Leander Paes and Marcus Daniell enter the semi-finals of the Hall of Fame Open

Newport: He still much stronger when the 46-year-old, former Leander Paes reached the semifinals of the ATP Hall of Fame Open with a spouse Marcus Daniell, published here in Matthew Ebden and Robert Lindstedt.

The Indo-kiwi third-place team went ahead with a 6-4 5-7 14-12 win over the Australian-Swede in the quarterfinals after saving three points.

Paes, who started in 1995 at the Hall of Fame Open, is now the oldest man in the ATP Tour semi-finals since John McEnroe (47) in 2006 in San Jose.

"These are the nights we live. Hard work, when you have a fever, be in the gym when you don't really want to be there. Most people see us traveling to some beautiful places and showing them court, but the credit. toughness is what allows me to still compete at this level, he said.

The winner of the 18 Grand Slam championships proves he still has a lot in his tank.

"The experience is still there, the legs are still there, the knowledge and the strokes are there. It's about finding the right partners and we will succeed. As a student in life and play, I was trying to learn from Now. , I try to learn from the younger ones, "he told the ATP website.

It is the fourth time this season that Paes has reached the semi-finals of the ATP World Tour, reaching the same level as Lyon (May), Marrakech (April) and Montpellier (February) in the first half of the season.

I had to work three times as much as I was 10 or 15 years ago. That's my age, but I love the job. When I was younger, I was losing a lot of energy working five or six hours a day.

“My training is very special right now, focusing on improving the specific areas of my game, focusing on my diet and recovery.

In their 766 wins, Paes ranked sixth on the all-time list of winners. He is just one of six players who have won 750 successful tour-level matches, which he achieved in April 2018.

Next to Paes and Daniell are Marcel Granollers and Sergiy Stakhovsky.