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Mahesh Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi
Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
Country (sports)  India
Born (1974-06-07) 7 June 1974
Chennai, India
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1995
Retired Active
Prize money $6,582,647[1]
Singles
Career record 10–28
Career titles 0
Highest ranking No. 217 (2 February 1998)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open Q2 (1998)
French Open Q3 (1996, 1999)
Wimbledon 1R (1997, 1998, 2000)
US Open 1R (1995)
Doubles
Career record 683-358
Career titles 52[2]
Highest ranking No. 1 (26 April 1999)
Current ranking No. 293 (19 January 2015)[2]
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1999, 2009, 2011)
French Open W (1999, 2001)
Wimbledon W (1999)
US Open W (2002)
Other doubles tournaments
Tour Finals F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2012)
Olympic Games SF – 4th (2004)
Mixed doubles
Career record 115-53
Career titles 8
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian Open W (2006, 2009)
French Open W (1997, 2012)
Wimbledon W (2002, 2005)
US Open W (1999, 2005)
Team competitions
Davis Cup QF (1996)
Last updated on: 9 September 2013.

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is an Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki).[1] With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League.

Contents

  • Career 1
    • 1995–2006 1.1
    • 2007–2008 1.2
    • 2009–2012 1.3
    • 2013 1.4
  • Playing Style 2
  • Year-end finals 3
  • Grand Slam titles 4
    • Doubles 4.1
    • Mixed doubles: 12 (8–4) 4.2
    • Summer Olympics 4.3
      • Doubles: 0 (0–1) 4.3.1
  • ATP career finals 5
    • Doubles: 96 (52–44) 5.1
    • Doubles performance timeline 5.2
    • Mixed doubles performance timeline 5.3
  • Davis Cup and Asian Games 6
  • Personal life 7
  • Partnerships 8
    • Partners in men's doubles 8.1
    • Partners in mixed doubles 8.2
    • Other partners 8.3
      • India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events 8.3.1
  • Partnership with Leander Paes 9
    • Davis Cup Record 9.1
  • Sports management and sports-based e-commerce 10
  • International Premier Tennis League 11
  • Awards 12
  • Notes 13
  • References 14
  • External links 15

Career

1995–2006

Mahesh Bhupathi is best known as one of the top doubles players in the 1990s and 2000s. In 1999, Bhupathi won three doubles titles with Leander Paes, including French Open and Wimbledon. He and Leander became the first doubles team to reach the finals of all four Grand Slams, the first time such a feat has been achieved in the open era and the first time since 1952. On 26 April of that year, they became the world no. 1 doubles team. Bhupathi also won the US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan.

In 2006, Bhupathi teamed with Martina Hingis in the Australian Open mixed doubles competition. Entering the tournament unseeded and as wildcards,[3] the first-time pair defeated four seeded opponents along the way, while only dropping a single set throughout. Bhupathi and Hingis defeated the sixth-seeded team of Daniel Nestor and Elena Likhovtseva in straight sets, 6–3, 6–3, to capture the championship. It was the sixth mixed doubles Grand Slam for Bhupathi, and a first for Hingis. By winning the Australian Open, Bhupathi completed a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles.

2007–2008

In 2007, Bhupathi and Czech Radek Štěpánek reached the 2007 Australian Open men's doubles event's quarterfinals. He teamed with Štěpánek at the 2007 French Open to make the doubles semifinals, defeating two-year defending champions Jonas Björkman and Max Mirnyi in the quarterfinals. The team lost to the eventual champions Mark Knowles and Daniel Nestor. After Wimbledon, Bhupathi teamed with Pavel Vízner to win the 2007 Canada Masters, defeating the top-ranked doubles team Bob and Mike Bryan en route. After this victory, he won a tournament in New Haven with Nenad Zimonjić. At the 2007 US Open, he and Zimonjić paired in doubles. After the US Open, the team that beat Bhupathi and Štěpánek in the French Open semifinals, Knowles and Nestor, split up. Bhupathi became Knowles' partner,[4] while Zimonjić became Nestor's, but back surgery meant he was out until the end of the year.[5]

2009–2012

In 2009, Bhupathi and compatriot Sania Mirza won the mixed doubles title at the Australian Open, beating Nathalie Dechy and Andy Ram, 6–3, 6–1, in the final. The ace Indian pair thus made up for the disappointment of the previous year's final when they were beaten by Sun Tiantian and Nenad Zimonjić. With this win, Bhupathi's count in mixed doubles Grand Slam titles increased to seven.

