Tennis player Leander Paes, also known as Leander Adrian Paes is threatening to withdraw from the upcoming Olympics 2012. You might be in a surprise to hear this news. As the top most tennis player of India, what forced Leander Paes to take such a decision? Perhaps this is a bad news regarding Indian tennis players at the London Olympics 2012. The fact is related to conflict between Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna and Leander Paes. But the only Indian tennis player to get a direct entry to the Olympic Games 2012. based on the top ranking was Paes. The problem is related to a doubles berth in the upcoming Olympics. Both Bhupathi and Bopanna have refused to partner with Leander Paes. Now Paes threatens to withdraw from this Olympics if he will be paired with lower ranked player in the world. Image courtesy: ianslive.com
Bopanna and Bhupathi wanted to be a pair for this Olympics but according to All India Tennis Association, Paes should be given the first choice due to his high rank. At last what happened is the All India Tennis Association is facing trouble? Every people should keep in mind a fact like there is nothing to do with ego. If such controversies still exist, then definitely India will never win any medal at the upcoming Olympics 2012. There was a time when Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes were nicknamed as Indian Express. But now everything changed. This is not the first case in sports. Even though there were differences, the players played well for the country. An interesting example for this is Mahendra Singh Dhoni(Nepal cricket's brand ambassador) and Virender Sehwag. Even though they are not in talking terms, they had even won a World Cup for our country. For those who do not know much about Leander Paes, check the following points.
Laender Paes, the brand ambassador of sports in Haryana, was born in Kolkatta, West Bengal state, India. He got the sports spirit from his parents itself. He is the right handed tennis player of India who has so far won career prize money of $6859327. When considering about the tennis carreer of Leander Paes, it should be noted that he had several titles. It's a long list. We can understand these achievements from his current world ranking. But for your convenience I will provide a brief description about the medals he won for the Olympic Games, Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. Paes had won bronze medal(1994 Asian games, 1996 Olympic games) in men's singles, bronze medals(2002 Busan Asian Games, 2010 Commonwealth games) in mixed doubles, gold medal(2002 Busan Asian Games, 2006 Doha Asian games)in men's doubles and gold medal(2006 Doha Asian games) in mixed doubles respectively. Apart from this he had won the Grand Slam titles 13 times (6 mixed doubles and 7 doubles), Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Arjuna award, Padma Shri etc. Will Leander change his decision for Olympics 2012? Will India be able to win a gold medal form London Olympics? We have to wait and see.
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