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Leander Paes' Complete Singles and Doubles Results for 1999

Index page for all yearly results and points tally

1998 Results .. 2000 Results

1999 Results:  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 

Jan 4 - Jan 10 $975K Qatar Mobil Open, Doha, Hard. (Week's Notes) * Paes/Bhupathi could not defend title - Paes down with bronchitis .. * Paes chose to play only doubles * (R1) B.Coupe/M.Merklein d. LP/MB 6-3, 6-4
Jan 11 - Jan 17 Off-week (Week's Notes)
Jan 18 - Jan 31 Australian Open, Hard., $ 4.7M (Notes: Week1, Week2) [R1,128] D.Sanguinetti d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-4, 6-1 * Paes/Bhupathi runners-up in Doubles [F] 5-J.Bjorkman/P.Rafter d. 1-LP/MB 6-3, 4-6, 6-4, 6-7(10), 6-4 [SF] 1-LP-MB d. 4-E.Ferreira/R.Leach 7-6(1), 6-3, 7-6(5) [QF] LP-MB d. R.Reneberg/J.Stark 6-4, 7-6(5), 6-3 [R3] LP-MB d. 16-D.Adams/J.deJager 6-4, 7-6(4) [R2] LP-MB d. D.Flach/M.Merklein 4-6, 6-4, 8-6 [R1] LP-MB d. E.Kempes/P.Wessels 6-4, 6-2 * Paes and Katrina Adams (#25) lost in R1 of mixed doubles. [R1,32] S.Haggard/ E.Callens d. LP-KA 7-6(2), 6-3
Feb 1 - Jan 07 $50K+H Calcutta Challenger, grass (Week's Notes) * Paes' third singles title in a year .. [F] L. Paes d. Mahesh Bhupathi (356) 4-6, 6-4, 6-3 [SF] L. Paes d. Mose Navarra (ITA,200) 6-3, 7-6(2) [QF] L. Paes d. Aisam Qureshi (PAK) 6-4, 6-3 [R2] L. Paes d. Patrik Fredriksson (SWE,276) 6-7, 7-5, 6-1 [R1] L. Paes d. Oscar Burrieza (ESP,259) 6-4, 6-4
Feb 8 - Feb 14 $915K Dubai Open ATP hard/outdoor (Week's Notes) [R1] J. Van Herck (BEL,116) d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-3 * LP/MB fail to defend their title [D QF] J.Eagle/ A.Florent d. LP/MB 6-3, 6-4 [D R1] LP/MB d. P.Albano/ D.Orsanic 7-6(4), 7-6(5)
Feb 15- Feb 21 Davis Cup, India @ Korea -hard/outdoor (Week's Notes) At Sogwipo, Korea. [Match 1] Hyung-Taik Lee d. Mahesh Bhupathi 6-1, 7-5, 6-2 [Match 2] Yong-Il Yoon d. Leander Paes 4-6, 3-6, 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 [Match-3] Paes/ Bhupathi d. H-T.Lee/ Dong-Hyun Kim 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 [Match-4] Leander Paes d. Hyung-Taik Lee 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 [Match-5] Yong-Il Yoon d. Mahesh Bhupathi 6-7, 6-1, 6-1, 6-1 India lost 2-3. Key match: LP's loss in match-2 after having a match point in the 3rd set. LP falls sick due to bad citrus drink, throws up, Yoon plays great tennis, LP loses .. :-)
Feb 22 - Mar 7 Off-weeks (Notes: Week1, Week2)
Mar 8 - Mar 14 $2.4M Indian Wells Super 9 hard/outdoor (Week's Notes) [Q1] S.Lareau (#103) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-2 * LP/MB reach semifinal of doubles [SF] 5-E.Ferreira/ R.Leach d. 1-LP/MB 6-3, 6-2 [QF] 1-LP/MB d. 7-P.Galbraith/ P.Haarhuis 7-6(1), 6-3 [R2] 1-LP/MB d. W.Ferreira/ K.Ullyett 6-3, 7-6(3) [R1] Bye
Mar 15- Mar 28 $2.4M Key Biscayne Super 9 hard/outdoor (Notes: Week1, Week2) LP misses the draw by one spot for singles. Misses quals, due to clerical error :-) * LP/MB concede the R2 match due to MB's hamstring injury from practice [R2] B.Coupe/ M.Merklein d. LP/MB 6-3 (conc.) [R1] Bye
Mar 29 - Apr 4 Davis Cup, Ind vs Chn, Calcutta, grass (Week's Notes) Ind d. Chn 5-0 [S1] Leander Paes d. Yu Zhang 6-4, 6-2, 6-3 [S2] Fazaluddin Syed d. Ben-Quiang Zhu 7-6(3), 6-3, 6-4 [D] L.Paes/M.Bhupathi d. J.Shan/B-Q.Zhu 6-1, 7-6(0), 6-4 [RS1] F.Syed d. Jiang Shan 6-3, 6-3 [RS2] L.Paes d. B-Q.Zhu 6-7(5), 7-6(3), 6-3
