NEW DELHI (AP)
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.