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Leander Paes has said that he will do whatever the selection committee asks of him and that he is ready partner old friend Mahesh Bhupati for the upcoming London Olympics even when he would like to partner someone else instead.
After repeated attempts of persuading the governing body, Bhupati appears to have lost once more. He had even threatened to skip London, if separated from his doubles partner Rohan Bhopanna. Bhopanna was also indecently Paes’s preferred partner.
"I have always maintained that I will play with whoever the selection committee and AITA choose and this continues to be my stand," Paes said in a statement late on Saturday.
"It is a well known fact that when asked by the AITA, I have expressed my preference to play with Rohan Bopanna as my partner in the Olympics 2012, based on his physical fitness and big serve," added Paes, whose top-10 ranking gives him direct entry
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