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Bhupathi at the 2009 US Open
7 June 1974 |
|Height||1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|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)|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (26 April 1999)|
|Current ranking||No. 293 (19 January 2015)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||F (1999, 2009, 2011)|
|French Open||W (1999, 2001)|
|US Open||W (2002)|
|Other Doubles tournaments|
|Tour Finals||F (1997, 1999, 2000, 2010, 2012)|
|Olympic Games||SF – 4th (2004)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2006, 2009)|
|French Open||W (1997, 2012)|
|Wimbledon||W (2002, 2005)|
|US Open||W (1999, 2005)|
|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. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League.
- 1 Career
- 2 Playing Style
- 3 Year-end finals
- 4 Grand Slam titles
- 5 ATP career finals
- 6 Davis Cup and Asian Games
- 7 Personal life
- 8 Partnerships
- 9 Partnership with Leander Paes
- 10 Sports management and sports-based e-commerce
- 11 International Premier Tennis League
- 12 Awards
- 13 Notes
- 14 References
- 15 External links
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, 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.
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, while Zimonjić became Nestor's, but back surgery meant he was out until the end of the year.
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. 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. On 7 June 2012, Bhupathi and Sania Mirza won the French Open mixed doubles. On 4 November 2012, Bhupathi and partner Rohan Bopanna won the Paris Masters cup. In spite of suffering a setback with their loss against Jonathan Marray and Frederik Nielsen in the ATP Tour Finals opener, 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.
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.
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. 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.
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.
Grand Slam titles
- Wins (4)
|Year||Championship||Surface||Partner||Opponents in final||Score in final|
|1999||French Open||Clay||Leander Paes|| Goran Ivanišević
|1999||Wimbledon||Grass||Leander Paes|| Paul Haarhuis
|6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6|
|2001||French Open (2)||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Pála
|2002||US Open||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jiří Novák
|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
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6(12–10), 4–6|
|1999||US Open||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|2003||Wimbledon||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|6–3, 3–6, 6–7(4–7), 3–6|
|2009||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|2009||US Open (2)||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|2011||Australian Open (3)||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
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
|Runner-up||1998||Wimbledon||Grass||Mirjana Lučić|| Serena Williams
|Winner||1999||US Open||Hard||Ai Sugiyama|| Donald Johnson
|Winner||2002||Wimbledon||Grass||Elena Likhovtseva|| Daniela Hantuchová
|Runner-up||2003||French Open||Clay||Elena Likhovtseva|| Lisa Raymond
|Winner||2005||Wimbledon (2)||Grass||Mary Pierce|| Paul Hanley
|Winner||2005||US Open (2)||Hard||Daniela Hantuchová|| Katarina Srebotnik
|Winner||2006||Australian Open||Hard||Martina Hingis|| Elena Likhovtseva
|Runner-up||2008||Australian Open||Hard||Sania Mirza|| Sun Tiantian
|Winner||2009||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Sania Mirza|| Nathalie Dechy
|Runner-up||2011||Wimbledon||Grass||Elena Vesnina|| Iveta Benešová
|Winner||2012||French Open (2)||Clay||Sania Mirza|| Klaudia Jans-Ignacik
Doubles: 0 (0–1)
|4th place||2004||Athens||Hard||Leander Paes|| Mario Ančić
|6–7(5–7), 6–4, 14–16|
ATP career finals
Doubles: 96 (52–44)
|Outcome||No.||Date||Tournament||Surface||Partnering||Opponent in the final||Score|
|Winner||1.||14 April 1997||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Oleg Ogorodov
|Winner||2.||5 May 1997||Prague, Czech Republic||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Luxa
|Runner-up||1.||28 July 1997||Los Angeles, United States||Hard||Rick Leach|| Sébastien Lareau
|Winner||3.||4 August 1997||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|Winner||4.||18 August 1997||New Haven, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|6–4, 6–7, 6–2|
|Winner||5.||6 October 1997||Beijing, China||Hard (i)||Leander Paes|| Jim Courier
|Winner||6.||13 October 1997||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|Runner-up||2.||23 November 1997||Hartford, United States||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|3–6, 4–6, 6–7|
|Winner||7.||12 January 1998||Doha, Qatar||Hard||Leander Paes|| Olivier Delaître
|6–4, 3–6, 6–4|
