Rohan Bopanna picks Saketh Myneni for Rio Olympics
Bengaluru: In a jolt to veteran tennis superstar Leander Paes, star Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna has named Saketh Myneni as his preferred partner for the men's doubles competition for the upcoming Rio Olympics.
Bopanna has made his preference to the All India Tennis Association on Friday.
"A direct acceptance provides me the right to nominate my men's doubles partner, an opportunity for me to exercise my judgement as to the best possible partner for me,” said Bopanna in a statement.
- The Rio squad will be named on Saturday.
- Paes, with 18 Grand Slam titles under his belt, is keen to partner Bopanna at Rio.
- Bopanna will also play the mixed doubles with Sania Mirza at Rio Olympics.