Leander Paes was the first Indian to Win Junior US Open Title. Leander Paes won the US Open championship in 1991 by defeating Karim Alami of Morocco 6-4, 6-4.
Leander Peas is one of the few sportsmen of India who are known for
their killer instinct and never-say-die spirit. Born on June 17, 1973,
Leander Paes shot into limelight when he won the 1990 Wimbledon Junior
title and attained top rank in the junior world-rankings. Though there
is nothing much to write about his international career as a singles
player, he teamed up with Mahesh Bhupathi to form a formidable doubles
player. The two have won a number of Grand Slam titles.
Leander has also scripted some memorable victories in the Davis Cup
over his more fancied rivals. He won a bronze medal for India at the
1996 Atlanta Olympics.