Mahesh Bhupathi

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Mahesh Bhupathi
Mahesh Bhupathi US Open 2009-2010-01-02.jpg
Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
Country  India
Residence Bangalore, India
Born (1974-06-07) 7 June 1974 (age 40)
Chennai, India
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Turned pro 1995
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 680-349
Career titles 52[2]
Highest ranking No. 1 (26 April 1999)
Current ranking No. 111 (19 May 2014)[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).[a] 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.

Career[edit]

1995–2006[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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 Tiantian Sun 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[edit]

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[edit]

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 Partner.

Year-end finals[14][edit]

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[edit]

Doubles[edit]

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

Mixed doubles: 12 (8–4)[edit]

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 Japan Rika Hiraki United States Patrick Galbraith
United States Lisa Raymond
6–4, 6–1
Runner-up 1998 Wimbledon Grass Croatia Mirjana Lučić United States Serena Williams
Belarus Max Mirnyi
4–6, 4–6
Winner 1999 US Open Hard Japan Ai Sugiyama United States Donald Johnson
United States Kimberly Po
6–4, 6–4
Winner 2002 Wimbledon Grass Russia Elena Likhovtseva Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová
Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett
6–2, 7–5
Runner-up 2003 French Open Clay Russia Elena Likhovtseva United States Lisa Raymond
United States Mike Bryan
3–6, 4–6
Winner 2005 Wimbledon (2) Grass France Mary Pierce Australia Paul Hanley
Ukraine Tatiana Perebiynis
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2005 US Open (2) Hard Slovakia Daniela Hantuchová Slovenia Katarina Srebotnik
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–4, 6–2
Winner 2006 Australian Open Hard Switzerland Martina Hingis Russia Elena Likhovtseva
Canada Daniel Nestor
6–3, 6–3
Runner-up 2008 Australian Open Hard India Sania Mirza China Sun Tiantian
Serbia Nenad Zimonjić
6–7(4–7), 4–6
Winner 2009 Australian Open (2) Hard India Sania Mirza France Nathalie Dechy
Israel Andy Ram
6–3, 6–1
Runner-up 2011 Wimbledon Grass Russia Elena Vesnina Czech Republic Iveta Benešová
Austria Jürgen Melzer
3–6, 2–6
Winner 2012 French Open (2) Clay India Sania Mirza Poland Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Mexico Santiago González
7–6(7–3), 6–1

Summer Olympics[edit]

Doubles: 0 (0–1)[edit]

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

ATP career finals[edit]

Doubles: 96 (52–44)[edit]

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

Doubles performance timeline[edit]

Tournament 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 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 40–15
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 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 5-4 146–63
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 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 28–9
Cincinnati A A QF 1R 2R 1R W F SF QF QF 2R 2R SF SF F W F A 27–14
Shanghai Not Masters Series SF QF SF F A 8–4
Paris A A 1R W 2R 1R F 2R A SF A A A 2R 2R W 2R W 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 5–5 190–111
Year End Ranking 162 106 11 3 2 39 6 4 4 7 19 30 21 6 7 6 7 11 35

Mixed doubles performance timeline[edit]

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 2 / 13
French Open W 2R QF A SF QF F 1R QF 2R 1R SF 1R 1R 2R W 1R 2 / 16
Wimbledon 3R F 2R 1R SF W 3R QF W 2R 2R 2R 3R 2R F 2R 1R 2 / 18
US Open 1R QF W 1R 1R 2R 2R 2R W A QF 2R SF 1R 1R 2R 1R 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[edit]

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[edit]

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.[citation needed]

He then married 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[edit]

Partners in men's doubles[edit]

