Adrian Paes is
an Indian professional tennis player who is considered to
be one of the best doublesand
mixed doubles players of all time, having achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline.
has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles, and is the oldest man
to have won a Grand Slam title.One of
the most successful professional Indian tennis players, he has received
the Rajiv Gandhi KhelRatna award, India's highest
sporting honour, in 1996–97; the Arjuna Award in 1990; the Padma Shri award in 2001 and its 3rd
Highest Civilian Award the Padma Bhushan in January 2014 for his
outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic
competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2016, making him the first Indian
and only tennis player to compete at seven
is a former Davis Cup team captain, and holds the
record for the most Davis Cup doubles wins with 42 victories (equal to Nicola Pietrangeli).
also plays in World TeamTennis for the Washington Kastles, being on the 2009, 2011, 2012,
2013, 2014, and 2015 championship teams and was named Male MVP for 2009 and
2011 for all of World Team Tennis.He is
the sports ambassador of the Indian state of Haryana.
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