2018-07-19 / Front Page


Tennis champion Leander Paes high-fives Jovon Burroughs, a sports camper at Newport County YMCA, where the children are learning the sport on “grass courts.” Paes is considered to be one of the best doubles and mixed doubles players of all time, having achieved a career Grand Slam in each discipline. He has received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor, in 1996–97 and won a bronze medal for India in singles in the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. Having competed in consecutive Olympic appearances from 1992 to 2016, he is the first Indian and only tennis player to compete at seven Olympic Games. (Photo by Jen Carter)

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