No. Partner Year
1 India Leander Paes 1994–2006 2008-2011
2 Belgium Dick Norman 1994
3 Indonesia Sulistyo Wibowo 1995
4 United States Jeff Belloli 1995
5 Australia Peter Tramacchi 1995-1996, 1998-1999
6 South Africa Chris Haggard 1995-1996, 2006
7 United Kingdom Ross Matheson 1995
8 United States Robert Devens 1995
9 Lebanon Ali Hamadeh 1995-1996
10 Portugal Joao Cunha-Silva 1995
11 Sweden Tomas Nydahl 1996
12 Australia Jamie Holmes 1996
13 Serbia and Montenegro Nebojsa Djordjevic 1996
14 Zimbabwe Wayne Black 1996-1997
15 United States Kent Kinnear 1996
16 France Jean-Philippe Fleurian 1997
17 United States Tommy Ho 1997
18 United States Rick Leach 1997
19 India Sandeep Kirtane 1997
20 India Fazaluddin Syed 1998, 2000-2001
21 The Bahamas Mark Knowles 1998, 2000, 2008-2009, 2011
22 Russia Yevgeny Kafelnikov 1998
23 Turkey Baris Ergun 1998
24 Netherlands Paul Haarhuis 1998
25 India Srinath Prahlad 1998
26 India Gaurav Natekar 1998
27 Italy Mosé Navarra 1999, 2001
28 United Kingdom Tim Henman 1999, 2003, 2007
29 Romania Andrei Pavel 1999
30 South Africa Wayne Ferreira 1999
31 Australia Andrew Florent 1999
32 Australia Wayne Arthurs 2000
33 Australia Andrew Kratzmann 2000
34 Germany David Prinosil 2000
35 Zimbabwe Kevin Ullyett 2000
36 Serbia Nenad Zimonjić 2000, 2002, 2007, 2012
37 United States Scott Humphries 2000
38 Zimbabwe Byron Black 2000
39 Slovakia Dominik Hrbatý 2001
40 Canada Sébastien Lareau 2001
41 United States Jeff Tarango 2001-2002
42 Thailand Wittaya Samrej 2001
43 United States Jan-Michael Gambill 2002, 2004
44 United States Brian MacPhie 2002
45 Belarus Max Mirnyi 2002-2004, 2010
46 Australia Todd Woodbridge 2002-2003, 2005
47 United States Mike Bryan 2002
48 Sweden Jonas Björkman 2002, 2004-2005
49 Australia Joshua Eagle 2003
50 India Rohan Bopanna 2003, 2007-2013
51 Russia Dmitry Tursunov 2004
52 France Fabrice Santoro 2004, 2006-2007
53 Australia Paul Hanley 2004, 2007
54 Chile Fernando González 2005
55 Czech Republic Martin Damm 2005
56 United States Justin Gimelstob 2005-2007
57 South Africa Wesley Moodie 2006
58 Czech Republic Radek Štěpánek 2006-2007
59 Czech Republic Leoš Friedl 2006
60 United States Robby Ginepri 2006
61 Austria Julian Knowle 2006 2013
62 Belgium Xavier Malisse 2006
63 Germany Alexander Waske 2006
64 Croatia Mario Ančić 2006
65 United States James Blake 2006
66 Czech Republic Pavel Vízner 2007
67 United Kingdom Jamie Murray 2007
68 Spain Marcel Granollers 2011
69 Slovakia Michal Mertiňák 2011
70 Canada Daniel Nestor 2013
71 France Michaël Llodra 2013
72 Germany Philipp Petzschner 2013
73 Sweden Robert Lindstedt 2013

Partners in mixed doubles[edit]

No. Partner Year Final Win Final Runner-up
1 JapanRika Hiraki 1997 1
2 NetherlandsCaroline Vis 1998
3 AustraliaRennae Stubbs 1998
4 CroatiaMirjana Lučić 1998 1999 1
5 JapanAi Sugiyama 1999 2000 2001 1
6 AustraliaAnnabel Ellwood 1999
7 United StatesMartina Navratilova 2000
8 RussiaElena Likhovtseva 2001 2002 2003 2004 1 1
9 Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaJelena Dokić 2001
10 UzbekistanIroda Tulyaganova 2003
11 ArgentinaPaola Suárez 2003
12 United StatesLisa Raymond 2004 2005
13 FranceMary Pierce 2005 1
14 SlovakiaDaniela Hantuchová 2005 2007 2010 1
15 SwitzerlandMartina Hingis 2006 2013 1
16 ChinaZi Yan 2006
17 ArgentinaPaola Suárez 2007
18 IndiaSania Mirza 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2 1
19 ChinaJie Zheng 2008 2011
20 AustraliaSamantha Stosur 2008
21 United StatesLiezel Huber 2009 2010
22 AustraliaAnastasia Rodionova 2011
23 RussiaElena Vesnina 2011 1
24 Czech RepublicAndrea Hlaváčková 2012
25 RussiaNadia Petrova 2013
26 AustraliaCasey Dellacqua 2013
26 SlovakiaDaniela Hantuchova 2013

Other partners[edit]

India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events[edit]

Partnership with Leander Paes[edit]

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, unluckily for India. They have higher failure rate against various top teams.[26] They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 23 straight wins.[27]

Mahesh Bhupathi wanted to play with Leander Paes in men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held in July–August 2012.[28] On 19 June 2012, 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.[29] Bhupathi also accused AITA for using Sania Mirza as a bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics.[30] 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.There have been rumors of bar fights over woman between the two tennis stars. [31]

Indian Express H2H[edit]

Davis Cup Record[edit]

The Duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup History. In the contemporaries, only Bob and Mike Bryan have come near the win record of Indian Express in Davis Cup. They are two wins away from equaling the Indian Express.

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

Sports management and sports-based e-commerce[edit]

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.[32]

Awards[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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[edit]

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