Turmoil in Personal Life Affecting My Game: Leander Paes

Leander Paes is going through a bitter divorce with wife Rhea Pillai and is fighting a custody battle for his daughter.

updated: September 19, 2014 14:58 IST
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A court hearing will keep Leander Paes off the tennis court. He is battling for the custody of his daughter.
Leander Paes feels his daughter's future is of greater importance to him than his career.

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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.

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