Paes to play with Vishnu, Bhupathi-Bopanna team up (Lead)

June 21st, 2012 - 3:12 pm ICT by IANS  

Rohan Bopanna New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) All India Tennis Association (AITA) Thursday selected two men’s doubles teams to represent the country at the London Olympics.

India’s highest ranked doubles player Leander Paes will team up with youngster Vishnu Vardhan while Mahesh Bhupathi will pair with his preferred partner Rohan Bopanna, AITA confirmed at a press conference here.

In the case that Sania Mirza gets a wild card and qualifies for Olympics, she will pair with Paes in the mixed doubles category.

Earlier, AITA had decided to field just one team, that of Paes and Bhupathi. However, in a letter to the AITA and the sports ministry, both Bhupathi and Bopanna refused to play with Paes.

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