Rio OLympics 2016: Paes & Bopanna to play today against Polish pairs M. Matkowski and Ł. Kubot


The Indian double stars Leander Paes and Bopanna will start their campaigns from today at the Olympic Park’s tennis centre.

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In the first round, Leander Paes will represent India in seven Olympic Games while Rohan Bopanna will play against Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski of Poland.

This season, Paes had played with both Roland Garros and Matkowski in Wimbeldon making the quarterfinals in Paris and the second round at the AELTC.

Additionally, Matkowski, playing with Max Mirnyi of Belarus, had gone up against Lukasz Kubot at the late Canadian Open in Toronto.

Proficient tennis may hurl fascinating blends, however with regards to speaking to countries in the Olympics, no quarter will be given or requested.

The champ of the match will play the pre-quarterfinals against either Czechs Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek or the eighth seeded Spaniards Roberto Bautista Agut and David Ferrer.

Paes and Bopanna figure in the top quarter with No.1 seeds Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut of France.

At the point when two world-class players get together, a considerable measure can happen. That will be the trust when Paes and Bopanna get on court.

In the ladies' duplicates, the desires might be a considerable measure lower, inferable from the enormous hole between the World No.1 Sania Mirza and the 192nd positioned Prarthana Thombare, despite the fact that the team had won the Asian Games bronze in Incheon against the chances.

Sania and Prarthana will meet the intense Chinese couple of Peng Shuai and Zhang Shuai in the first round. A triumph may bring them a pre-quarterfinal against the 6th seeded Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka.

The copies matches, to a pessimistic spectator, will serve as warm-up for both Sania and Bopanna for the 16-group blended occasion, the draw for which will be made soon.

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