Leander Paes and father to be honoured by AITA in December

Leander Paes has won six mixed doubles Grand Slam titles and finished as runner up in numerous other Grand Slam finals. He is the oldest man to have won a Grand Slam.

updated: October 17, 2013 20:24 IST
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New Delhi: Indian tennis legend Leander Paes and his father Vece Paes will be felicitated by the All India Tennis Association (AITA) at Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Complex in December for their contribution to the sport.

AITA Coaches Committee chairman Suman Kapur said in a statement that Leander, who had won his eighth men's doubles Grand Slam title at the US Open last month, will be honoured along with his father Vece, a doctor in sports medicine, who have been with the Indian Davis Cup teams.

"A decision has been taken to felicitate a few Indian greats who have served Indian tennis selflessly. One of India's greatest sportsperson who continues to make the country proud, Leander Paes would be felicitated," AITA Coaches Committee chairman Suman Kapur said in a statement.

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