Bhupathi broke up his partnership with Knowles and began playing once again with Max Mirnyi, with whom he played to win the 2002 US Open.[6] In 2011, Bhupathi reunited with former playing partner Leander Paes for the 2011 Australian Open. The team of Bhupathi and Paes reached the final, but lost, 3–6, 4–6, to the Bryan brothers.[7] On 7 June 2012, Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the French Open mixed doubles.[8] On 4 November 2012, Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Masters cup.[9] In spite of suffering a setback with their loss against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in the ATP Tour Finals opener,[10] the Indian duo reached the final round of the ATP Tour Finals, but suffered a defeat at the hands of Marcel Granollers and Marc López.[11]

Bhupathi serves in his third-round match partnering Mark Knowles during the 2008 US Open.

2013

Bhupathi and Bopanna played with different partners for the first three months of 2013, Bhupathi winning the tournament in Dubai in March with Michaël Llodra, but have rejoined forces starting with the Monte Carlo Masters.[12]

Playing Style

Mahesh Bhupathi is known for big serves in Doubles Tennis. According to Nadal, his strong back hand makes him the best for an Ad Court player. Roger Federer acclaims him as one of the best players of all time.[13] He often discusses strategies between the serves with partners during the match, and also communicates with partner using finger-at-the-back signals during the match. He's also a better smasher when compared with his fellow Indian partners.

Year-end finals[14]

Bhupathi appeared with Paes in six season finales.

In 2011, they appeared, for the first time since 2002, after securing qualification in mid-October.

Bhupathi played at the year-end championships with Paes from 1997–2000 and in 2002, reaching three finals. In 1997, they lost the final to Rick Leach and Jonathan Stark. They lost the 1999 final to Sébastien Lareau and Alex O’Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.

Bhupathi also qualified with Max Mirnyi in 2003, 2004, and 2010, when they finished runners-up to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić.

He also appeared at the season closer with Mark Knowles in 2008 and 2009. In 2012, he and Rohan Bopanna made it to the final, where they lost to Marcel Granollers and Marc López.

Grand Slam titles

Doubles

Wins (4)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1999 French Open Clay Leander Paes Goran Ivanišević
Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
1999 Wimbledon Grass Leander Paes Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
2001 French Open (2) Clay Leander Paes Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
2002 US Open Hard Max Mirnyi Jiří Novák
Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-ups (6)
Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in final Score in final
1999 Australian Open Hard Leander Paes Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6
1999 US Open Hard Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
2003 Wimbledon Grass Max Mirnyi Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 3–6
2009 Australian Open (2) Hard Mark Knowles Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–2, 5–7, 0–6
2009 US Open (2) Hard Mark Knowles Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
2011 Australian Open (3) Hard Leander Paes Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6

Mixed doubles: 12 (8–4)

By winning the 2006 Australian Open title, Bhupathi completed the mixed doubles Career Grand Slam. He became the eighth male player in history to achieve this.

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents in the final Score in the final
Winner 1997 French Open Clay Rika Hiraki Patrick Galbraith
Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon Grass Mirjana Lučić Serena Williams
Max Mirnyi
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1999 US Open Hard Ai Sugiyama Donald Johnson
Kimberly Po
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2002 Wimbledon Grass Elena Likhovtseva Daniela Hantuchová
Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay Elena Likhovtseva Lisa Raymond
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2005 Wimbledon (2) Grass Mary Pierce Paul Hanley
Tatiana Perebiynis
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2005 US Open (2) Hard Daniela Hantuchová Katarina Srebotnik
Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2006 Australian Open Hard Martina Hingis Elena Likhovtseva
Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2008 Australian Open Hard Sania Mirza Sun Tiantian
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 2009 Australian Open (2) Hard Sania Mirza Nathalie Dechy
Andy Ram
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Grass Elena Vesnina Iveta Benešová
Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2012 French Open (2) Clay Sania Mirza Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Santiago González
7–6(7–3), 6–1

Summer Olympics

Doubles: 0 (0–1)

Outcome Year Championship Surface Partner Opponents Score
4th place 2004 Athens Hard Leander Paes Mario Ančić
Ivan Ljubičić
6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16

ATP career finals

Doubles: 96 (52–44)

