Leander Paes threatens to withdraw from London Olympics

Published on Jun 20 2012 // Political News, Sports News

NEW DELIH: Leander Paes has expressed his unhappiness to have junior partner for London Olympics after Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna refused to pair with him.

In a letter to AITA on Wednesday, Paes wrote that he is willing to withdraw from Olympics for the sake of Indian tennis. Paes also brought up the mixed doubles issue in the letter, saying he deserves to partner Sania Mirza.

Paes also said he is comfortable to partner either Bhuapthi or Bopanna despite their rejection but not with lower ranked player in a quadrennial mega-event.

The AITA will make the final announcement on the men’s doubles team for the London Olympics on Thursday, which is also the last day to submit the names.

They were to make the announcement on Thursday but postponed the press-conference.

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