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.