With 97 on board, Leander Paes targets finishing 100 Grand Slam appearances
Leander Paes is simply three in need of finishing a century of Grand Slam appearances however is now not sure whether or not uncertainty brought on by COVID-19 pandemic will permit him to finish the coveted milestone or for that matter compete on the subsequent yr’s Tokyo Olympics.
Paes had introduced that 2020 can be his final season as knowledgeable participant however his plan to bid adieu on a excessive with a file eight look on the Olympics was stalled by the pandemic, which has wrecked the sporting calendar.
“Olympics continues to be far-off. As of now, I discover it tough to consider that sports activities will begin by July or August. Would it not begin October or November, who is aware of. However my crew and I are very properly ready that when the lockdown opens up, we’ll revaluate then and take a look at ‘One Final Roar’ as season whether or not we should always take a look at 2021 or not,” Paes instructed desk tennis participant Mudit Dani on his chat present ‘Sportlight’.
Additional speaking about his plans, Paes stated there one piece is statistics he want to get.
“I’ve performed 97 Grand Slams to this point and if I play three extra, it will likely be 100 in order that strikes me. Additionally attending to the eighth Olympics to verify India is ceaselessly on the highest as essentially the most variety of Olympics performed by a tennis participant. That’s the benchmark I want to push. However even when I do not get there, nonetheless I am pleased with what I’ve executed and the profession I’ve,” stated the winner of 18 majors.