Rohan Bopanna to play with N Sriram Balaji in upcoming Paris Olympics

Rohan Bopanna picks upcoming Indian player N Sriram Balaji as his partner for the upcoming Paris Olympics 2024. A big decision from the world number 2.

Aiman Sharma
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There have been a lot of great tennis players from India who made our country proud with some great achievements in the sport. One of the iconic figures in the game is none other than Rohan Bopanna. Even at 44, the man has been playing some great games and is currently a world number 2 in the rankings. 

The Roland Garros has been another great run for the 2-time Grand Slam winner along with his partner Matthew Ebden. The duo has made it to the quarter-finals and has their eye on another major trophy this season. This has been a great season for Bopanna and we are happy to see him give some iconic performances, establishing him as the number 1 Indian player in doubles.

Bopanna picks Sriram Balaji

With these great performances, it is no surprise that Bopanna is one of the players who will be the first choice to represent his country in the 2024 Paris Olympics. The only thing which was under question is that who will partner up with him in one of the biggest sporting events of the world. The decision was finally made and it turns out that Bopanna has chosen the young and upcoming N Sriram Balaji.

Though Balaji has impressed everyone in the current Roland Garros tournament, people were still slightly surprised by people like Yuki Bhambri who is the number 2 ranked Indian in doubles and has also won an ATP title on clay this season in Munich. To this, the All India Tennis Association(AITA) also stated support of this decision saying "Rohan has written to us that he wants to play with Balaji. Balaji is a good player. He played well in Pakistan also, rising to the occasion. He also did well on clay at the ongoing French Open." All we can say is that we respect this decision and we hope these two can give us a great performance.

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