AITA had earlier introduced the nominations of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan for the lads’s doubles occasion on the Tokyo Video games. The mixed rating of Bopanna (world rating 38) and Sharan (world rating 75) did not qualify for 113. In keeping with the Worldwide Tennis Federation (ITF), the pair have been fifth within the checklist of substitutes just a few days earlier than the July 16 deadline.
Rohan Bopanna and Sania’s tweet.
Sumit Nagal then certified for males’s singles. As a result of COVID-19 pandemic, doubles occasions in tennis are being given precedence to these gamers who’ve certified for singles on the Olympics. Bopanna paired with Nagal within the males’s doubles to AITA. Rohan Bopanna tweeted, ‘ITF by no means accepted a pairing for Sumit Nagal and me. The ITF was clear that no adjustments have been allowed with out harm/sickness after the enrollment deadline (June 22). AITA has misled the gamers, authorities, media and everybody else by saying that we nonetheless have an opportunity.
We had approached ITF
AITA basic secretary Anil Dhupar mentioned he had approached the ITF to alter his nomination. Dhupar mentioned, “We had written to ITF that we need to change the nomination and now need to pair Bopanna with Nagal. So please advise us the best way to proceed. They replied to us that nominations could be modified solely in case of harm and sickness or any particular circumstances. In tennis solely in 1996, India bought a medal. Leander Paes received the bronze medal.
Sania Mirza additionally raised questions
He questioned, ‘So the place is the query of deceptive anybody. What can we achieve by doing this? The reality is that Rohan Bopanna’s rating was not superb when it comes to qualification. We simply tried to assist him, in order that he can compete within the video games. Why did not he qualify on his personal?’ Responding to Ronah Bopanna’s tweet, Sania Mirza mentioned, ‘What? If that is true then it’s completely ridiculous and shameful. It additionally signifies that we missed a superb likelihood of a medal in combined doubles. In case you and I had performed in line with plan, there might have been an opportunity. Each of us have been informed that your and Sumit’s names have been given.