While the ex-cricketer of the India Cricket team congratulating Leander Paes and Sania Mirza, he said, “Both Leander and Sania are a huge inspiration for not only tennis aspirants but also for sports persons. I think it is a phenomenal achievement by both to able yo win the US mixed doubles and women’s doubles titles.”

Sania Mirza and her Swiss partner Martina Hingis bagged the title of women’s doubles after defeating Yaroslava Shvedova and Casey Dellacqua by 6-3 6-3 in the finals.

This is the second time in a row when Sania won the title of Grand Slam of the season, whereas fifth time overall.

Similarly, Leander Peas won the title of US Open Mix Doubles with Hingis and became the format’s most successful male player in the Open era.

“I saw both the games. It was lovely to watch as an Indian.” Rahul added.