Somdev Devvarman's Decision to Pull-Out of Asian Games Not Correct: AITA

The All India Tennis Federation has not appreciated Somdev Devvarman's decision to focus more on ATP tour and opt out of Asian Games.

updated: September 15, 2014 18:01 IST
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Somdev ShowcaseSomdev Devvarman won two gold medals in the previous edition of Asian Games but will not take part in the event this year. (File photo)

New Delhi: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman's decision to concentrate on ATP tour at the expense of upcoming Asian Games has come under sharp criticism from the All India Tennis Association, which termed the player's move as "not correct".

"It is not a correct decision and a disappointing one. Somdev said the Federation did not ask for his availability before naming the Asian Games squad. We said that since he is country's number one player, he was expected to play. We said that at least play the team event but he was adamant," a peeved AITA general secretary Bharat Oza said on Wednesday.

"We tried our best. But what to do, what alternative is there," Oza sounded helpless.

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