|Winner||8.||16 February 1998||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Leander Paes|| Donald Johnson
|Winner||9.||13 April 1998||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Olivier Delaître
|6–7, 6–3, 6–2|
|Winner||10.||18 May 1998||Rome, Italy||Clay||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|6–4, 4–6, 7–6|
|Winner||11.||12 October 1998||Shanghai, China||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Todd Woodbridge
|6–4, 6–7, 7–6|
|Runner-up||3.||19 October 1998||Singapore, Singapore||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Todd Woodbridge
|Runner-up||4.||2 November 1998||Stuttgart, Germany||Hard (i)||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|3–6, 6–3, 5–7|
|Winner||12.||9 November 1998||Paris, France||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Jacco Eltingh
|Runner-up||5.||1 February 1999||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Leander Paes|| Jonas Björkman
|3–6, 6–4, 4–6, 7–6, 4–6|
|Winner||13.||12 April 1999||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Wayne Black
|4–6, 7–5, 6–4|
|Winner||14.||7 June 1999||Paris, France||Clay||Leander Paes|| Goran Ivanišević
|Winner||15.||5 July 1999||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Leander Paes|| Paul Haarhuis
|6–7, 6–3, 6–4, 7–6|
|Runner-up||6.||13 September 1999||New York, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|Runner-up||7.||15 November 1999||Hartford, United States||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Sébastien Lareau
|3–6, 2–6, 2–6|
|Winner||16.||29 May 2000||St. Poelten, Austria||Clay||Andrew Kratzmann|| Andrea Gaudenzi
|7–6, 6–7, 6–4|
|Runner-up||8.||19 June 2000||Halle, Germany||Grass||David Prinosil|| Nicklas Kulti
|Winner||17.||16 October 2000||Tokyo, Japan||Hard||Leander Paes|| Michael Hill
|6–4, 6–7, 6–3|
|Runner-up||9.||17 December 2000||Bangalore, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Donald Johnson
|6–7, 3–6, 4–6|
|Winner||18.||30 April 2001||Atlanta, United States||Clay||Leander Paes|| Rick Leach
|Winner||19.||7 May 2001||Houston, United States||Clay||Leander Paes|| Kevin Kim
|Winner||20.||11 June 2001||Paris, France||Clay||Leander Paes|| Petr Pála
|Winner||21.||13 August 2001||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Martin Damm
|Runner-up||10.||20 August 2001||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Sébastien Lareau|| Mark Knowles
|6–7, 7–5, 4–6|
|Runner-up||11.||8 October 2001||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Jeff Tarango|| Max Mirnyi
|Runner-up||12.||29 October 2001||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|Runner-up||13.||5 November 2001||Paris, France||Carpet||Leander Paes|| Ellis Ferreira
|6–3, 4–6, 3–6|
|Winner||22.||7 January 2002||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Tomáš Cibulec
|5–7, 6–2, 7–5|
|Winner||23.||6 May 2002||Majorca, Spain||Clay||Leander Paes|| Julian Knowle
|Winner||24.||20 May 2002||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Jan-Michael Gambill|| Jonas Björkman
|Runner-up||14.||17 June 2002||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|Runner-up||15.||12 August 2002||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| James Blake
|Runner-up||16.||19 August 2002||Indianapolis, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|6–7, 7–6, 4–6|
|Winner||25.||26 August 2002||Long Island, United States||Hard||Mike Bryan|| Petr Pála
|Winner||26.||9 September 2002||New York, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jiří Novák
|6–3, 3–6, 6–4|
|Runner-up||17.||21 October 2002||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|3–6, 5–7, 0–6|
|Runner-up||18.||13 January 2003||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Joshua Eagle|| Paul Hanley
|Winner||27.||14 April 2003||Estoril, Portugal||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Lucas Arnold Ker
|Winner||28.||21 April 2003||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Michaël Llodra
|6–4, 3–6, 7–6|
|Runner-up||19.||19 May 2003||Hamburg, Germany||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|Runner-up||20.||16 June 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|7–5, 4–6, 6–7|
|Runner-up||21.||7 July 2003||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|6–3, 3–6, 6–7, 3–6|
|Winner||29.||11 August 2003||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Jonas Björkman
|Winner||30.||6 October 2003||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|Runner-up||22.||13 October 2003||Vienna, Austria||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Yves Allegro
|Winner||31.||20 October 2003||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Black
|6–2, 2–6, 6–3|
|Winner||32.||19 January 2004||Auckland, New Zealand||Hard||Fabrice Santoro|| Wayne Black
|4–6, 7–5, 6–3|
|Winner||33.||8 March 2004||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Fabrice Santoro|| Jonas Björkman
|6–2, 4–6, 6–4|
