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“My life’s honour to play for India over 3 decades:” Leander Paes

Former doubles world No. 1 Leander Paes was recently elected to receive the Ultimate Honor in Tennis – induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame – as the Class of 2024.
Paes, an 18-time Grand Slam champion in doubles and mixed doubles, has been selected in the Player Category to receive tennis’ Ultimate Honor.
The Class of 2024 will be officially inducted into the Hall of Fame on July 20, 2024 in Newport, Rhode Island. Paes will join an elite group of 264 inductees from 27 nations – with India set to become the 28th nation represented in the Hall of Fame.
Speaking of the induction into the International Tennis Hall, Leander Paes said it was his life’s honour to represent India for over 3 decades in a sport and added this Ultimate Honor in Tennis induction belongs to every Indian.
“It has been my life’s honour to play for my country for over 3 decades in a sport that has given me and taught me everything and this acknowledgement is indeed the ultimate accolade for every tennis player. The International Tennis Hall of Fame induction belongs not just to me but to our billion plus Indians and to every young kid who nurtures a dream in their heart and fire in their belly to follow their passions,” Leander Paes was quoted as saying by International the Hall of Fame in an official statement.
“Being born into a sporting family legacy was a daunting realisation inspired by my parents, I’ve always been motivated to stand and hear the national anthem which has spurred me on ever since I picked up a wooden tennis racket as a five-year-old,” he added.-TIN Bureau

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