Is there a chance for a Lee-Hesh reunion? Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi tease a new chapter in the series.

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Is the Indian Express about to take off once more? India’s most successful doubles combination, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, suggesting a possible reunion on Sunday, threw social media into excitement.

Paes kicked things off on Sunday morning with a statement on Twitter commemorating the 22nd anniversary of his and Bhupathi’s Wimbledon doubles victory. Paes and Bhupathi became the first Indians to win a professional doubles title at Wimbledon with their victory.

“We became the first Indians to win Wimbledon 22 years ago today. All we wanted to do as two young lads was make our country proud “Paes sent out a tweet.

Paes promptly replied with a new tweet, writing: “I’m always up for a challenge. So, what’s the game plan?”

Paes was more forthcoming about a possible return on Facebook. “Is it time to make a comeback? #LeeHesh, #MaheshBhupathi “he penned

The tennis community was enraged by the tweets. Tennis enthusiasts came up with a slew of ideas for the two to reunite, ranging from a possible wildcard for the Tokyo Olympics to working together at a tennis academy.

India’s most successful doubles team is still Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.

Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes at the ATP World Tour Finals at the O2 Arena in November, 2011

Bhupathi missed the first few months of the 2000 season due to injury, but the two reunited later in the year. Before splitting up in 2002, they won their third and last Grand Slam together at the 2001 French Open.

While the pair did team up to represent India in the Davis Cup and Olympics, as well as return to the ATP Tour for the last time in 2011, their on-court chemistry appeared to be harmed by their off-court disputes.

Bhupathi missed the first few months of the 2000 season due to injury, but the two reunited later in the year. Before splitting up in 2002, they won their third and last Grand Slam together at the 2001 French Open.

While the pair did team up to represent India in the Davis Cup and Olympics, as well as return to the ATP Tour for the last time in 2011, their on-court chemistry appeared to be harmed by their off-court disputes.




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