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Paes wants to complete 100 Slam appearances

By The Assam Tribune

NEW DELHI, June 5: Leander Paes is just three shy of completing a century of Grand Slam appearances but is now unsure whether uncertainty caused by COVID-19 pandemic will allow him to complete the coveted milestone or for that matter compete at the next year�s Tokyo Olympics.

Paes had announced that 2020 would be his last season as a professional player but his plan to bid adieu on a high with a record eight appearance at the Olympics, was stalled by the pandemic, which has wrecked the sporting calendar.

�Olympics is still far away. As of now, I find it difficult to believe that sports will start by July or August. Would it start October or November, who knows. But my team and I are very well prepared that when the lockdown opens up, we will revaluate then and look at �One Last Roar� as season whether we should look at 2021 or not,� Paes told table tennis player Mudit Dani on his chat show �Sportlight�. � PTI

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