It seems that boppana thinks he had done something big or has great form. neither he achieved anything yet though he is already 36, nor his late form is anywhere near the top level. In doubles rank 10 is nothing. But what matters in doubles is to surpass "one" the D-day and upset much fancied opponent. And Paes had made that habit for last 25 yrs. WE all have very recent example, is not it?
Current ranking – Bopanna 10, Paes-46, MYneni-125. Combine ranking Myneni-Bopanna-135 and Paes – Bopann-56 which is highest in Asia at present. Clearly Paes-Bopanna will be better than Myneni- Bopanna. Further Bopanna did not win any Grand Slam till date. Runners up in one Grand slam only. Higher ranking due to playing ATP masters tours. Career titles of Bopanna is 14, Myneni is 0 and Paes is 55. As both Paes and Myneni are same right court player there is no question about position. Paes has won 18 grand slam, current form is also at peak, so regarding experience and current form, Paes must be included in the team if India want a medal in Tennis. But if Olympic tour is the only target choice any one. AITA must intervene and include Paes.
Re: This South Indian people
by Ramdas Nayak on Jun 10, 2016 07:26 PM
Please do not being Sout and North issue here. Jut look at the Champions Paes, Bopanna, Bhoopathy, Sania Mirza all from Sout India in Badminon top international stars are from South India Why not you object that only South Indians should be champions? Frustrated remarks from a sick person.
Re: This South Indian people
by Jai Ho on Jun 10, 2016 08:13 PM
Absolutely...Northies are pure souls who have nothing but love for everyone...Harayana, UP, Bihar are prime examples of how people can live in total harmony minus acrimony.
Get some brains Bopanna,,it is a known fact that Paes is the chosen one.Olympics is for the glory of a country and our with 1.25 billion deserves the best.Partnering Paes is the best option.From a layman`s eye,it seems a fight of one(Paes) against many(uncountable).Leave aside politics dear for the sake of your countrymen.
Leander Paes has achieved more than any Indian in world of sports. Salute to him for playing this long and winning the grand slams. But really don't know what problem he has with other tennis players of the country. Last olympics too, he was not the first choice of the other team members. Rohan Bopanna, i don't know what he has achieved till now, but still he has got better chance of winning a medal with Paes than anybody else. Time to keep the personal difference aside and try to win some glory for the nation.
paes is a killer as on today still at this age he is winning grandslam it should be other way only paes should be given choice performing at higher stage like rio is different i have not heard boppanna winning a grand slam or an olympic medal
sania won world doubles with hingis dont forget she got exp not age sania lost with so many doubles partners its ranking and exp matters at rio not partners whoom you choose no brains if you dont choose paes