Big win for Leander and teammate Jurgen Melzer today in Shanghai. It’s LP first doubles win in the 2010 season and could not have come at a better time. When I spoke to Leander this morning immediately following the win he was sitting in a chair in Shanghai getting a foot/ankle massage. We joked about how he felt like Kung Fu Panda out on the court carrying a little extra weight around his mid–section. Not to worry though because San Jeev Javia (Jeevers) is in the process of designing LP’s nutrition program for him to follow over the next 3 weeks with a goal to drop 8-10 lbs. Lee will begin shooting his movie on Wednesday while going through an intensive nutrition and training program for the next three weeks to prepare him for the season ending Barclay ATP World Tour Finals and movie roles. He said at the movie shoot he will have access to a pool, gym, and will have all his bands (SuperFlex® Bands- follow us on twitter @SuperFlex®Bands) to work with. He said he uses his bands everyday for his warm-up to keep his shoulder loose and strong.
Leander Paes and Jurgern Melzer of India pose for photographers with trophies after their victory. The Austrian-Indian duo had ended the 20-match winning streak of Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan in the semi-finals and, in the final defeated on Marcus Fyrstenberg and Matkowski. Matkowski of Poland during day seven of the 2010 Shanghai Rolex Masters at the Shanghai Qi Zhong Tennis Center on October 17, 2010 in Shanghai, China.