Mumbai: The break-up with partner Rhea Pillai and the legal battle for custody of his eight-year-old daughter Aiyana is clearly taking a toll on tennis icon Leander Paes' career.
"Physically I am good, and mentally I am peaceful. I have personal issues to look at. This year has been a very tough. Yes, I have a daughter whom I have to protect and look after. But, I have got a very good team around me who helped me (during my bad times).
My parents helped to look after my daughter. I have a team around me who helped look after my tennis career and my business.