Bopanna-Qureshi in US Open doubles final

Updated: 10 September 2010 14:05 IST

With the hope of promoting peace between their countries, India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi play United States' Bob and Mike Bryan in th

New Delhi :

With the hope of promoting peace between their countries, India's Rohan Bopanna and Pakistan's Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi play United States' Bob and Mike Bryan in their first Gran Slam final at the US Open.

Bopanna and Qureshi, friends whose countries have engaged in three major wars and remain in dispute over the Kashmir region, have spent much of 2010 using their doubles partnership to try to improve relations between their countries. (Read & Watch: NDTV Exclusive interview with Bopanna, Qureshi)

Bopanna and Qureshi first played together in 2003 but did not become devoted teammates until this year, when they played under the slogan "Stop War, Start Tennis." They are each 30 years old and are working to promote understanding and tolerance in their countries, but they do not profess to be similar.

(With PTI inputs)

Topics : Tennis Rajeev Ram Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh
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