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Your accomplishments are truly inspiring: PM Modi to Paes

Last updated on: July 13, 2015 11:40 IST
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Leander, your accomplishments are truly inspiring and they make us very proud: PM Modi

Leander Paes

India's Leander Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis celebrate. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

A vintage Leander Paes clinched his 16th Grand Slam crown, winning the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon with legendary Martina Hingis after a dominating victory over Alexander Peya and Timea Babos, in London, on Sunday.

Paes-Hingis win mixed doubles title at Wimbledon

Seventh seed Indo-Swiss pair drubbed the fifth seed Austrian-Hungarian team 6-1, 6-1 in a lop-sided summit clash which was over in just 40 minutes.

It was Paes's eighth mixed doubles title and second with Hingis. They won the Australian Open early this year.

The 42-year-old Paes has eight men's doubles crowns in his Grand Slam collection.

Paes's triumph capped an incredibly successful Wimbledon for India, as the country came away from The Championships with three titles this year.

Sania Mirza won the women's doubles and Sumit Nagal won the junior boys' doubles.

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Leander Paes

India's Leander Paes and Switzerland's Martina Hingis celebrate with the Wimbledon trophy. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Leaders across the political spectrum took to Twitter on Monday morning to extend congratulations to Leander Paes and Sumit Nagal after their respective Wimbledon titles.

"More good news from Wimbledon. Congrats again Martina Hingis. Leander your accomplishments are truly inspiring and they make us very proud," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.

"Congratulations to Leander Paes and Sumit Nagal on winning the 2015 Wimbledon mixed doubles & the Wimbledon boys doubles trophy respectively," Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley posted.

"Congratulations Leander! Great show at Wimbledon. Brilliant as always. Congrats young Sumit Nagal too...India's new star. Proud moments for India," Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and former Olympian Rajyavardhan Rathore tweeted.

Meanwhile, Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia dubbed 2015 as 'India's glory year' at Wimbledon.

"Congrats Leander Paes for winning the Mixed Doubles and Sumit Nagal for winning the Boy's Doubles, making it India's Glory Year at Wimbledon," he posted.

Earlier, Prime Minister Modi said it was very heartening to see Nagal win the boys' doubles at Wimbledon.

"It was very heartening to see Sumit Nagal win at Wimbledon. Congrats and best wishes to this young sportsman," he posted on Twitter.

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