Legend
Grand Slam (4–6)
ATP World Tour Finals (0–5)
ATP World Tour Masters 1000 (16–13)
ATP World Tour 500 Series (8–7)
ATP World Tour 250 Series (24–12)
Titles by Surface
Hard (32–26)
Clay (13–4)
Grass (2–6)
Carpet (5–7)
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Partnering Opponent in the final Score
Winner 1. 14 April 1997 Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Oleg Ogorodov
Eyal Ran
7–6, 7–5
Winner 2. 5 May 1997 Prague, Czech Republic Clay Leander Paes Petr Luxa
David Škoch
6–1, 6–1
Runner-up 1. 28 July 1997 Los Angeles, United States Hard Rick Leach Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Winner 3. 4 August 1997 Montréal, Canada Hard Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
7–6, 6–3
Winner 4. 18 August 1997 New Haven, United States Hard Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–4, 6–7, 6–2
Winner 5. 6 October 1997 Beijing, China Hard (i) Leander Paes Jim Courier
Alex O'Brien
7–5, 7–6
Winner 6. 13 October 1997 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Leander Paes Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
6–4, 6–4
Runner-up 2. 23 November 1997 Hartford, United States Carpet Leander Paes Rick Leach
Jonathan Stark
3–6, 4–6, 6–7
Winner 7. 12 January 1998 Doha, Qatar Hard Leander Paes Olivier Delaître
Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 6–4
Winner 8. 16 February 1998 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Leander Paes Donald Johnson
Francisco Montana
6–2, 7–5
Winner 9. 13 April 1998 Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Olivier Delaître
Max Mirnyi
6–7, 6–3, 6–2
Winner 10. 18 May 1998 Rome, Italy Clay Leander Paes Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–4, 4–6, 7–6
Winner 11. 12 October 1998 Shanghai, China Carpet Leander Paes Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
6–4, 6–7, 7–6
Runner-up 3. 19 October 1998 Singapore, Singapore Carpet Leander Paes Todd Woodbridge
Mark Woodforde
2–6, 3–6
Runner-up 4. 2 November 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Hard (i) Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
3–6, 6–3, 5–7
Winner 12. 9 November 1998 Paris, France Carpet Leander Paes Jacco Eltingh
Paul Haarhuis
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 5. 1 February 1999 Melbourne, Australia Hard Leander Paes Jonas Björkman
Patrick Rafter
3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 13. 12 April 1999 Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Wayne Black
Neville Godwin
4–6, 7–5, 6–4
Winner 14. 7 June 1999 Paris, France Clay Leander Paes Goran Ivanišević
Jeff Tarango
6–2, 7–5
Winner 15. 5 July 1999 London, United Kingdom Grass Leander Paes Paul Haarhuis
Jared Palmer
6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6
Runner-up 6. 13 September 1999 New York, United States Hard Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 7. 15 November 1999 Hartford, United States Carpet Leander Paes Sébastien Lareau
Alex O'Brien
3–6, 2–6, 2–6
Winner 16. 29 May 2000 St. Poelten, Austria Clay Andrew Kratzmann Andrea Gaudenzi
Diego Nargiso
7–6, 6–7, 6–4
Runner-up 8. 19 June 2000 Halle, Germany Grass David Prinosil Nicklas Kulti
Mikael Tillström
6–7, 6–7
Winner 17. 16 October 2000 Tokyo, Japan Hard Leander Paes Michael Hill
Jeff Tarango
6–4, 6–7, 6–3
Runner-up 9. 17 December 2000 Bangalore, India Hard Leander Paes Donald Johnson
Piet Norval
6–7, 3–6, 4–6
Winner 18. 30 April 2001 Atlanta, United States Clay Leander Paes Rick Leach
David Macpherson
6–3, 7–6
Winner 19. 7 May 2001 Houston, United States Clay Leander Paes Kevin Kim
Jim Thomas
7–6, 6–2
Winner 20. 11 June 2001 Paris, France Clay Leander Paes Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
7–6, 6–3
Winner 21. 13 August 2001 Cincinnati, United States Hard Leander Paes Martin Damm
David Prinosil
7–6, 6–3
Runner-up 10. 20 August 2001 Indianapolis, United States Hard Sébastien Lareau Mark Knowles
Brian MacPhie
6–7, 7–5, 4–6
Runner-up 11. 8 October 2001 Moscow, Russia Carpet Jeff Tarango Max Mirnyi
Sandon Stolle
3–6, 0–6
Runner-up 12. 29 October 2001 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Leander Paes Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–7, 4–6
Runner-up 13. 5 November 2001 Paris, France Carpet Leander Paes Ellis Ferreira
Rick Leach
6–3, 4–6, 3–6
Winner 22. 7 January 2002 Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Tomáš Cibulec
Ota Fukárek
5–7, 6–2, 7–5
Winner 23. 6 May 2002 Majorca, Spain Clay Leander Paes Julian Knowle
Michael Kohlmann
6–2, 6–4
Winner 24. 20 May 2002 Hamburg, Germany Clay Jan-Michael Gambill Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–2, 6–4
Runner-up 14. 17 June 2002 London, United Kingdom Grass Max Mirnyi Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 15. 12 August 2002 Cincinnati, United States Hard Max Mirnyi James Blake
Todd Martin
5–7, 3–6
Runner-up 16. 19 August 2002 Indianapolis, United States Hard Max Mirnyi Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
6–7, 7–6, 4–6
Winner 25. 26 August 2002 Long Island, United States Hard Mike Bryan Petr Pála
Pavel Vízner
6–3, 6–4
Winner 26. 9 September 2002 New York, United States Hard Max Mirnyi Jiří Novák
Radek Štěpánek
6–3, 3–6, 6–4
Runner-up 17. 21 October 2002 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
3–6, 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 18. 13 January 2003 Sydney, Australia Hard Joshua Eagle Paul Hanley
Nathan Healey
6–7, 4–6
Winner 27. 14 April 2003 Estoril, Portugal Clay Max Mirnyi Lucas Arnold Ker
Mariano Hood
6–1, 6–2
Winner 28. 21 April 2003 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Max Mirnyi Michaël Llodra
Fabrice Santoro
6–4, 3–6, 7–6
Runner-up 19. 19 May 2003 Hamburg, Germany Clay Max Mirnyi Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 20. 16 June 2003 London, United Kingdom Grass Max Mirnyi Mark Knowles
Daniel Nestor
7–5, 4–6, 6–7
