Mumbai: The oldest men's player to clinch a Grand Slam in Open era, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes on Friday credited his former mixed doubles partner Martina Navratilova for helping him elongate his international career by adopting a "clean lifestyle".
"Playing with Martina for many many years, I have learnt a lot. She is obviously a big inspiration for me to continue to remodel my game and stay healthy. I have also learnt how to live a clean lifestyle and be productive towards my tennis," Paes told reporters on his return after winning the men's doubles trophy at the US Open. (Read: Paes' Grand Slam win not big deal for US media)
Paes and Navratilova together won two Grand Slam titles, besides finishing runners-up on two other occasions. (Read: Paes dedicates US Open title to Richard Leach)