner --Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France -- as he prepares to defend his title here for the third time in a row later this month.
At 39, Paes has had a good run in 2012 winning four titles, including the Australian Open (doubles) and reaching the finals at Tokyo and US Open.
And for the 29-year-old Frenchman, the year has brought three doubles titles, taking him to a career-best doubles ranking of 38. He, though, will finish the year at 43.