• Tuesday, November 29, 2022

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Doubles trouble as India announce Rio tennis team

Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna (right)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Leander Paes will play in his seventh Olympic Games after getting the nod from the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Saturday (June 11) – a move which has angered his Rio doubles partner Rohan Bopanna. Bopanna – who as the highest ranked Indian could put forward the name of his preferred team mate – wanted to play with Saketh Myneni instead and immediately ruled out any chance of success alongside 18-time Grand Slam-winner Paes. However, Paes, 42, said on Twitter he was “honoured, humbled and excited” at being selected despite Bopanna’s snub. The duo have a chequered history, including…

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