Fight Bureaucracy, Send Mahesh & Rohan to the Olympics 2012
  • Petitioned All India Tennis Association (AITA)

This petition was delivered to:

President Anil Khanna
All India Tennis Association (AITA)

Fight Bureaucracy, Send Mahesh & Rohan to the Olympics 2012

    1. Anjhula Bais
    2. Petition by

      Anjhula Bais

      Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

India increases its chances of winning a medal in Men's tennis in the London Olympics 2012 by sending two teams in lieu of one. Mahesh Bhupathi & Rohan Bopanna have a score that has earned them a place automatically. AITA must take into consideration players's thoughts and lend them a voice in their final consideration so that 'united we stand, divided we fall' is truly put into practice.

Ignoring a combination that is fully committed, dedicated and prepared is an unjustifiable compromise. To not send one of the best tennis teams in the world to the Olympics - and to, instead, choose to nominate one that has had four previous unsuccessful attempts - fails to put the interests of the nation first.

Despite the option of sending two pairs, the selectors picked only one. Choosing to send only one team when India is entitled to two denies two highly accomplished players of the privilege and opportunity to represent the country at the Olympics.

Please sign this petition to AITA in strong support of sending Mahesh Bhupathi & Rohan Bopanna along with Leander Paes to the Olympics.

Recent signatures


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    Reasons for signing

    • rajemdra kumar sharma CHENNAI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      It's my Personal view. Sharma

    • Natasha Kini MUMBAI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bhupathi-Bopanna can and will win for India at London 2012!

    • Raj Dharmaraj CHENNAI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      This team is our best short at an Olympic tennis medal-give them a chance!

    • Anoop Madrira LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      Firstly, sending two teams instead of one is a no brainer. Secondly, the ill feeling between Bhupathi and Paes does not make it any easier for the either of them to play together. Thirdly, Bhupathi and Bopanna bacame partners mainly to compete in the Olympics and get along well, both on and off the court. It be only logical for them to play together. Their doubles ranking speaks for itself

    • Ashish Sharma DELHI, INDIA
      • over 2 years ago

      Bhupathi and Paes are done and if they don't even talk nor want to play together, there is a sub-zero chance of India actually winning a medal. Paes might be the best Indian doubles player but our best team is Bhupathi-Bopanna, and if country indeed comes first instead of individual egos of Paes and AITA stakeholders then our best team must be sent, and that doesn't have a place for Leander Paes.


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