Paes wants Olympic medal with Hesh

Leander Paes says he is confident of winning an Olympics medal, partnering Mahesh Bhupathi.

updated: February 18, 2008 14:03 IST
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Indian tennis star Leander Paes on Sunday said he was confident of winning a medal partnering Mahesh Bhupathi at the upcoming Beijing Olympics.

We understand each other's games very well and "I think we have a bright chance of winning a medal in Beijing," Paes told newspersons here late tonight.

Referring to off court differences with Bhupathi, Paes said, "We have lot of differences, we don't see eye to eye on lot of things but when we are on court, there is something between us."

He refused to comment, on Sania Mirza's decision to pull out of the Bangalore Open. You better ask Sania, it is her decision not to play in India, Paes said.

Asked whether he would partner Sania in the mixed doubles in the near future Paes said: "I don't know you better ask her."

On the country not getting another star tennis player after him and Bhupathi, Paes said there is too much of media hype now a days and the likes of Rohan Bopanna "are not able to absorb the pressure".

Paes hoped that Sourav Ganguly would be able to make a comeback into the Indian ODI team.

On the selectors decision to axe Ganguly from the ODI team Paes said "I have read recently that Sourav has accepted his omission. I will say he still has some way to go. I surely want him to make a comeback in the Indian ODI team.