Bangalore, November 12, 2014 (News Team): Leander Paes Replaces David Ferrer in CTL 2014. Paes would now be completing team Punjab Marshalls in CTL 2014.
Among the most successful professional Indian tennis players and former captain of the Indian Davis Cup team, Leander is the recipient of India's highest sporting honour, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in 1996–1997, the Arjuna Award in 1990 and the Padma Shri award in 2001 for his outstanding contribution to tennis in India.
Commenting on this development, Vijay Amritraj said, “I am truly delighted that our own Leader Paes will replace David Ferrer in CTL 2014 making a very strong Indian presence in the Punjab Marshalls team. Leander will be playing Men’s doubles with Somdev and mixed doubles with Garbine Muguruza, which makes the Punjab Marshalls a very formidable force in the Northern Group.”
Mr. Gurpreet Singh Kiki, owner Punjab Marshalls said, “We are delighted to welcome Leander Paes into the Punjab Marshalls team. He has been India's most trusted tennis face for years and a born Champion with incredible 14 grand slams in doubles and mixed doubles he will definitely give us the edge in the Champions Tennis League and we are confident that Leander will be a great guiding force for the team and help us bring the title home.”
On being part of Punjab Marshalls, Leander Paes said, “I am very happy to be a part of Vijay Amritraj’s Champions Tennis League 2014 playing for the Punjab Marshalls. I am looking forward to a very competitive and challenging league format that will bring some of the best international tennis to different parts of the country. I look forward to playing with Somdev, Garbine and Greg, and together, I believe we will be a strong contender for the title.”