‘Brilliant Bhupathi’ wins yet another doubles’ title

“India’s doubles specialist Mahesh Bhupathi and former world number one Martina Hingis shocked sixth seeds Daniel Nestor of Canada and Russia’s Elena Likhovsteva to win the Australian Open mixed doubles title in Melbourne on Sunday.

Wild card entrants Hingis and Bhupathi produced a dominant display of tennis to win 6-3, 6-3 in just 65 minutes.”

— rediff.com

Switching partners as often as one possibly can, Bhupathi seems to have really struck gold in mixed doubles’ tennis. This is his third consecutive Slam, since Wimbledon 2005. Way to go Bhupathi!

Bhupathi’s Slams:

1997: French Open mixed doubles with Rika Hiraki of Japan
1999: French Open men’s doubles with Leander Paes
1999: Wimbledon men’s doubles with Leander Paes
1999: US Open mixed doubles with Ai Sugiyama of Japan
2001: French Open men’s doubles with Paes
2002: Wimbledon mixed doubles with Elena Likhovtseva of Russia
2002: US Open men’s doubles with Max Mirnyi
2005: Wimbledon mixed doubles with Mary Pierce
2005: US Open mixed doubles with Daniela Hantuchova
2006: Australian Open mixed doubles with Martina Hingis

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