Runner-up 21. 7 July 2003 London, United Kingdom Grass Max Mirnyi Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 3–6, 6–7, 3–6
Winner 29. 11 August 2003 Montréal, Canada Hard Max Mirnyi Jonas Björkman
Todd Woodbridge
6–3, 7–6
Winner 30. 6 October 2003 Moscow, Russia Carpet Max Mirnyi Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–3, 7–5
Runner-up 22. 13 October 2003 Vienna, Austria Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Yves Allegro
Roger Federer
6–7, 5–7
Winner 31. 20 October 2003 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 2–6, 6–3
Winner 32. 19 January 2004 Auckland, New Zealand Hard Fabrice Santoro Wayne Black
Kevin Ullyett
4–6, 7–5, 6–3
Winner 33. 8 March 2004 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Fabrice Santoro Jonas Björkman
Leander Paes
6–2, 4–6, 6–4
Winner 34. 10 May 2004 Rome, Italy Clay Max Mirnyi Wayne Arthurs
Paul Hanley
2–6, 6–3, 6–4
Winner 35. 12 July 2004 Båstad, Sweden Clay Jonas Björkman Simon Aspelin
Todd Perry
4–6, 7–6, 7–6
Winner 36. 2 August 2004 Toronto, Canada Hard Leander Paes Jonas Björkman
Max Mirnyi
6–4, 6–2
Runner-up 23. 18 October 2004 Moscow, Russia Carpet Jonas Björkman Igor Andreev
Nikolay Davydenko
6–3, 3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 24. 10 January 2005 Chennai, India Hard Jonas Björkman Yen-Hsun Lu
Rainer Schüttler
5–7, 6–4, 6–7
Winner 37. 17 January 2005 Sydney, Australia Hard Todd Woodbridge Arnaud Clément
Michaël Llodra
6–3, 6–3
Winner 38. 18 September 2006 Beijing, China Hard Mario Ančić Michael Berrer
Kenneth Carlsen
6–4, 6–3
Winner 39. 2 October 2006 Mumbai, India Hard Mario Ančić Rohan Bopanna
Mustafa Ghouse
6–4, 6–7, [10–8]
Runner-up 25. 5 March 2007 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Radek Štěpánek Fabrice Santoro
Nenad Zimonjić
5–7, 7–6, [7–10]
Winner 40. 12 August 2007 Montréal, Canada Hard Pavel Vízner Paul Hanley
Kevin Ullyett
6–4, 6–4
Winner 41. 25 August 2007 New Haven, United States Hard Nenad Zimonjić Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
6–3, 6–3
Winner 42. 2 March 2008 Memphis, United States Hard (i) Mark Knowles Sanchai Ratiwatana
Sonchat Ratiwatana
7–6, 6–2
Winner 43. 8 March 2008 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Mark Knowles Martin Damm
Pavel Vízner
7–5, 7–6
Runner-up 26. 26 March 2008 Miami, United States Hard Mark Knowles Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
2–6, 2–6
Runner-up 27. 27 April 2008 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Mark Knowles Rafael Nadal
Tommy Robredo
3–6, 3–6
Runner-up 28. 15 June 2008 s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands Grass Leander Paes Mario Ančić
Jürgen Melzer
6–7, 3–6
Runner-up 29. 23 August 2008 New Haven, United States Hard Mark Knowles Marcelo Melo
André Sá
5–7, 2–6
Runner-up 30. 13 October 2008 Madrid, Spain Hard (i) Mark Knowles Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
4–6, 2–6
Winner 44. 18 October 2008 Basel, Switzerland Carpet Mark Knowles Christopher Kas
Philipp Kohlschreiber
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 31. 31 January 2009 Melbourne, Australia Hard Mark Knowles Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–2, 5–7, 0–6
Runner-up 32. 26 April 2009 Barcelona, Spain Clay Mark Knowles Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 6–7
Winner 45. 16 August 2009 Montréal, Canada Hard Mark Knowles Max Mirnyi
Andy Ram
6–4, 6–3
Runner-up 33. 13 September 2009 New York, United States Hard Mark Knowles Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
6–3, 3–6, 2–6
Runner-up 34. 3 April 2010 Miami, United States Hard Max Mirnyi Lukáš Dlouhý
Leander Paes
2–6, 5–7
Runner-up 35. 18 April 2010 Monte Carlo, Monaco Clay Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
3–6, 0–2, RET.
Runner-up 36. 22 August 2010 Cincinnati, United States Hard Max Mirnyi Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Runner-up 37. 7 November 2010 Valencia, Spain Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Andy Murray
Jamie Murray
6–7(8–10), 7–5, [7–10]
Winner 46. 14 November 2010 Paris, France Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Mark Knowles
Andy Ram
7–5, 7–5
Runner-up 38. 28 November 2010 London, United Kingdom Hard (i) Max Mirnyi Daniel Nestor
Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(6–8), 4–6
Winner 47. 9 January 2011 Chennai, India Hard Leander Paes Robin Haase
David Martin
6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]
Runner-up 39. 29 January 2011 Melbourne, Australia Hard Leander Paes Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 48. 2 April 2011 Miami, United States Hard Leander Paes Max Mirnyi
Daniel Nestor
6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]
Runner-up 40. 12 June 2011 London, United Kingdom Grass Leander Paes Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]
Winner 49. 21 August 2011 Cincinnati, United States Hard Leander Paes Michaël Llodra
Nenad Zimonjić
7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–2)
Winner 50. 3 March 2012 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Rohan Bopanna Mariusz Fyrstenberg
Marcin Matkowski
6–4, 3–6, [10–5]
Runner-up 41. 20 August 2012 Cincinnati, United States Hard Rohan Bopanna Robert Lindstedt
Horia Tecău
4–6, 4–6
Runner-up 42. 14 October 2012 Shanghai, China Hard Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes
Radek Štěpánek
7–6(9–7), 3–6, [5–10]
Winner 51. 4 November 2012 Paris, France Hard (i) Rohan Bopanna Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
Jean-Julien Rojer
7–6(8–6), 6–3
Runner-up 43. 12 November 2012 London, United Kingdom Hard (i) Rohan Bopanna Marcel Granollers
Marc López
5–7, 6–3, [3–10]
Winner 52. 2 March 2013 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Hard Michaël Llodra Robert Lindstedt
Nenad Zimonjić
7-6(8-6), 7-6(8-6)
Runner-up 44. 19 May 2013 Rome, Italy Clay Rohan Bopanna Bob Bryan
Mike Bryan
6–2,6–3

Doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 W–L
Grand Slams
Australian Open A A 1R SF F A 1R 2R 1R QF QF 3R QF SF F 1R F 3R 3R 2R 39–16
French Open A A 2R SF W 2R W SF QF SF 1R QF SF 1R 3R 2R 2R 1R 1R A 1R 40–16
Wimbledon A A 1R 2R W 3R 1R QF F 3R 2R 1R A 1R QF 3R 2R 2R QF A 29–16
US Open 2R A SF SF F 1R 1R W QF 3R 3R 1R 2R 3R F 2R QF 1R 1R A 38–17
Win–Loss 1–1 0–0 5–4 13–4 22–2 3–3 6–3 14–3 10–4 10–4 6–4 5–4 8–3 6–4 15–4 4–4 10–4 3–4 5-4 0–1 0-1 146–63
Year-End Championship
Tennis Masters Cup A A F RR F F NH RR RR RR A A A RR SF F SF F A A 24–23
Olympic Games
Summer Olympics NH 2R Not Held 2R Not Held SF Not Held QF Not Held 2R NH 8–6
ATP Masters Series
Indian Wells A A A A SF A 1R 2R 2R SF 1R 1R 1R QF 2R 1R 2R 1R 1R A 11–14
Miami A A 2R 1R 2R A A QF 1R 2R QF A 1R F 1R F W SF 2R 1R 23–14
Monte Carlo A A A SF 2R A SF 1R W QF QF SF 2R F QF F A 2R A A 22–13
Rome A A A W 1R 1R 1R QF SF W SF 2R 1R 2R SF 2R 2R SF F A 21–14
Madrid A A QF F A 2R QF F W SF QF 1R A F 2R A A SF QF A 21–12
Canada A A W SF A QF 1R 2R W W QF A W QF W SF 2R 2R A A 28–9
Cincinnati A A QF 1R 2R 1R W F SF QF QF 2R 2R SF SF F W F A A 27–14
Shanghai Not Masters Series SF QF SF F A A 8–4
Paris A A 1R W 2R 1R F 2R A SF A A A 2R 2R W 2R W A A 16–9
Hamburg A A A QF 2R 2R 1R W F 2R QF 1R 2R 2R NMS 12–9
Win–Loss 0–0 0–0 9–4 17–6 2–6 4–6 12–7 18–8 19–5 17–7 9–8 4–6 7–6 12–9 12–8 16–7 11–5 16–8 5–5 0–1 190–112
Year End Ranking 162 106 11 3 2 39 6 4 4 7 19 30 21 6 7 6 7 11 35 334

