Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates Paes for winning Australian Open

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New Delhi, Feb 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday congratulated Indian tennis icon Leander Paes for winning the Australian Open mixed doubles title. (List of Leander Paes Grand Slam titles)

"Leander Paes continues to make us proud! I congratulate him on the mixed doubles win with Martina Hingis at the Australian Open," Modi said.

Leander Paes and Martina Hingis with their Australian Open trophy

Paes and his Swiss partner beat French-Canadian team of Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor in straight sets to clinch the crown Sunday.

Paes has now won 15 Grand Slam titles - eight men's doubles and seven mixed doubles. It was his third mixed doubles triumph at Melbourne Park, having also won in 2003 with Martina Navratilova, and 2010 with Cara Black.

IANS

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