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.
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
Thank you everyone for your support. I am humbled. It’s an honour to represent the nation at the Rio Olympics. pic.twitter.com/UU8SwYH0V7
— Leander Paes (@Leander) 11 June 2016