paes at this age too is a great player. service has always been a draw back for all indian players...probably barring bhupati. However, all said and done, the pairing itself was wrong. Its hard to find down to earth successful players. Unfortunately, as they become successful the egos grow out of proportion. As far as i am aware, Paes is one person who is a patriot and keeps country before his ego. Well, a loss is a loss. May be this will make the selectors understand that this pairing was not correct. Also, Peas should retire now. Age certainly takes a toll on your body. He should bow out of international circuit with pride. If he still wants to continue to play, he may..however, he should not represent the country anymore just bcos he is already 43. He should make way for younger players. Again, although i am mentioning this about Peas, but i have immense love and respect for him. His zeal and zest is unmatchable.