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Paes felicitated by Bengal Tennis Association

February 16, 2010 09:25 IST

Leander PaesIndian tennis ace Leander Paes on Monday said he would continue to play in the Grand Slams in future and would love to win some more titles.

"Each of the Grand Slams that I have, has a separate meaning and emotion to me," Paes said during after being a felicitated him by the Bengal Tennis Association in Kolkata.

Commenting on India's Davis Cup against Russia, he said Somdev Devvarman, Rohan Bopanna and other youngsters will not disappoint.

Paes complimented veteran sportsmen in different fields starting from Sachin Tendulkar, Viswanathan Anand, Sourav Ganguly and Bhaichung Bhutia for bringing laurels to the country.

He particularly mentioned Tendulkar and Anand saying "they are examples to our younger generations."

Acknowledging Kolkata's help in with his tennis, Paes said  "he loves to visit the city where he grew up and learned initial bit of tennis".

The BTA presented a cheque of Rs 2.5 lakh to Paes for winning the 14th Grand Slam (Australian Open Mixed Doubles title).

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