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Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi (born 7 June 1974) is an Indian professional tennis player. In 1997, he became the first Indian to win a Grand Slam tournament (with Rika Hiraki). With his win at the Australian Open mixed doubles in 2006, he joined the elite group of eight tennis players who have achieved a career Grand Slam in mixed doubles. He is also the founder of International Premier Tennis League.

Mahesh Shrinivas Bhupathi born 7 June 1974 in Chennai,India.Mahesh Bhupahti, has been a world-class in tennis doubles, he won to date ( as of June 2011 ) 48 tournaments on the ATP tour in doubles and mixed several Grand Slam titles.While Mahesh Bhupathi gained mainly as a partner Leander Paes attention, at whose side he won 25 titles. The so-called “Indian Express” has a particularly impressive record in Davis Cup : since 1996 have Bhupathi and Paes no doubles in the Davis Cup lost more that two Indians have been there now 14 games unbeaten. Since the late 1990s, Bhupathi limited to the double. His career highlight in the individual he saw in February 1996 when he was in Jaipur ( India ) with wins over Jan Siemerink and Jacco Eltingh the way for his team’s 3-2 win against the Netherlands paved. Bhupahti throughout his career had several doubles partner. Together with Max Mirnyi and Mark Knowles , among other things, he could win several titles each. The best record he has with his compatriot Leander Paes , at whose side he first played at the beginning of career to 2002. After a long pause, play the two back together since the 2011 season. In 2001 he was awarded the Padma Shri award.

Mahesh Bhupathi is known for his big serve. According to Nadal, his strong back hand makes him the best for an Ad Court player. Roger Federer acclaims him as one of the best players of all time. He often discusses strategies between the serves with his partner during the match and also communicates using finger-at-the-back signals.

Bhupathi appeared with Paes in six season finales. In 2011, they appeared, for the first time since 2002, after securing qualification in mid-October.

Bhupathi played at the year-end championships with Paes from 1997–2000 and in 2002, reaching three finals. In 1997, they lost the final to Rick Leach and Jonathan Stark. They lost the 1999 final to Sébastien Lareau and Alex O’Brien. In 2000, they lost the final to Donald Johnson and Pieter Norval.

Bhupathi also qualified with Max Mirnyi in 2003, 2004, and 2010, when they finished runners-up to Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjić.

He appeared at the finals with Mark Knowles in 2008 and 2009. In 2012, he and Rohan Bopanna made it to the final, where they lost to Marcel Granollers and Marc López.