Mixed doubles performance timeline

Tournament 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 SR
Grand Slams
Australian Open A SF 2R A 2R SF QF 1R A W 1R F W A QF SF QF 2R 2 / 13
French Open W 2R QF A SF QF F 1R QF 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R W 1R A 2 / 16
Wimbledon 3R F 2R 1R SF W 3R QF W 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R F 2R 1R A 2 / 18
US Open 1R QF W 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R W A QF 2R SF 1R 1R 2R 1R A 2 / 16
SR 1 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 2 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 0 / 4 2 / 3 1 / 3 0 / 4 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 3 0 / 4 1 / 4 0 / 4 8 / 63

Davis Cup and Asian Games

Bhupathi has donned Indian colours numerous times for the Davis Cup as well as other international tournaments, including the Asian Games.

Bhupathi has played 46 matches for India in the Davis Cup (from 1995 to 2006), winning 28 and losing 18. Out of the 28 matches that he won, 20 of his victories came in doubles matches.

In 2006, Bhupathi won the doubles championship with Leander Paes at the Asian Games in Doha.[15]

Personal life

In 2001, he was awarded the Padma Shri, one of India's highest civilian awards. Bhupathi is an alumnus of the University of Mississippi in the United States. He was married to model Shvetha Jaishankar but they divorced after seven years.

He then married Miss Universe 2000 Lara Dutta in a civil ceremony on 16 February 2011 at Bandra, Mumbai.[16] It was followed by a Christian ceremony on 20 February 2011 at Sunset Point in Goa.[17]

On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Saira was born on 20 January 2012.[18] In 2010, the couple started a film production company, Big Daddy Productions.[19]

