Bhupathi – the “Mixed Doubles Expert”

As the whole world was busy watching Roger Federer (or “Fed-ex” as he is popularly known in the circuit) winning his 7th Grand Slam singles title, there was one person who was also creating news but no one was actually watching. Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Martina Hingis from Switzerland, who was making a comeback of sorts to tennis, won the Mixed Doubles Finals. What is interesting here to note is Bhupathi’s success in this form of the game and it is equally impressive to note, that he has been a “woman’s man” – he has won the titles all with different partners as the list below shows:

1997: French Open mixed doubles with Rika Hiraki of Japan
1999: US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan
2002: Wimbledon mixed doubles with Elena Likhovtseva of Russia
2005: Wimbledon mixed doubles with Mary Pierce.
2005: US Open mixed doubles with Daniela Hantuchova.
2006: Australian Open mixed doubles with Martina Hingis.

Amazing eh?

— Thyaga

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