It's not fair, says Paes

 With both Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna insisting to be paired together for London Olympics, an isolated Leander Paes wrote a letter to All India Tennis Association secretary-general Bharat Oza, saying it will not be "fair" to send a second team to the  London Games.

Both Bhupathi and Bopanna have categorically refused to partner Paes, who is country’s top-ranked player.

Paes said their refusal was unfortunate and spoke about their agreement to play unconditionally for the country.

“I have been informed that both Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna have refused to play with me at the London Olympics. This is unfortunate, as we have laid down our differences in the past and had a successful doubles partnership on the ATP Tour and in the Davis Cup,” Paes said in a statement.

Paes said the focus should be on sending the best team for Olympics. “When I sent you my unconditional participation in the Olympics, I believed we would put our best team forward.

Setting up a second team would create a situation where your no.1 player and the only Indian in the Top Ten ATP Doubles Rankings would have to play with the No 5 Indian player. This would not be fair,” he said.

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