Leander Adrian Paes (born 17 June 1973) is an Indian professional tennis player who currently features in the doubles events in the ATP tour and the Davis Cup tournament. Having won 6 Doubles and 6 Mixed Doubles Tennis Grand Slam titles and finishing runners up in numerous other Grand Slam finals, he is considered to be one of the greatest and most respected contemporary doubles and mixed doubles players in the world. He is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, the Arjuna Award, Padma Shri award for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
Apart from his twelve Grand Slam victories at doubles and mixed doubles events, he is famous for his several memorable Davis Cup performances playing for India and also for winning a bronze medal for India in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Paes, first appeared in Asian Games in 1994, where he won a bronze of singles event. In 2002 Asian Games, he won gold in men's double and bronze in mixed doubles. Paes achieved his best performance in Asian Games in 2006, where he won two golds– one in men's doubles and other in mixed doubles.
National Stadium was used as the venue for all the events of Games. The official logo of the First Asiad depicted—a bright sun in red with 16 rays and a white circle in the middle of the disc of the sun and eleven rings—representing each participating nation, on a white background, symbolising peace. Japanese athletes won the most golds and overall medals, with 24 and 60 respectively, while the host nation India had the 15 golds and 51 overall medals with most bronzes (20) and finished at second spot in a medal table. However, the 1954 Asian Games were already planned for Manila, the Asian Games did not return to India until the 1982 Asian Games, some 31 years later.