Leander Paes: Would be fun to play with Roger Federer on the same side of the net

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Leander Paes: Would be fun to play with Roger Federer on the same side of the net

Indian tennis legend Leander Paes hosted a Q&A session with his fans on Twitter on Saturday, which was also India's Independence Day. The Indian interacted with several of his fans as they asked him questions about his career and life on the tour.

India's Leander Paes says it would be fun to play doubles with Swiss legend Roger Federer

During the session, Paes was asked several questions, including if he would team up with Roger Federer. Paes responded, "I have played against Roger a few times in singles and doubles.

Would be fun to play with him on the same side of the net." Here is a look at some of the best quotes from the Q&A session with Paes. Paes has one win over Federer in singles - in the qualifying draw of the Indian Wells event in 2000 in three sets.

When he spoke to The Times of India some time back on the Swiss tennis legend, Paes said, “I beat him at the Indian Wells qualifying in 2000. Federer was an upcoming player then. He rifled a backhand against me with a straight arm, straight up the line that went like a laser beam.

My god, I had never seen anyone do that. Not even Andre Agassi”. Paes also called Federer the greatest player of all time in that interview. "“To me, Federer is the greatest player of all time. Rod Laver has won the full Grand Slam as an amateur and as a pro, but to me Roger what he has done in his career is phenomenal on every surface.


47 year old Leander Paes is considered one of the greatest doubles players in the history of the sport and holds the record for the most doubles wins in the Davis Cup.

He has won eight doubles and ten mixed doubles Grand Slam titles. He also won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Paes also launched his own website on Saturday. Paes had earlier announced that he retire at the end of the 2020 season but has said he will decide about playing next year and in 2021 based on the global situation.