Bhupathi, Bopanna dropped from India DCup side

India’s national tennis selectors have dropped Mahesh Bhupathi

and Rohan Bopanna from the Davis Cup squad to take on New Zealand

after they refused to play in the Olympics.

The All India Tennis Association said in a press release on

Saturday that the players had been dropped for ”the stand taken by

them regarding selection for the Olympics team” when both had

refused to partner India’s top-ranked player Leander Paes.

Paes and Somdev Devvarman are also not in the team after they

asked to be left out.

India announced a new-look team comprising Yuki Bhambri, Vishnu

Vardhan, Saketh Myneni, Divij Sharan, Sanam Singh and Sriram

Narayanaswamy for the Sept. 14-16 tie to be held in the northern

Indian city of Chandigarh.