New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association has urged the players to stop going public and join hands for the London Olympics. This after Sania Mirza lashed out at the sport's governing body for using her as bait to appease a disgruntled Leander Paes.
"We earnestly appeal to all the players to unite together, shed off all their differences, stop going public and join hands together in the best national interest of winning medals for the country and to bring glory to the nation," the AITA said in a statement.
The AITA has paired Mahesh Bhupathi with Rohan Bopanna and Paes with Vishnu Vardhan for the men's doubles event in London. They also announced that it will be Paes who will play the mixed doubles with Sania.