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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by prasen9 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 am

Go, LePu!

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by S_K_S » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:52 pm

prasen9 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:00 am
Go, LePu!
Didn't LP have a competition on Instagram, or something similar, to pick a name for the team and he was giving away a prize?

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by PKBasu » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:26 pm

LeePu take the first set in the SF against the top seeds, 6-4.

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Post by prasen9 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 4:59 pm

And what was the result of the competition? I like LePu because you can say it in a very sophisticated way and sound elegantly French :p

Actually "Le Pur" would even have a meaning (the pure).

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by Varma » Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:58 pm

"Le Pur" lost the second set 3-6, and were down 5-9 (in STB) staring down 4 match points. They managed to save 2 of them but lost it eventually at 7-10.

At $1M St. Petersburg Open 2017, Russia

[SF] Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l. (1) Julio Peralta (CHI) / Horacio Zeballos (ARG) 6-4, 3-6, [7-10]

Making a semi-final in just their 2nd tournament together is not bad at all, especially given their not so high ranking. It's time to show this consistency in the next few weeks and boost their rankings as high as possible before the start of new season. I see this combination clicking for more reasons than one. Lee is an awesome mentor (if he wants to), so Purav has everything to gain from this partnership. Lee, on the other hand, will be very motivated to get his rank high enough to kick-off another episode of high DC drama :p .

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by prasen9 » Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:55 pm

Varma wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 5:58 pm
to kick-off another episode of high DC drama :p .
My favorite Vedic character is Narada :-) Drama is good.

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by Varma » Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:34 pm

prasen9 wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:55 pm
My favorite Vedic character is Narada :-) Drama is good.
Why am I not surprised? :p.

Kidding aside, even though you rake up quite a few discussions and often poke people to get more out of them, you always back your claims with reasonable data and detailed analysis, Prasen. I admire your analytical skills (and that of several others here in this forum)!

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by PKBasu » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:03 am

This was their third tournament together, Varma.

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by sportsfan » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:41 am

Any idea which tournament are Leander-Purav playing next?

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by S_K_S » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:34 pm

Leander talking his favourite Masters 1000 tournaments....https://t.co/r8hZWRX0yG

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by VReddy » Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Wonderful interview of Leander Paes in Breakfast with Champions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gw9r70Yq42w

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by Rajiv » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:51 am

Opps was just going to post it until I saw it has already been done ., very interesting and light hearted interview with some very poignant moments where in the early days at one time he had only 20 Francs in the pocket and could not afford a hotel room and instead spent the night in the tournament locker room.

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by jaydeep » Sun Jan 07, 2018 5:03 pm

Lee and Purav have received wild-card in Auckland ... They r facing Aisam-Marcin in the first round.

At $501K ASB Classic 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

[R1] (WC) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) vs Marcin Matkowski (POL)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK)

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Re: Leander Paes thread...

Post by jaydeep » Tue Jan 09, 2018 5:18 pm

Lee-Purav lost a close match in two hours against Aisam and Marcin ... Our pair had a match point in the second set tie-break which they failed to convert.

At $501K ASB Classic 2018, Auckland, New Zealand

[R1] (WC) Leander Paes (IND)/ Purav Raja (IND) l Marcin Matkowski (POL)/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi (PAK) 76(4) 67(8) 7-10

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