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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.


Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara contracts COVID-19
Delhi Capitals skipper Shreyas Iyer fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate
Serena Williams pulls out of French Open with hurt Achilles
IPL 2020: SRH beat DC by 15 runs runs, register 1st win of season
Djokovic drops only 5 games
IPL 2020: RCB beat MI in Super over
Gill hails Cummins' superb comeback against SRH
Warner hits out at SRH's poor middle-order approach
IPL 2020: KKR beat SRH by 7 wickets
RCB skipper Kohli fined Rs 12 lakh for slow over-rate
Dynamo, Olympiakos win 1st legs of CL qualifying playoffs
Luis Su rez moves from Barcelona to Atl tico Madrid
Takes lot out of you to play long innings in these conditions: Rohit Sharma
IPL 2020: MI beat KKR by 49 runs
Zimbabwe cricket team get govt's approval for Pakistan tour
Samson hits CSK out of park as Royals start IPL with 16-run win
Djokovic wins record 36th Masters title in Rome
It really hurts to not close off game against Capitals: Agarwal
Chennaiyin FC ropes in Bosnian central defender Enes Sipovic
Hope the youngsters translate their talent into performance: Warner
KERALA NEWS
Kerala reports 7354 new COVID-19 cases,22 deaths
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Tuesday again registered a spike in new COVID-19 cases reporting 7,354  
COVID-19 tally in Kerala racing towards 1.50 lakh mark
Take steps to attach properties of pvt financial institution; HC to govt
Kerala logs single-day highest spike of 3,830 COVID-19 cases
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Maldives thanks India for $250 million support amid COVID-19 pandemic
 United Nations, Sep 30 (PTI) The Maldives has thanked India for the financial assistance of USD 250
Pak opens all educational institutions, six months after closure due to COVID-19
Trump urges supporters to watch ballots very carefully
Tensions mount as Armenia, Azerbaijan continue fighting
NATIONAL NEWS
Waiting eagerly for CBI probe outcome in Sushant case:Minister
 Mumbai, Sep 29 (PTI) Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Tuesday sought to know what happened
NHRC notice to UP govt, state police chief over gang rape of Dalit woman
Cong will celebrate Diwali with people after bypolls: Kamal Nath
Amnesty International halts operations in India
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