Bopanna says he have to pull out of Rogers Cup to take part in asian games
Doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna, who is out of action since Wimbledon, says he may have to pull out of Rogers Cup to let his shoulder heal ahead of the Asian Games.
The injury has already forced him to miss at least three ATP World Tour events including the Bastad event, where he had planned to play alongside Divij Sharan, who will be his men's doubles partner at the Asian Games.
"I suffered a minor injury which is healing well. Doctors advised me to take three weeks off. Yesterday, was my first (practice) day. Today, I hit the ball in the afternoon, and on Tuesday I am supposed to serve and see how it is," Bopanna told PTI at the sidelines of a promotional event.
"If I am feeling fit, I will go to Toronto (Rogers Cup). If not, I have to pull out and get ready for Asian Games," he added.
On his pairing with Sharan, Bopanna said there should not be any problem as both of them have played with each other in the past.
"This sport has made me change numerous partners over the years, and I don't think it is a problem any more. I have known Divij for very long time. We both had been part of Indian Oil team as well," he said.
Bopanna also said even though India will miss the services of Sania Mirza, he will be looking forward to playing with Ankita Raina or Prarthana Thombare.
"I want to use my experience to help them with their game and look for winning a medal for the country."
Despite controversies in the past, Bopanna lavished praise on Paes and said the veteran is one of the best players India has produced.
"Without a doubt, the way he has been playing is phenomenal. To maintain fitness and keep going for so long is a great achievement," he said.
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