The crisis engulfing Indian tennis has taken a new twist with Leander Paes threatening to withdraw from the forthcoming Olympic Games in London.
In a letter to the AITA, Paes said, "It would not be acceptable if I am made to play the Olympics with a player ranked 207/306. If this is the case then I have no other option but to withdraw from the Olympics."
Paes added that "this decision is not taken lightly and with any rancour."
Decrying the refusal of Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna to team up with him, he said, "We cannot be condoning or rewarding the drama enacted by Mahesh and Rohan."