Leander Paes on 2 April 2017, combining with Canadian Adil Shamasdin, lifted the Leon Challenger Tour tennis tournament's Men's Doubles trophy at Leon, Mexico.
Paes and Shamasdin defeated Switzerland’s Luca Margaroli and Caro Zampieri of Brazil 6-1 6-4 in the title clash at the USD 75000 hard court event.
With this win, Paes grabbed his 20th ATP Challenger title. The Indian player has now won at least one title every year for the past 26 years.
About Leander Paes
• Born on 17 June 1973, Leander Adrian Paes is an Indian professional tennis player.
• He is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time.
• He has achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline.
• In 2010, his mixed doubles Wimbledon title made him the second man, after Rod Laver, to win Wimbledon titles in thirty years.
• In 1996-97, he received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honour.
• In 2001, he was honoured with the Padma Shri.
• In 2014, he received the Padma Bhushan for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
• He competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2016, making him the first Indian and only tennis player to compete at seven Olympic Games.
About Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon
• The Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon is a professional tennis tournament.
• It is played on outdoor hard courts.
• At present, it is a part of the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) Challenger Tour and the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Women's Circuit.
• Spain’s Adrian Menendez-Maceiras won the 2017 Torneo Internacional Challenger Leon Men’s Singles trophy.
When: 2 April 2017