Leander Paes, oldest man to win a Grand Slam, defies odds to US Open triumph

Leander Paes almost suffered a broken nose when a ball hit him in the face during their second round of US Open against Daniel Brands and Philipp Oswald.

updated: September 09, 2013 14:01 IST
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New York: Leander Paes became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title on Sunday when he and Radek Stepanek took the US Open doubles title, but their journey to the championship was almost scarred by tragedy.

India's Paes, 40, and 34-year-old Czech Stepanek, the fourth seeds, defeated Alexander Peya of Austria and Brazil's Bruno Soares, the second seeds, 6-1, 6-3. (Highlights from the match)

It was their second major title as a pair, the Asian star's third in New York, eighth in men's doubles and 14th overall. (In pics: How Paes and Stepanek lift their maiden US Open crown)

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