Leander Paes humbled by people's love

Jun 12, 2016, 07:21 IST | Agencies

Leander Paes, winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, expressed gratitude for being selected in the Olympic team.

"To play for the flag has always been the greatest inspiration for me. I am humbled by the love showered upon me by the people.

Their overwhelming and unconditional support has been my pillar of strength and motivation," Paes said in a statement. "The honour to represent India at Rio Olympics 2016 is a dream come true.

I am thankful to the All India Tennis Association for bestowing me this opportunity to wear the tri-colour on my heart once again," he said.

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