Apr 5 - Apr 11 $405K Chennai Open hard/outdoor (Week's Notes) [R1] L.Paes d. Andrez Zingman (ARG,219) 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 [R2] 4-Byron Black (ZIM,29) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-2 * LP/MB win the championship for the 3rd year in a row at Chennai!! [F] #1 LP-MB d. #2 W.Black-N.Godwin 4-6, 7-5, 6-4 [SF] #1 LP-MB d. #3 J.Knippschild-M.Tillstrom 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 [QF] LP-MB d. M.Keil-A.Sa 6-1, 2-6, 7-6(7) [R1] LP-MB d. V.Santopadre-M.Ardinghi 6-4, 6-3
Apr 12 - Apr 18 $25K+H New Delhi Challenger hard (Week's Notes) [R1] L. Paes d. Joseph Sirianni (AUS,342) 6-3, 6-2 [R2] L. Paes d. Ota Fukarek (CZE,245) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-1 [QF] L. Paes d. Jeff Coetzee (RSA, 247) 4-6, 6-4, 6-2 [SF] L. Paes d. Gregory Carraz (FRA,207) 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(9) [F] L. Paes d. M. Bhupathi (IND,318) 7-5, 6-4
Apr 19 - Apr 25 $2.4M Monte Carlo Super 9 clay (Week's Notes) [R1] #1 LP-MB Bye [R2] (Q)D.Hrbaty-K.Kucera d. LP-MB 6-3, 6-2
Apr 26 - May 2 Off-week (Week's Notes) * LP reaches his highest ranking so far, #2 in doubles, on Apr 26th!
May 3 - May 9 $2.4M Hamburg Super 9 clay (Week's Notes) [R1] #1 LP-MB Bye [R2] (Q)A.Lopez-Moron/ D.Sanguinetti d. LP-MB Walkover * LP falls sick on the way to Hamburg, yet again! :-(
May 10 - May 16 $2.4M Rome Super 9 clay (Week's Notes) * LP still sick - recovering. Unable to defend doubles title. MB plays with Henman in doubles.
May 17 - Jun 6 French Open, $4.7M clay (Notes: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3) * Top seeds Paes-Bhupathi get the first Grand Slam Title and reach first #1 ranking !! [F] #1 LP-MB d. G.Ivanisevic/ J.Tarango 6-2, 7-5 [SF] LP-MB d. N.Kulti/ M.Tillstrom 6-4, 6-3 [QF] LP-MB d. #8 E.Ferreira/ R.Leach 7-5, 6-2 [R3] LP-MB d. #15 P.Norval/ K.Ullyett 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 [R2] LP-MB d. J-R.Lisnard/ M.LLodra 6-2, 6-4 [R1] LP-MB d. J.Carrasco/ J.Velasco 6-2, 4-6, 7-5 [Mixed D] Paes and Lisa Raymond (#8,USA) top seeds, with an R1 bye [QF] L.Neyland/ R.Leach d. LP-L.Raymond 7-6(8), 6-3 [R3] LP-LR d. C.Barclay-J.DeJager 6-3, 6-4 [R2] LP-LR d. D.VanRoost-T.VanHoudt 4-6, 6-2, 6-3 [Singles Qualifying rounds] [Q2] Olivier Delaitre (FRA,278) d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-4 [Q1] L.Paes d. Wolfgang Schranz (AUT,207) 7-6(5), 2-6, 8-6
Jun 7 - Jun 13 $725K Queens (Stella Artois) Grass (Week's Notes) * LP only playing doubles (not sure if he did not enter singles or if he missed the draw) [QF] #7 W.Arthurs-A.Kratzmann d. #1 LP-MB 6-2, 7-6(4) [R2] #1 LP-MB d. (Q) A.Sa-M.Ruah 6-2, 6-4
Jun 14 - Jun 20 $475K s'Hertogenbosch Grass (Week's Notes) * LP's first world series grass doubles title, though shared. First #1 rank next week. * LP plays with Jan Siemerink and are unseeded. MB at FO qualies. [F] LP-J.Siemerink vs #3 E.Ferreira/ D.Rikl Rain, Abandoned, Title shared [SF] LP-J.Siemerink d. #1 P.Haarhuis/D.Nestor 6-4, 7-6(3) [QF] LP-J.Siemerink d. #4 M.Damm/ C.Suk 6-4, 7-5 [R1] LP-J.Siemerink d. A.Florent/ D.MacPherson 7-6(2), 6-4 * LP could not enter singles due to uncertainty about Wimb qualies 6 weeks back, and missed Heineken qualies due to match previous Friday night.
