Leander Paes says he has began coaching with French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics in thoughts

Leander Paes says he has began coaching with French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics in thoughts

Paes mentioned he took an entire break from tennis through the COVID-19 pandemic and has begun coaching because the final three weeks.

Leander Paes says he has started training with French Open, Wimbledon and Tokyo Olympics in mind

File picture of Leander Paes. Picture credit score: Tata Open Maharashtra

Mumbai: Solely the perfect gamers ought to characterize the nation within the Olympics, feels Indian tennis stalwart Leander Paes, who has begun preparations with the Tokyo Video games in thoughts.

Speaking on the sidelines of the Tennis Premier League public sale on Tuesday, Paes mentioned he has began arduous coaching focussing on the French Open, Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to be held in July-August.

I’m conscious of the French Open, the Wimbledon and in addition the Olympics. The three huge ones within the close to future and that is what I might be specializing in,” he mentioned.

“I’ve all the time been a patriot and consider that the one greatest gamers ought to characterize the nation”, the 47-year-old mentioned whereas referring to the Olympics.

In December 2019, Paes had mentioned that 2020 can be his remaining 12 months within the skilled circuit however the COVID-19 pandemic struck the world. Paes mentioned he took an entire break from tennis through the COVID-19 pandemic and has begun coaching because the final three weeks.

“By the tip of 2019, I used to be jaded and drained from all of the travelling and taking part in on the highest stage. The enforced lockdown helped me spend high quality time with my dad, my mother, my daughter and I used to be rejuvenated, mentioned Paes.

I’ve begun coaching arduous, again to my weight loss program and have misplaced 6 kgs in three weeks. I get again into my rhythm, he added.

Paes is the co-owner of Mumbai Leon Military within the Tennis Premier League and a mentor of the occasion.

“Apart from offering a much-needed platform for our gamers to showcase their expertise, the TPL additionally brings a whole neighborhood collectively, with the house owners, celebrities, sponsors, mentors, coaches and gamers, which is so necessary for a sport to develop, he mentioned.

Paes additionally mentioned that he will not be stunned if Rafael Nadal betters Roger Federer’s all-time Grand Slam title file by successful the French Open, however he was fast so as to add that my champion (Novak) Djokovic would higher all information.”

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