Bopanna wants to play tournament in Pakistan

Updated: 16 December 2009 13:38 IST

Rohan Bopanna, who won three ATP Challenger doubles titles this year with Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, has expressed his desire to play in Pakistan.

Karachi: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna, who won three ATP Challenger doubles titles this year with Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, has expressed his desire to play in Pakistan.

Bopanna, speaking on a sports show on Geo Super, said he was happy with his partnership with Aisam and they plan to play more events next year.

"I just hope that our partnership plays its role in removing tensions between the two countries," he said.

"I have always wanted to come and play in a tennis tournament in Pakistan and if ever I get an opportunity to do this I will definitely come to Pakistan," he said on phone in a show that featured Aisam.

Bopanna said he enjoyed playing with Aisam and both had a good understanding on court and were good friends.

"We also help each other in improving our game," he said.

Aisam said despite regularly playing on the international circuit he still felt strange to be travelling without a professional manager.

"We in Pakistan still need to do a lot to match the standards of international tennis," he said on the show.
Topics : Tennis Rajeev Ram Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi Rohan Bopanna Su-Wei Hsieh
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