• Friday, September 22, 2023


Paes warms up for Wimbledon with tournament win

Leander Paes

By: Sarwar Alam

Leander Paes warmed up for Wimbledon by winning the Aegon Ilkley Challenger trophy with Canadian partner Adil Shamasdin, following a come-from-behind win over Brydan Klien and Joe Salisbury last Saturday (24). The top seeds rallied to beat the local wild card pair 2-6 6-2 10-8 in the summit clash of the grass court event. It is third title of the 2017 season for Paes on the ATP Challenger Tour and his second with Shamasdin. The 45-year-old won the Tallahassee Challenger with American partner Scott Lipksy in April. His first title of the campaign had come in Leon, Mexico, with Shamasdin…

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