• Tuesday, March 28, 2023


Leander Paes: I deserve a shot at Rio gold

PASSION: (From left) Mahesh Bhupati, Sania Mirza and Leander Paes

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Leander Paes, who is hoping there will not be another selection fiasco ahead of the Rio Olympics, feels he deserves to be paired with Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza for the men’s and mixed doubles events. Recalling the drama ahead of the 2012 London Olympics when Bopanna and Mahesh Bhupathi refused to pair with him, Paes said dirty politics took place and it should not happen this time around. “I hope that does not happen again. I believe selection should be on merit. To win three mixed doubles Grand Slams in 2015 leading to the Olympic year, I certainly hope…

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