Jun 21 - Jul 4 Wimbledon, $5.1M Grass (Notes: Week 1, Week 2) * LP-MB (#1 seed) win second grand slam title in a row, after FO. * First grasscourt title for LP-MB comes here! * LP and Lisa Raymond(USA,3), seeded #1, win the mixed doubles title too. * LP plays 5 rounds of Mx-D and 3 rounds of D on Fri-Sun (25 sets, 18 on Sat-Sun)! [F] LP-MB d. #8 P.Haarhuis/ J.Palmer 6-7(10), 6-3, 6-4, 7-6(4) [SF] LP-MB d. #5 O.Delaitre/ F.Santoro 2-6, 6-3, 7-6(5), 4-6, 7-5 [QF] LP-MB d. #9 S.Lareau/ A.O'Brien 3-6, 4-6, 7-6(5), 6-4, 6-4 [R3] LP-MB d. #16 P.Galbraith/ J.Gimelstob 6-4, 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 [R2] LP-MB d. (Q) B.Kokavec/ G.Trifu 7-5, 7-6(3), 6-3 [R1] LP-MB d. T.Kempers/ M.Kohlmann 6-4, 6-2, 7-6(3) [F] LP-LR d. #3 J.Bjorkman/ A.Kournikova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 [SF] LP-LR d. #4 M.Knowles/ E.Likhovtseva 6-2, 6-4 [QF] LP-LR d. B.Bryan/ L.McShea 6-4, 7-6(2) [3R] LP-LR d. P.Albano/ M.Bollegraf 7-6(4), 6-2 [2R] LP-LR d. P.Vizner/ S.Testud 6-3, 6-4 [1R] LP-LR d. D.Roditi/ S.Jeyaseelan 6-2, 6-1 [R1,128] (Q) A.Sa (BRA,171) d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-4, 7-6(4)
Jul 5 - Jul 11 $295K Newport Hall of Fame Grass (Week's Notes) [QF] W.Arthurs (AUS,106) d. Paes 6-7(7), 7-6(3), 6-3 [R2] L.Paes d. W.Ferreira (RSA,32) 6-2, 6-2 [R1] L.Paes d. N.Zimonjic (YUG,197) 6-1, 6-3 * LP's 5th doubles title in 6 weeks!! - this with Wayne Arthurs (MB injured, out) [D F] LP-W.Arthurs d. S.Sargsian/ C.Woodruff 6-7(6), 7-6(7), 6-3 [D SF] LP-W.Arthurs d. D.Dilucia/ L.Tieleman 6-3, 4-6, 6-3 [D QF] LP-W.Arthurs d. M.Navarra/ S.Pescosolido 6-7(4), 7-6(3), 7-5 [D R1] LP-W.Arthurs d. T.Ketola/ R.Wassen 6-2, 6-2
Jul 12 - Jul 25 Off-weeks. (Notes: Week 1, Week 2)
Jul 26 - Aug 1 $350K Los Angeles Merc-Benz Cup, hard. (Week's Notes) [R1] (Q) E.Taino (USA,644) d. L.Paes 7-6(4), 6-1 * LP's 20 game doubles win streak ends in QF (with J.Bjorkman .. MB still out) [D-QF] M.Damm/ A.Peterson d. LP-J.Bjorkman 3-6, 6-3, 3-6 [D-R1] LP-J.Bjorkman d. A.Florent/ P.Kilderry 6-2, 6-3
Aug 2 - Aug 8 $2.4M Montreal Super 9 Hard (Week's Notes) [R1] J.Stoltenberg (AUS,59) d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-2 * LP played with Jared Palmer, and were top seeds. MB still injured. [D QF] D.Adams-J-L.deJager d. Paes-Palmer 7-5, 4-6, 7-6(4) [D R2] #1 Paes-J.Palmer d. P.Norval-K.Ullyett 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 [D R1] Bye
Aug 9 - Aug 15 $2.4M Cincinnati Super 9 Hard (Week's Notes) * LP-MB playing together after a 38 day break for MB's abdomen injury rehab. [R2] A.Florent/ D.MacPherson d. #1 LP-MB 6-3, 3-6, 1-6 [R1] Bye
Aug 16 - Aug 22 $745K Indianapolis ATP Hard (Week's Notes) [R1] A.Costa (ESP,22) d. L.Paes 7-6(3), 6-4 * MB needs more injury rehab. Withdraws first. LP enters with Delaitre, but MB later decides to play anyway, with Andrei Pavel. [F] P.Haarhuis-J.Palmer d. LP-Delaitre 6-3, 6-4 [SF] LP-Delaitre d. T.Woodbridge-M.Woodforde 6-4, 6-4 [QF] LP-Delaitre d. N.Broad-P.Tramacchi 6-4, 1-6, 6-3 [R2] LP-Delaitre d. M.Bhupathi-A.Pavel 6-4, 2-6, 6-3
