Leander Paes is amazing, says Anand Amritraj

Regarding Paes, the 61-year-old former player said: "Somebody told me that Leander wants to play till 2016 Rio Olympics, which would make him 43-years-old. It is amazing what he can do, what he does," he added.

updated: October 18, 2013 21:27 IST
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New Delhi: Former player Anand Amritraj, who was appointed Davis Cup captain last month, on Friday stressed on the importance of developing a good second singles player who can ease the pressure on India's top player Somdev Devvarman.

"We always had great doubles players but singles is our problem. Somdev in the top-100 but we need to have a player who is in top 150-200. A second singles player is important for us to make the World Group. Otherwise, Somdev will be under a lot of pressure," Amritraj told reporters at the Delhi Lawn Tennis Association (DLTA) Complex here.

"We have some good young players. I met them during Maharashtra Tennis League in January, so I know who I'll be working with.

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