Leander Paes' Grand Slam win no big deal for US media

India may be celebrating Leander Paes' feat of winning the US Open doubles title at 40 but the host nation mostly made use of flat reports to describe the feat.

updated: September 10, 2013 11:59 IST
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Washington: Indian tennis star Leander Paes' feat of winning a Grand Slam doubles title at the US Open at 40, largely went unheralded in the US media with most giving just factual agency reports on the match.

The Wall Street Journal, however, in a longish blog report, took note of the fact that "For the 40-year-old Paes, it is his eight career Grand Slam men's doubles title and his third US Open championship".

"He's also won seven mixed doubles Slam titles and now has earned the distinction of having won a Grand Slam title in each of three decades. He also won the 1996 Olympic bronze medal in men's singles tennis."

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