Leander Paes: My target is Roger Federer's 17 Grand Slams

On the eve of receiving his Padma Bhushan, India's tennis ace Leander Paes says that the honour only motivates him to use every bit of fuel in his system.

updated: April 26, 2014 10:54 IST
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India's tennis ace Leander Paes does not keep a count of his awards. But he is more than happy to make an exception when something like the Padma Bhushan comes around.

The country's highest Grand Slam-winner (14 titles - eight men's doubles, six mixed doubles) Paes will be receiving the highest civilian award for distinguished service of high order from president Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

The 40-year-old former India Davis Cup captain, who is also a recipient of the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna and Arjuna Awards, is emotional about the occasion.

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