Bhupathi, Bopanna barred from India Davis Cup team

The All India Tennis Association says it will not consider

veterans Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna for Davis Cup for two

years after both refused to partner with Leander Paes in doubles at

the London Olympics.

The association said in a statement Sunday it had ”decided not

to consider” Bhupathi and Bopanna for selection until June 30,

2014. Bhupathi has been a Davis Cup player since 1995 and Bopanna

for 10 years.

Both players were dropped from the squad for a relegation

playoff matchup against New Zealand in which a second-string India

team completed a 5-0 victory in Chandigarh on Sunday.

The AITA said it would move forward with the young team of Yuki

Bhambri, Vishnu Vardhan, Divij Sharan and Sanam Singh.