Revolting players won't be entitled for government funds: All India Tennis Association

Yuki Bhambri is the highest ranked Indian players in singles at 237, followed by Sanam Singh (293). Vishnu Vardhan is 344 and Saketh Myneni is 385. In the doubles, apart from Leander Paes (3), Mahesh Bhupathi (11) and Rohan Bopanna (12) -- all feature in top-20 -- left-handed Divij Sharan is the fourth highest Indian at number 106.

updated: January 08, 2013 21:38 IST
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New Delhi: As none of the eight revolting players has made himself available for Davis Cup selection, the AITA on Tuesday said that anyone who refuses to play for India will not be entitled for the financial support from the government.

The national tennis body has proposed to get Rs 15 lakh each for players featuring in top-200 in singles and Rs 12 lakh for those who get into the bracket of 201-300 through the Long term Development Plan (LTDP) from the government.

The figure is Rs eight lakh for players, who are ranked between 301-500 and aged below 28.

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