Second entry looking bright: Leander Paes publishes on social networks

MUMBAI: the legendary Leander Paes , who recently said that 2020 will be his last year as a professional tennis player, said Sunday that his second entry looks good when he posted a video on social networks where he is seen juggling basketballs.

The second entries look bright! Leander, 46, published in his Twitter handle with a video of his juggling with three basketballs expertly.

He used a basketball emoticon after its publication, labeling the NBA India as well.

Paes, 46, had announced that he would seek to play a few select tournaments next year and travel with his team while calling the curtains in a race that began in 1991.

Paes has won 18 doubles and mixed doubles Grand slam titles and a bronze medal in the singles at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. He also competed in the consecutive Olympic Games from 1992 to 2016, becoming the first and only Indian tennis player to compete in seven games.

Paes won a total of 54 doubles titles in a career spanning three decades. He is also the most successful doubles player in the history of Davis cup with 43 wins in 56 games.

He bettered his own Davis cup record by winning his 44th doubles match along with debutant Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as India hit Pakistan in Nur-Sultan recently and reserved a place in the World Group Qualifiers next year.

India will face world number two Croatia for the Qualifiers in a draw away, which will take place on March 6 and 7. Paes's father, Vece Paes recently said that his son has set his eyes on the Tokyo Olympics and Davis cup this year to end on a high.

Born in Calcutta, Paes was ranked number 1 in the doubles category along with his famous partner. Mahesh Bhupathi , with whom he won three Grand slam crowns at the turn of the century.

The couple won 26 doubles titles between 1997 and 2011.