Paes got the ball rolling on Sunday morning when he posted a message on Twitter to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of his and Bhupathi’s Wimbledon doubles triumph. The victory made Paes and Bhupathi the first Indians to win a professional doubles title at Wimbledon.
“22 years ago today, we became the first Indians to win Wimbledon. As two young boys all we dreamt of was making our country proud,” tweeted Paes.
Bhupathi was quick to respond, saying: “Hmmm ..That was special!! Do you think it’s time to write another chapter?”
Paes quickly responded with another tweet, saying: “I’m always game. What’s the plan?”
On Facebook, Paes was more open about a potential return. “Time for a comeback? #MaheshBhupathi #LeeHesh,” he wrote.
The tweets sent the tennis community into a frenzy. From a potential wildcard for the Tokyo Olympics to working together at a tennis academy, tennis fans came up with plenty of ways for the two to partner again.
@Leander here you go, I tried your no look, talking to the camera version but I don’t have that kind of skill so I went down in size to a mini frying pan to make it challenging 😇🎾 🍳 pic.twitter.com/xJRUzXSxXs— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) April 9, 2020
The coming days will reveal exactly what Paes and Bhupathi have in mind when it comes to writing “another chapter”.