"We've had a great year. It started off with a big bang. To do well early in a partnership is something that can happen," said Paes, whose victory at the Australian Open meant he had completed the full set of Grand Slam titles during his career.
"But to continue playing well right through the whole year shows the quality of tennis that we play. For me personally what I really like about playing with Radek is we're looking to improve all the time. For me that's the potency of what the other guys feel."
In Image: Leander Paes, of India, back, and Radek Stepanek, of the Czech Republic, facing, embrace after defeating India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna in the men's doubles final at the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament