New Delhi: The great Indian tennis drama continues as Leander Paes threatens to pull out of the 2012 Olympics if paired with a junior player for the men's doubles event.
Paes has written to the All India Tennis Association that he is not in favour of sending two teams to London. "It would not be acceptable, if with my ranking as the best Indian tennis player, I give up the best option of partner for winning a medal for my country and am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207 / 306 in the world while the No.13 and No. 15 ranked players form another team together based on their refusal to play with me," he writes in his letter. (Read: Leander Paes' letter to AITA threatening to withdraw from Olympics)
"If this is the case then for the sake of Indian Tennis and to relieve the AITA in regards to the selection of the team, I have no other option but to withdraw from the Olympics," he further adds. (Crisis in Indian tennis: 10 big facts)