|Winner||34.||10 May 2004||Rome, Italy||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Wayne Arthurs
|2–6, 6–3, 6–4|
|Winner||35.||12 July 2004||Båstad, Sweden||Clay||Jonas Björkman|| Simon Aspelin
|4–6, 7–6, 7–6|
|Winner||36.||2 August 2004||Toronto, Canada||Hard||Leander Paes|| Jonas Björkman
|Runner-up||23.||18 October 2004||Moscow, Russia||Carpet||Jonas Björkman|| Igor Andreev
|6–3, 3–6, 4–6|
|Runner-up||24.||10 January 2005||Chennai, India||Hard||Jonas Björkman|| Yen-Hsun Lu
|5–7, 6–4, 6–7|
|Winner||37.||17 January 2005||Sydney, Australia||Hard||Todd Woodbridge|| Arnaud Clément
|Winner||38.||18 September 2006||Beijing, China||Hard||Mario Ančić|| Michael Berrer
|Winner||39.||2 October 2006||Mumbai, India||Hard||Mario Ančić|| Rohan Bopanna
|6–4, 6–7, [10–8]|
|Runner-up||25.||5 March 2007||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Radek Štěpánek|| Fabrice Santoro
|5–7, 7–6, [7–10]|
|Winner||40.||12 August 2007||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Pavel Vízner|| Paul Hanley
|Winner||41.||25 August 2007||New Haven, United States||Hard||Nenad Zimonjić|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Winner||42.||2 March 2008||Memphis, United States||Hard (i)||Mark Knowles|| Sanchai Ratiwatana
|Winner||43.||8 March 2008||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Martin Damm
|Runner-up||26.||26 March 2008||Miami, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||27.||27 April 2008||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Mark Knowles|| Rafael Nadal
|Runner-up||28.||15 June 2008||s'Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Grass||Leander Paes|| Mario Ančić
|Runner-up||29.||23 August 2008||New Haven, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Marcelo Melo
|Runner-up||30.||13 October 2008||Madrid, Spain||Hard (i)||Mark Knowles|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|Winner||44.||18 October 2008||Basel, Switzerland||Carpet||Mark Knowles|| Christopher Kas
|Runner-up||31.||31 January 2009||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Bob Bryan
|6–2, 5–7, 0–6|
|Runner-up||32.||26 April 2009||Barcelona, Spain||Clay||Mark Knowles|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||45.||16 August 2009||Montréal, Canada||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Max Mirnyi
|Runner-up||33.||13 September 2009||New York, United States||Hard||Mark Knowles|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|6–3, 3–6, 2–6|
|Runner-up||34.||3 April 2010||Miami, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Lukáš Dlouhý
|Runner-up||35.||18 April 2010||Monte Carlo, Monaco||Clay||Max Mirnyi|| Daniel Nestor
|3–6, 0–2, RET.|
|Runner-up||36.||22 August 2010||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Max Mirnyi|| Bob Bryan
|Runner-up||37.||7 November 2010||Valencia, Spain||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Andy Murray
|6–7(8–10), 7–5, [7–10]|
|Winner||46.||14 November 2010||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Mark Knowles
|Runner-up||38.||28 November 2010||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Max Mirnyi|| Daniel Nestor
|Winner||47.||9 January 2011||Chennai, India||Hard||Leander Paes|| Robin Haase
|6–2, 6–7(3–7), [10–7]|
|Runner-up||39.||29 January 2011||Melbourne, Australia||Hard||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|Winner||48.||2 April 2011||Miami, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Max Mirnyi
|6–7(5–7), 6–2, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||40.||12 June 2011||London, United Kingdom||Grass||Leander Paes|| Bob Bryan
|7–6(7–2), 6–7(4–7), [6–10]|
|Winner||49.||21 August 2011||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Leander Paes|| Michaël Llodra
|Winner||50.||3 March 2012||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Mariusz Fyrstenberg
|6–4, 3–6, [10–5]|
|Runner-up||41.||20 August 2012||Cincinnati, United States||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Robert Lindstedt
|Runner-up||42.||14 October 2012||Shanghai, China||Hard||Rohan Bopanna|| Leander Paes
|7–6(9–7), 3–6, [5–10]|
|Winner||51.||4 November 2012||Paris, France||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi
|Runner-up||43.||12 November 2012||London, United Kingdom||Hard (i)||Rohan Bopanna|| Marcel Granollers
|5–7, 6–3, [3–10]|
|Winner||52.||2 March 2013||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Hard||Michaël Llodra|| Robert Lindstedt
|Runner-up||44.||19 May 2013||Rome, Italy||Clay||Rohan Bopanna|| Bob Bryan
Doubles performance timeline
|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|
|Summer Olympics||NH||2R||Not Held||2R||Not Held||SF||Not Held||QF||Not Held||2R||NH||8–6|
|ATP Masters Series|
|Shanghai||Not Masters Series||SF||QF||SF||F||A||A||8–4|
|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
|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 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 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.
