Leander Paes eyeing 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Resham Gupta
Last Updated: Jun 11 2018 17:38

TENNIS- Veteran Indian doubles tennis player Leander Paes is gearing up for 2018 Asian Games but has not ruled out the bigger picture, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Paes will be 46 years old in 2020 and playing at the Olympics is too much to ask of him for now.

In a latest interview with The Indian Express, Paes said, “At this point, it is very hard to set new goals. I try to figure new targets and achieve these goals. After you win 15-16 Grand Slams or play in 6-7 Olympics, they just become numbers for you mentally.

“I play because I am passionate about playing for the country and playing my tennis. I enjoy the lifestyle of it...About Tokyo Olympics, that is the big goal. But that too will come after the small goals. It is still 2018 and there is 2019 and 2020 to come.”

As of now, Paes is fully focused on Asian Games. He has not played in the last two editions of the game.