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Wimbledon: Look who came to meet Leander Paes!

Last updated on: July 11, 2015 20:22 IST

David Beckham and Leander Paes at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on Friday

David Beckham (left) with Leander Paes at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon on Friday. Photograph: Leander Paes/Facebook

Leander Paes is on a roll at the Wimbledon Championships -- both, on and off the court.

First, he combined with mixed-doubles partner Martina Hingis to reach the Championship final after a convincing 6-3, 6-4 win over top seed Americans Mike Bryan and Bethanie Mattek-Sands on Friday.

And after that key victory, the Indian tennis legend's popularity was stamped when former England football captain David Beckham payed him a quick visit.

"A real treat to meet David Beckham Wimbledon ...A thorough Gentleman," Paes wrote on his Facebook wall with a picture of the duo.

Here's hoping that some inspiring words were exchanged between the two sporting giants, as Leander and Hingis chase the Wimbledon mixed-doubles title on Sunday.

Rediff Sports Desk
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