The teams that have been announced clearly show that AITA was not strong enough to force the players in partnering Leander. It was Leander who in spite of being the top ranked Indian has to play alongside a player, who does not even feature in the top 200 rankings. It is unfair for Leander. Though, nothing has been heard form Leander after the new team announcement, but it would not be surprising if Leander opts out of the Olympics, as promised. Those who know Leander will definitely say that Leander is not going to withdraw from the Olympics, as he has always put the nation before himself. But this time, he must also be hurt more than ever. So anything is possible.
Now, there will be huge pressure on the Rohan and Mahesh pair to win a medal in the Olympics. Rohan and Bopanna have shown great unity off court by rejecting Leander as their partner. They need to show this unity, while representing the nation during the Olympics. These players have brought Indian Tennis into bad light, so there is only one way of erasing these memories - by winning a medal in London Olympics 2012. If not, the pair would come under lot of criticism from all quarters of the sport and the media.
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