Paes, Bopanna named in Davis Cup squad against Spain

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New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) The All India Tennis Association (AITA) named Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna along with Saketh Myneni in the team for the Davis Cup World Group Play-off tie against Spain.

The match will be held at the R.K. Khanna Tennis Stadium here from September 16-18.

Paes and Bopanna, with a long history of acrimonious relations between them, paired up for the Rio Olympics earlier this month only to be beaten in the first round.

The AITA selection committee retained all the four players that beat South Korea 4-1 in July.

Myneni and Ramkumar Ramanathan are expected to play the singles matches while Paes-Bopanna will do the doubles duty.

Myneni and Ramanathan won their respective first leg singles matches against South Korea while Paes and Bopanna won the doubles match.

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The team:

Saketh Myneni

Ramkumar Ramanathan

Rohan Bopanna

Leander Paes


Prajnesh Gunneswaran

Sumit Nagal

Non Playing Captain: Anand Amritraj

Coach: Zeeshan Ali



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