Mumbai. Tennis legend Leander Paes on Friday said that the upcoming non-fiction series “Break Point” will give fans an insight into his tense but successful professional pairing with Mahesh Bhupathi. The series by filmmakers Nitesh Tiwari and Ashwini Iyer Tiwari is slated to release on Zee5 on October 1. It shows the partnership between the two Indian tennis giants on and off the (tennis) court. The pair won the men’s doubles title at Wimbledon in 1999. It was the first title of the Indian ‘doubles team’.
Both the ‘poster boy’ players of the game were once called the ‘Indian Express’ in the country. Earlier they played together from 1996 to 2006. Then, between 2008 and 2011, they both added color to the playground again. After that, the two broke up publicly and have now come back together to share their story through ‘Break Point’.
At the digital launch of the trailer for the seven-episode series, Pace said that the series helped him put his career in perspective and that things would have been different had the two interacted. He said, ‘It’s amazing that most of the time when we stood on the stage with the trophy in hand, our relationship was at its worst. Despite that I was able to overcome… We had a friendship. He (Bhupati) knew that whenever he needed me, I would be there and I thought the same for him.
Paes and Bhupathi, who have played as a pair for over 12 years, have won three Grand Slams. Paes said the most striking aspect of the duo was their ability to come together to play for the country regardless of their personal problems.
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First Published: September 17, 2021, 17:50 IST