Game is bigger than all, says Leander Paes

Ahead of the Asia/Oceania Group I tie starting Friday, the Indian veteran says how he kept himself away from the AITA politics.

updated: January 30, 2013 17:47 IST
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New Delhi: Veteran India tennis star Leander Paes does not see anything wrong in players discussing their grievances with the association but says the sport should not suffer in the process.

Eleven top players made themselves unavailable for the tie against South Korea and AITA was forced to field a depleted team for the Asia/Oceania Group I tie, starting Friday in New Delhi.

"I personally don't believe that rebellion is important. But communication should always be open. Game is bigger than all of us, it will always will be. End of the day, sport is most important. Whether it's the Association, or players or you guys (media), essence should not be lost," Paes, a veteran of 48 Davis Cup ties, said.

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