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Paes, Hingis present PM Modi with autographed racquets

March 05, 2015 20:06 IST

Veteran tennis star Leander Paes and Martina Hingis, who together won the Australian Open mixed doubles title last month, met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Thursday.

The seventh seeded Indo-Swiss pair turned back the clock to outclass third seeds Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic 6-4, 6-3 in the final at the Rod Laver Arena on February 1.

The duo presented their autographed racquets with which they won the title to PM Modi.

"It was wonderful meeting you @mhingis & @Leander!," Modi tweeted.

"Kind of you @mhingis & @Leander to present autographed racquets with which you played Aus Open Mixed Doubles Finals," he added.

- I have been blessed to win on the big stage very often: Leander Paes

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