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Leander Paes threatens to withdraw from Olympics

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

Leander Paes threatens to withdraw from Olympics

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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