Partnerships

Partners in men's doubles

No. Partner Year
1 Leander Paes 1994–2006 2008-2011
2 Dick Norman 1994
3 Sulistyo Wibowo 1995
4 Jeff Belloli 1995
5 Peter Tramacchi 1995-1996, 1998-1999
6 Chris Haggard 1995-1996, 2006
7 Ross Matheson 1995
8 Robert Devens 1995
9 Ali Hamadeh 1995-1996
10 Joao Cunha-Silva 1995
11 Tomas Nydahl 1996
12 Jamie Holmes 1996
13 Nebojsa Djordjevic 1996
14 Wayne Black 1996-1997
15 Kent Kinnear 1996
16 Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1997
17 Tommy Ho 1997
18 Rick Leach 1997
19 Sandeep Kirtane 1997
20 Fazaluddin Syed 1998, 2000-2001
21 Mark Knowles 1998, 2000, 2008-2009, 2011
22 Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1998
23 Baris Ergun 1998
24 Paul Haarhuis 1998
25 Srinath Prahlad 1998
26 Gaurav Natekar 1998
27 Mosé Navarra 1999, 2001
28 Tim Henman 1999, 2003, 2007
29 Andrei Pavel 1999
30 Wayne Ferreira 1999
31 Andrew Florent 1999
32 Wayne Arthurs 2000
33 Andrew Kratzmann 2000
34 David Prinosil 2000
35 Kevin Ullyett 2000
36 Nenad Zimonjić 2000, 2002, 2007, 2012
37 Scott Humphries 2000
38 Byron Black 2000
39 Dominik Hrbatý 2001
40 Sébastien Lareau 2001
41 Jeff Tarango 2001-2002
42 Wittaya Samrej 2001
43 Jan-Michael Gambill 2002, 2004
44 Brian MacPhie 2002
45 Max Mirnyi 2002-2004, 2010
46 Todd Woodbridge 2002-2003, 2005
47 Mike Bryan 2002
48 Jonas Björkman 2002, 2004-2005
49 Joshua Eagle 2003
50 Rohan Bopanna 2003, 2007-2013
51 Dmitry Tursunov 2004
52 Fabrice Santoro 2004, 2006-2007
53 Paul Hanley 2004, 2007
54 Fernando González 2005
55 Martin Damm 2005
56 Justin Gimelstob 2005-2007
57 Wesley Moodie 2006
58 Radek Štěpánek 2006-2007
59 Leoš Friedl 2006
60 Robby Ginepri 2006
61 Julian Knowle 2006 2013
62 Xavier Malisse 2006
63 Alexander Waske 2006
64 Mario Ančić 2006
65 James Blake 2006
66 Pavel Vízner 2007
67 Jamie Murray 2007
68 Marcel Granollers 2011
69 Michal Mertiňák 2011
70 Daniel Nestor 2013
71 Michaël Llodra 2013
72 Philipp Petzschner 2013
73 Robert Lindstedt 2013
74 Rajeev Ram 2014
75 Denis Istomin 2014
75 Kevin Anderson 2014
76 Saketh Myneni 2015
77 Jurgen Melzer 2015
78 Mikhail Youzhny 2015
79 Nick Kyrgios 2015
80 Juan Sebastian Cabal 2015
81 Janko Tipsarevic 2015

Partners in mixed doubles

No. Partner Year Australian Open French Open Wimbledon US Open
1 Rika Hiraki 1997 Y Y Y Y
2 Caroline Vis 1998 Y
3 Rennae Stubbs 1998 Y
4 Mirjana Lučić 1998 1999 Y Y Y
5 Ai Sugiyama 1999 2000 2001 Y Y Y
6 Annabel Ellwood 1999 Y
7 Martina Navratilova Y
8 Elena Likhovtseva 2001 2002 2003 2004 Y Y Y Y
9 Jelena Dokić 2001 Y
10 Iroda Tulyaganova 2003 Y
11 Paola Suárez 2003, 2007 Y Y Y
12 Lisa Raymond 2004 2005 Y Y
13 Mary Pierce 2005 Y
14 Daniela Hantuchová 2005 2007 2010 2013 Y Y Y
15 Martina Hingis 2006 2013 Y Y
16 Yan Zi 2006 Y
17 Sania Mirza 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 Y Y Y Y
18 Zheng Jie 2008 2011 Y
19 Samantha Stosur 2008 Y
20 Liezel Huber 2009 2010 Y Y
21 Anastasia Rodionova 2011 Y
22 Elena Vesnina 2011 2014 Y Y
23 Andrea Hlaváčková 2012 Y
24 Nadia Petrova 2013 Y
25 Casey Dellacqua 2013 Y
26 Jarmila Gajdosova 2015 Y

Other partners

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events

Partnership with Leander Paes

Mahesh Bhupathi and his doubles partner Leander Paes

Bhupathi and Leander Paes partnered in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but lost the quarterfinals,[20] to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who went on to win the gold medal.[21]

Leander and Mahesh decided to team up again at the Australian Open 2011, ending a nine-year separation on the ATP circuit. They reached the finals of the event,[22][23] but lost to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan.[24] Paes stated at the time that the best thing has been to have their friendship back.[25]

The Indian Duo has a 303–103 career record together. They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 23 straight wins.[26]

Leander Paes wanted to play with Mahesh Bhupati in the men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held July–August 2012.[27] On 19 June 2012, the All India Tennis association relented to the demands of Bhupathi and Bopanna of not playing along Paes. Two teams were sent for the London Olympics- 2012,with Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna as one team and the other team consisting of Leander Paes and Vishnu Vardhan.[28] Bhupathi also accused AITA of using Sania Mirza as bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics.[29] Despite AITA relenting to the wishes of Bhupathi and Bopanna and permitting them to play together, they crashed out in the second round to the unseeded French pairing of Richard Gasquet and Julien Benneteau.

