Bopanna pairs up with Ram

Ace India do­ubles player Rohan Bopanna is all set to partner US-based Rajeev Ram at the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from December 31 to January 6.

Bopanna and Ram had earlier appeared as a team at the Australian Open in 2008, where they proceeded to the pre-quarters defeating higher ranked teams along the way.

The organisers had earlier announced that the country’s top doubles specialist Mahesh Bhupathi would be teaming up with World No 5 doubles player Daniel Nestor of Canada.

The Indian combo of Bhupathi and Bopanna, who had won two titles at Dubai and Paris and a runner-up finish at the just-concluded season-ending London Masters, had recently announced their decision to play with different partners in 2013.

Bopanna, along with Bhupathi, had compiled an impressive 34-22 match record and 2-3 in finals, and in the past also collaborated with players like Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and American player Eric Butorac.

Live on YouTube

Meanwhile, the Chennai Open will be telecast live on YouTube. Twenty-five centre court matches will be shown live in the 18th edition of the tournament. Apart from live matches, the channel will offer match archives, video-on-demand, highlights, fan videos and exciting behind the scene action.

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