Paes confirms participation in Olympics !
Leander Peas,India’s number one tennis player had threatened to withdraw from the Olympics after being paired with a much lower-ranked Vishnu Vardhan as Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna,the two competent players refused to partner him and wanted to partner each other excluding Leander instead. After his confirmation it is likely that All India Tennis Association would send Vardhan as Paes’ partner !
Should players of national level and importance, in any sport ,let their personal conflicts disturb their profession , all the more, when it is about nation’s self-respect and pride ? Who is playing dirty politics is surely unknown but should responsible players like Bhupathi and Bopanna disrespect the association and a senior player, in public, by declining to partner with Paes for Olympics ?