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INDIAN EXPRESS: Brand bringing together estranged doubles players Paes, Bhupathi

MUMBAI: U.S. Polo Assn, the official brand of the United States Polo Association, the governing body for the sport of polo in the United States has, through a social media post, announced the coming together of the Indian tennis greats, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

"The air is abuzz with whispers that the dynamic duo Leander and Mahesh are coming together again and the stage is set for an enigmatic reveal by U.S. POLO ASSN. on August 25th. Brace yourselves for an epic reunion and a potential game-changer in the making of a Legend," a media statement said.

The instagram reel has both the tennis players speaking about a big reveal.


A post shared by Leander Paes (@leanderpaes)

Paes and Bhupathi, nicknamed the 'Indian Express', was one of the best doubles pairs on the ATP circuit, winning three Grand Slam titles, 25 ATP Tour titles, and rising to world No. 1. In the Davis Cup they still hold the record for the longest streak of doubles victories.

In 1996, Paes made history by becoming the first Indian to win an individual Olympic medal since 1952. He won a bronze at the Atlanta Olympics. Meanwhile, in 1997, Bhupathi made history when he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam title. Lee-Hesh won their first ATP Tour title together on home soil at the Chennai Open in April 1997. The fairytale ended when, due to various reasons, they parted ways in 2002.

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