On 1 August 2011, Dutta confirmed that she was pregnant with their first child. Their daughter Saira was born on 20 January 2012. In 2010, the couple started a film production company, Big Daddy Productions.
Partners in men's doubles
|1||Leander Paes||1994–2006 2008-2011|
|5||Peter Tramacchi||1995-1996, 1998-1999|
|6||Chris Haggard||1995-1996, 2006|
|20||Fazaluddin Syed||1998, 2000-2001|
|21||Mark Knowles||1998, 2000, 2008-2009, 2011|
|27||Mosé Navarra||1999, 2001|
|28||Tim Henman||1999, 2003, 2007|
|36||Nenad Zimonjić||2000, 2002, 2007, 2012|
|43||Jan-Michael Gambill||2002, 2004|
|45||Max Mirnyi||2002-2004, 2010|
|46||Todd Woodbridge||2002-2003, 2005|
|48||Jonas Björkman||2002, 2004-2005|
|50||Rohan Bopanna||2003, 2007-2013|
|52||Fabrice Santoro||2004, 2006-2007|
|53||Paul Hanley||2004, 2007|
|61||Julian Knowle||2006 2013|
Partners in mixed doubles
|No.||Partner||Year||Australian Open||French Open||Wimbledon||US Open|
|4||Mirjana Lučić||1998 1999|
|5||Ai Sugiyama||1999 2000 2001|
|8||Elena Likhovtseva||2001 2002 2003 2004|
|11||Paola Suárez||2003, 2007|
|12||Lisa Raymond||2004 2005|
|14||Daniela Hantuchová||2005 2007 2010 2013|
|15||Martina Hingis||2006 2013|
|17||Sania Mirza||2007 2008 2009 2011 2012|
|18||Jie Zheng||2008 2011|
|20||Liezel Huber||2009 2010|
|22||Elena Vesnina||2011 2014|
- These lists only consists of players who played with Mahesh Bhupathi in ATP(& ITF)-recognized tournaments which include the Olympics, Grand Slams, World Tour Finals, World Tour Masters, World Tour Series, Davis Cup Ties, and ATP Challengers. The lists might be incomplete when all the other tournaments are considered. The order of the players in the list is based on their first partnering with Mahesh Bhupathi.
India – Asian Games/Commonwealth Games/Other Events
Partnership with Leander Paes
Bhupathi and Leander Paes partnered in the men's doubles event at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, but lost the quarterfinals, to Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland, who went on to win the gold medal.
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, but lost to American twins Bob and Mike Bryan. Paes stated at the time that the best thing has been to have their friendship back.
The Indian Duo has a 303–103 career record together, unluckily for India. They have higher failure rate against various top teams. They have a Davis Cup record of longest winning streak in doubles, with 23 straight wins.
Mahesh Bhupathi wanted to play with Leander Paes in men's doubles event of the London Olympics, to be held in July–August 2012. 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. Bhupathi also accused AITA for using Sania Mirza as a bait for Leander's participation in the Olympics. 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.
Davis Cup Record
The Duo has the longest doubles streak in Davis Cup history.
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.
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.
- Padma Shri, 2001
- Sports people for Change Karmaveer Puraskaar, 2007, iCONGO-Confederation of NGOs
- Davis Cup Commitment Award
- 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.
- "Mahesh Bhupathi". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- "Career Titles/Finals". ATP World Tour. Retrieved 2012-06-21.
- Team profile
- Bhupathi to undergo back surgery
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- ATP World Tour Finals interview
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- Mahesh Bhupathi at the Association of Tennis Professionals
- Mahesh Bhupathi Fan Site
- Davis Cup Player page
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