Set for 7th Olympic appearance, Leander Paes says ‘honour to represent India’

Leander Paes took to Twitter to thank everyone for support and said it's an 'honour to represent the nation at the Rio Olympics'.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2016 5:45 pm
Leander Paes, Leander Paes Rio 2016 Olympics, Leander Paes Rio Olympics, Leander Paes Rio, Rio Olympics 2016, Paes Bopanna, Bopanna Paes, Sports News, Sports Leander Paes shared a picture with the tri-colour on his official Twitter account.

Veteran Leander Paes, the winner of 18 grand slam titles, will make his seventh Olympic appearance after he was named as Rohan Bopanna’s partner for the men’s doubles by the All India Tennis Association on Saturday.

WATCH: Paes to pair with Bopanna for Rio

Bopanna, ranked 10th in the world, had picked world number 125 Saketh Myneni as his preferred partner, putting in doubt the fate of Paes, who last week won the French Open mixed doubles title with Martina Hingis.

Paes, after the decision, took to twitter to thanks everyone for support

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