Leander Paes won his 8th Men's Doubles Grand Slam at the 2013 US Open at the grand young age of 40! Paes playing alongside good friend Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic hammered the Austrian-Brazil duo of Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-3 in a very one sided final.
An injury to Peya before the match made it virtually impossible for the Austrian to compete effectively against the 4th ranked team, who had ousted the Bryan Brothers in the semi-finals earlier this week.
Paes and Stepanek were under a bit of pressure early on, having to save a breakpoint in the opening exchanges, but quickly found top form to race to a 5-0 lead in the first set before Peya got his team on the scoreboard. It could have proven to be a crucial hold, as it would allow the 2nd seeds the opportunity to serve ahead in the second set, but such was the nature of the contest that it didn't really matter.