Age is not just a number for Leander Paes. At 40, it is an important factor highlighting his sensational career as he seeks to win yet another Grand Slam. (Paes-Stepanek vs Peya-Soares final, Live Blog)
Partnering Radek Stepanek, the Indian veteran has been unstoppable in his unwavering quest to keep winning. On Sunday, he will be one win away from emulating Martina Navratilova, who too won Grand Slams after reaching 40. Paes has won seven Grand Slam titles in men's doubles.
A player's body does wither with time and Paes is no different. His father however explains why the 'marathon-man' continues to wage successful wars on the tennis court. "He may have become a tad slow, but his hand-eye co-ordination is still very good and that's what makes him such a dangerous player, Dr Vece Paes was quoted as saying by a national daily.