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Sports News
Paes wants to create champions after retirement
 
Pune: Iconic Leander Paes says creating champions is a dream he is nurturing for his second innings just like inspirational Rahul Dravid and Pullela Gopichand have done.

Set to retire after the 2020 season, Paes said national badminton coach Gopichand and Dravid, who mentors the U19 and India A sides, have set a benchmark in coaching.

Gopichand gave India two Olympic medallists in Saina Nehwal and PV Sindhu while former cricket captain and much-revered Dravid has been mentoring the U19 and India A sides.

"The re-invention of one's self is important. There is so much to do in the second innings. I don't know if one can get it perfectly but now I want one of my athletes to win a Grand Slam and compete at the Olympics," Paes said while talking on the sidelines of the Tata Open Maharashtra.

"If I look at some of past players of India who I have tremendous respect for, there are players like Rahul Dravid, Pullela Gopichand who have trained younger generation to the highest level."

The veteran tennis star said tennis has to be transformed like other sports.

"We really need to reinvent tennis because competition for sport in India is huge now with all the leagues, not just IPL. Table tennis, boxing, wrestling, badminton, Kabaddi are becoming huge in our country," Paes said.

"Tennis in India needs an energised injection to be infused. We need to attract lot more kids. Now days so many distractions are there for them and sport and tennis is a great way to channelise them," he added.

Paes, the winner of eight men's doubles Grand Slam trophies, partnering Australia's Matthew Ebden, exited from the Tata Open on Thursday after defeat against Indian pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Purav Raja.

"They were playing amazingly well with 85 per cent first serve win. That was unbelievable. They were on a roll, everything they touched turned into gold," Paes concluded.


Ishant is hitting good areas, Prithvi should follow instincts: Kohli hints on playing XI
PCB chief hints at Pakistan giving up Asia Cup hosting rights
Won't rule out playing 2023 World Cup, says Taylor
Messi, Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of Year honour; Biles gets third award
Celta strike late to put brakes on Real Madrid
Harmanpreet sets sights on T20 WC title, says it's going to be big if India win
Agarwal back among runs, Pant too gets some form back
India to play day-night Test in Australia
Chennaiyin FC beat ATK 3-1 to boost play-off hopes
Kerala beat Chattisgarh by nine wickets in C K Nayudu trophy
Ishant passes fitness test, to join Indian team in NZ for Test series
Kerala Blasters register first win over Bengaluru FC in Hero ISL
Smriti Mandhana rises to 4th in ICC T20 rankings
Bopanna-Shapovalov pair enters semifinals in Rotterdam
Bumrah needs to be aggressive and take extra risks: Zaheer
Manpreet Singh becomes 1st Indian to win FIH Male Player of Year award
Ex-India international Robin Singh appointed UAE's director of cricket
Maxwell ruled out of SA tour with elbow injury, could miss beginning of IPL
High-flying Kiwis inflict first ODI series whitewash on India in 31 years
Warner hints T20 retirement in "few years" to prolong Test, ODI career
KERALA NEWS
Two forest dept officials killed in wildfire
 Thrissur: Two forest department officials were on Sunday charred to death in a wildfire at Wadakkanc  
CPI(M) expels two student activists held for Maoist links
Surendran new Kerala BJP President
Student who tested Positive for coronavirus discharged
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Death toll from China virus surges past 2,000
 Beijing, Feb 19 (PTI) The death toll from the coronavirus epidemic in China crossed the 2,000-mark o
Necessary to prevent statelessness when nationality laws are changed: UN chief
UK budget on March 11 as planned: new finance minister
Wuhan hospital director dies of coronavirus
NATIONAL NEWS
Maha CM visits Shivneri Fort on Shivaji''s birth anniversary
 Mumbai, Feb 19 (PTI) Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray visited the Shivneri Fort in Pune d
Can transport minister come to explain govt proposal for introducing EVs, asks SC
People of Delhi taught a lesson to BJP which it will remember for long time: Gehlot
Delhi court sends Sharjeel to judicial custody till Mar 3 in New Friends Colony anti-CAA violence case
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