Leander and Mahesh to pair at Olympics

June 3rd, 2008 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) The warring Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have decided to keep aside their differences and team up for the doubles event at the Beijing Olympics in August. All India Tennis Association (AITA) secretary-general Anil Khanna brokered the peace between the duo during the French Open in Paris, Monday.

“Lee and Hesh will pair up for two ATP Tour events before the Olympics. The first event will be on grass in the week before Wimbledon at Shertongenbosch in Holland. They will then play in Indianapolis, Cincinnati, in the second week after Wimbledon,” Khanna said in a statement released by AITA Tuesday.

Khanna also said the pair would get together for a few days training programme before the Olympics with Paes’ coach Rick Leach and Bhupathi’s coach Scott Davidoff and a trainer.

Both players will reach Beijing for the opening ceremony and will have a training session there for a few days before the competition begins.

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