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Bopanna refuses to partner Paes

Insisting on partnering only Mahesh Bhupathi at the London Olympics, Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has refused to play with Leander Paes in the men’s doubles event.

Rohan Bopanna Leander Paes

After Bhupathi’s refusal, Bopanna was officially approached by the AITA Selection Committee to play with Paes, but said: “I will not play with anyone but Mahesh Bhupathi.”Bhupathi sent an official letter to the All India Tennis Association (AITA) saying he will not play with Paes in the men’s doubles at the London Olympics.He has reiterated in the letter that Rohan Bopanna is the only person he’s willing to partner at the event.Earlier, Leander Paes in a statement to the media said that while he had asked to partner Bopanna for the Olympics, he was willing to go with whoever the selectors picked to play with him.

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