Indian tennis icon Leander Paes yesterday announced that he will bring the curtains down on his illustrious career in 2020, which will be his farewell season on the Pro-circuit.
His cupboard overflowing with hundreds of trophies, that include 18 coveted Grand Slam Doubles titles, the 46-year-old has been enduring a lean patch for some time.
Paes, who is the most successful Doubles player in the history of Davis Cup with 44 wins, recently dropped out of top-100 for the first time in 19 years.
“I want to announce 2020 as my farewell year as a pro tennis player,” Paes wrote in a statement, which he posted on his twitter handle. “I am looking forward to the 2020 tennis calendar where I will be playing a few select tournaments, travelling with my team and celebrating with all my friends and fans around the world,” the statement read further.