Rohan Bopanna, Divij Sharan miss cut for Men’s doubles event at Tokyo Olympics


Indian doubles pair including the likes of Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan fails to qualify for Tokyo Olympics.

It’s a big blow for Mens double event as for the first time India failed to qualify for this category for the first time after 29 years.

It is expected that these two players Bopanna and Sharan having current doubles ranking 38 and 75 respectively and their entry into Olympics depends upon large scale withdrawals.

“The ITF has confirmed that Bopanna and Divij could not be entered as a team in men’s double team. However things might change till July 16th( If there are more withdrawals)” an AITA source told PTI.

When All India Tennis Association Secretary General Anil Dhupar was contacted, he said he will be able to give clear picture only when he has complete entry list in his hands.

As per the latest developments, the federation will be looking to give priority to singles ranked players , then singles doubles combined and then doubles-doubles ranking combination.

Sania Mirza who is currently part of Wimbledon will be next looking to participate in Olympics 2020 which is all set to start from 23rd July 2021