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Rohan Bopanna has named N Sriram Balaji as his doubles partner for the  upcoming Paris Olympics. All India Tennis Association (AITA), the national body, are expected to go with Bopanna's choice after the  44-year-old shared his decision with AITA and TOPS in the mail. Bopanna took on Balaji during the ongoing French Open and got the better of his younger countryman.

At the Roland Garros, the 34-year-old Balaji paired up with MA Reyes-Varela Martinez and took the Australian Open winning duo of Bopanna and Matthew Ebden all three sets before losing in the third round on Monday. Bopanna and Ebden registered a 6-7, 6-3, 7-6 win to seal qualification to quarter-final stage at Roland Garros.

Bopanna picks N Sriram Balaji as doubles partner for Paris Olympics

As quoted by PTI, Rohan Bopanna said, "I have sent an email to AITA," and added that he confirm his choice only after hearing back from the national body.  AITA Secretary General Anil Dhupar also revealed that he does not object to Bopanna playing with Balaji, ranked 84, at the Paris Olympics.

Anil Dhupar   said,  "Rohan has written to us that he wants to play with Balaji. Balaji is a good player. He played well in Pakistan also, rising to the occasion. He also did well on clay at ongoing French Open. Balaji is a big server. If Rohan wants to play with him we have no objection to that."