Davis Cup Record

The Duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.

SL Year Opponent Result
1 1995 Sasa Hirszon / Goran Ivanisevic W
2 1996 Jacco Eltingh / Paul Haarhuis L
3 1996 Jonas Bjorkman / Nicklas Kulti L
4 1997 Martin Damm / Petr Korda W
5 1997 Nicolas Massu / Marcelo Rios W
6 1998 Neil Broad / Tim Henman W
7 1999 Dong-Hyun Kim / Hyung-Taik Lee W
8 1999 Shan Jiang / Ben-Qiang Zhu W
9 2001 Ran Xu / Jing-Zhu Yang W
10 2001 Thomas Shimada / Takao Suzuki W
11 2001 Donald Johnson / Jared Palmer W
12 2002 Patrick Chucri / Ali Hamadeh W
13 2002 James Shortall / Daniel Willman W
14 2003 Jun Kato / Thomas Shimada W
15 2003 Alistair Hunt / Mark Nielsen W
16 2004 Mark Nielsen / Matthew Prentice W
17 2004 Thomas Shimada / Takahiro Terachi W
18 2005 Yu Jr. Wang / Ben-Qiang Zhu W
19 2005 Murad Inoyatov / Denis Istomin W
20 2005 Simon Aspelin / Jonas Bjorkman W
21 2006 Woong-Sun Jun / Oh-Hee Kwon W
22 2006 Jalil Khan / Asim Shafik W
23 2008 Satoshi Iwabuchi / Takao Suzuki W
24 2008 Adrian Cruciat / Horia Tecau W
25 2009 Tsung-Hua Yang / Chu-Huan Yi W
26 2010 Teymuraz Gabashvili / Igor Kunitsyn W
27 2010 Marcelo Melo / Bruno Soares W

Sports management and sports-based e-commerce

Bhupathi has also been involved in developing tennis facilities in India and, along with his company Globosport, has played a key rôle in developing and managing the careers of many Indian athletes, including Sania Mirza.[30]

International Premier Tennis League

Mahesh Bhupathi announced the founding of the International Premier Tennis League on 25 May 2013, in Paris. The initial plan was to start the league with six charter franchises in Asia with the inaugural season commencing in November 2014. Bhupathi said the league would be modeled after the Indian Premier League, a cricket league in India. Justin Gimelstob said that the league would be star-driven as World Team Tennis was in the 1970s.[31]

Awards

Notes

  1. ^ Hiraki was the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam tournament, while Bhupathi was the first Indian of any kind to win a Grand Slam in mixed doubles.

References

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  14. ^ Profile on atpworldtour.com
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  16. ^ "Mahesh Bhupathi-Lara Dutta exchange wedding vows". English.samaylive.com. 19 February 2011. Retrieved 24 June 2011. 
  17. ^ "Mahesh Bhupathi and Lara Dutta exchange wedding vows". The Times of India. 20 February 2011. 
  18. ^ "Lara Dutta is pregnant!". Times of India. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 
  19. ^ Ganguly, Prithwish (21 December 2010). "Lara, Mahesh start working together". Times of India. Retrieved 15 March 2012. 
  20. ^ 2008 Ordina Open Men's Doubles Draw
  21. ^ "Federer leads Swiss to doubles gold". 
  22. ^ "Doubles pair Paes, Bhupathi to reunite". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 29 October 2010. 
  23. ^ Buddell, James (20 November 2010). "Bhupathi-Paes To Reunite in 2011 in Bid To Complete Career Grand Slam". ATPWorldTour.com. Retrieved 9 December 2010. 
  24. ^ Clarey, Christopher (29 January 2011). "Bryans Win Doubles Again". The New York Times. Retrieved 29 January 2011. 
  25. ^ ATP World Tour Finals interview
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  28. ^ "AITA may send two teams to London Olympics". The Times Of India. 19 June 2012. 
  29. ^ "Sania Mirza was used without even being consulted: Bhupathi - The Times of India". The Times Of India. 
  30. ^ Sania Mirza signs up with Globosport – Times of India article dtd 14 May 2003 http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/46367823.cms
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  32. ^ "Padma Awards" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2015. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 

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