The Indian Tennis contingent reached Palembang, Indonesia today for the Asian Games but the biggest name in the squad, Leander Paes, was conspicuous by his absence. Zeeshan Ali, the captain and coach of the men’s team, has no clue about Paes’ arrival. The Asian Games is beginning on Sunday.
There is still uncertainty over whom the 18-time Grand Slam champion will partner in the doubles, with Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan expected to play together. Paes, who last played at the Asian Games in 2006, could either partner an inexperienced Sumit Nagal or singles specialist Ramkumar Ramanathan.
India’s singles players, Ramanathan and Prajnesh Gunneswaran, will be joining the team tomorrow.