Aug 23 - Sep 12 US Open, $5.1M Hard (Notes: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3) [Q1] M.Hill (AUS,205) d. L.Paes 6-3, 7-6(4) * LP-MB become the first team in the open era to reach all four Grand Slam finals in a year. [F] #11 S.Lareau/ A.O'Brien d. LP-MB 7-6(7), 6-4 [SF] LP-MB d. A.Olhovskiy/D.Prinosil 6-4, 6-3 [QF] LP-MB d. B.Ellwood/ M.Tebbutt 6-3, 6-4 [R3] LP-MB d. #15 J.Gimelstob/ R.Reneberg 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 [R2] LP-MB d. J-M.Gambill/ A.Peterson 7-6(4), 7-5 [R1] LP-MB d. P.Norval/ K.Ullyett 6-4, 6-4 * LP and Lisa Raymond are top seeds in mixed doubles [R2] K.Po/ D.Johnson d. LP-LR 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 [R1] LR-LP d. L.Horn/ K.Ullyett 7-5, 7-5
Sep 13 - Oct 3 Three weeks off in India (3 Weeks' Notes)
Oct 4 - Oct 10 $325K Shanghai Heineken ATP Hard (Week's Notes) LP could not play qualifiers as his girlfriend Vicky was undergoing Appendicitis surgery .. Mahesh injured in first round match. Gives walkover in doubles QF. [QF] N.Godwin/ G.Stafford d. LP-MB walkover [R1] LP-MB d. J.Zhu/ B.Li, 6-2, 6-1 ..
Oct 11 - Oct 17 $675K Singapore Heineken ATP Hard (Week's Notes) [R1] M.Chang (USA,76) d. L.Paes 6-1, 6-3 * LP-MB pull out of doubles in the last minute. MB still injured.
Oct 18 - Oct 24 $50K+H Hong Kong Challenger Hard (Week's Notes) [R1] R.Sabau (ROM,300) d. L.Paes 7-5, 6-1
Oct 25 - Nov 15 Three weeks off -training in Orlando (Week1,Week2,Week3)
Nov 15 - Nov 21 $900K Harford ATP Doubles Ind.Carpet (Week's Notes) * Second Hartford final in three years for LP-MB! -- close but again no cigar :-( [F] #4 S.Lareau - A.O'Brien d. #1 LP-MB 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 [SF] #1 LP-MB d. #2 T.Woodbridge - M.Woodforde 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 LP-MB finish 2-1 in the round robin and #2 in the group behind 2-1 Black-Stolle, on head-to-head result against them [RR3] #6 W.Black-S.Stolle d. LP-MB 6-7(5), 7-5, 6-2 [RR2] #1 LP-MB d. #3 E.Ferreira - R.Leach 6-4, 6-4 [RR1] #1 LP-MB d. #8 P.Norval - K.Ullyett 7-6(1), 6-3
Nov 22 - Nov 28 $84K Asia Cup, New Delhi Hard (Week's Notes) Leander only played one singles match - in the QF against China. India finished #3, as India lost the semi to Japan (LP did not play) and then beat Thailand for the #3 spot. Ben-Qiang Zhu (CHN) d. L.Paes 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 L.Paes/ F.Syed d. B-Q.Zhu/ J.Shan 6-3, 6-3 (vs CHN) L.Paes/ F.Syed d. V.Samrej/ E.Posuth-Arnonth 6-4, 3-6, 6-1 (vs THA)
Nov 29 - Dec 5 $25K+H Lucknow challenger Grass (Week's Notes) * Leander breaks an 8 match losing streak in singles. [F] #6 L.Paes d. #5 Jamie Delgado (GBR,201) 7-6(5), 7-6(5) [SF] L.Paes d. #8 Takahiro Terachi (JPN,293) 6-2, 6-1 [QF] L.paes d. Satoshi Iwabuchi (JPN,296) 6-4, 6-4 [R2] L.Paes d. Barry Cowan (GBR,309) 7-6(3), 6-2 [R1] L.Paes d. D. van Scheppingen (NED,449) 7-6(6), 6-4
Dec 6 - Dec 13 $25K+H Jaipur challenger Grass (Week's Notes) * Leander's second challenger title in a row (#9 of career, 5th in India, 4th this year in India) [F] #5 L.Paes d. #8 B.Cowan (GBR,304) 7-6(8), 6-4 [SF] L.Paes d. #1 P.Srichaphan (THA,100) 6-3, 6-4 [QF] L.Paes d. #3 T.Ketola (FIN,168) 6-3, 6-7(3), 6-3 [R2] L.Paes d. J.Layne (GBR,478) 6-2, 6-4 [R1] L.Paes d. (Q)K.Shukla (IND,NR) 6-2, 6-1
Last Update: Dec 13, 1999. R. Jayakrishnan