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July 25, 2021

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Tokyo Olympics: Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza slam India tennis body over lost medal opportunity, AITA responds

Tokyo Olympics: Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza slam India tennis physique over misplaced medal alternative, AITA responds | Tennis Information

After Rohan Bopanna, India’s ace tennis star Sania Mirza additionally slammed the All India Tennis Affiliation (AITA) and acknowledged that the sports activities physique has denied the nation from a medal alternative within the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, which is scheduled to begin from July 23. 
Bopanna in a tweet acknowledged that the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF) did not settle for any entry request for him and Sumit Nagal. He added that AITA mislead gamers by claiming that the pair nonetheless had an opportunity to make the reduce for Tokyo 2020. 
ITF has by no means accepted an entry for Sumit Nagal & myself.
ITF was clear that no modifications had been allowed after the nomination deadline (twenty second June) until Harm/Sickness.
AITA has mislead the gamers,authorities, media and everybody else by stating we nonetheless have an opportunity. @AnurajR1
— Rohan Bopanna (@rohanbopanna) July 19, 2021
Aside from Mirza, former tennis stars Mahesh Bhupati and Somdev Barman additionally shared their views on this regard.
Here is what they mentioned: 
Backside line is @rohanbopanna and @MirzaSania don’t play. If it had been me I’d be transferring mountains to discover a means for him to go contemplating they had been so shut final time . Additionally I don’t suppose it’s incompetence . They only don’t care.. and when you don’t care you don’t know  https://t.co/jxB5YGl02P
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) July 20, 2021
Whaaattt???If that is true then it is completely ridiculous and shameful..by this it additionally signifies that we now have sacrificed an excellent shot at a medal within the blended doubles when you and I’d have performed as deliberate. We had been each advised that you simply and sumit’s names hav been given .. https://t.co/h3fGkK0im8
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) July 19, 2021
Sadly not shocking
Nothing will change till incompetence will get the boot https://t.co/2zBzL8oIBB
— Somdev Devvarman (@SomdevD) July 19, 2021
AITA responds
Being attentive to Bopanna’s allegations, AITA secretary common, Anil Dhupar, mentioned that the sports activities physique tried their finest to ship a double’s group earlier than including {that a} participant mustn’t depend upon withdrawals to qualify for Olympics.
“All formalities began on June 17 and we additionally wrote taking an opportunity that if Sumit being single’s participant can also be entitled to have a doubles associate. In order that’s why we modified the nomination from Rohan-Divij to Rohan and Sumit for the Tokyo Olympics,” Dhupar was quoted as saying by ANI. 
“All places of work had been closed on Saturday and Sunday, ITF is closed. I don’t know why he’s saying all this. In case you are so good why are you relying on individuals’s withdrawal? You’re a world-class participant you must enter the Olympics by yourself, why are you relying on withdrawal.” 
“I don’t perceive..and the place is the issue from the federation. AITA has finished its highest to make sure that Rohan and doubles gamers go to the Olympics in order that we additionally get an opportunity to play blended doubles. Entry into the Olympics just isn’t within the hand of the federation. There may be regulation and provisions for that,” he added. 
AITA had initially paired Bopanna and Divij Sharan for the lads’s doubles occasion on the Video games however the pair could not make the reduce as a result of its low mixed rank of 113.
After Nagal’s entry within the males’s singles occasion due to a number of pullouts, AITA had proposed to pair Bopanna and Nagal within the males’s doubles occasion on the Video games. 

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