The Indian Doubles Legacy carries on
Rohan Bopanna of India is the latest to join the legacy of Indian doubles champions who have been doing well on the ATP Tour. Bopanna lost in the quarterfinals of the Wimbledon along with his Pakistan partner Qureshi.
Let us look at the Indian players who have made big in doubles
Starting off as a singles player, Leander graduated to be one-half of the well-known 'Indian Express' doubles pair (along with Mahesh Bhupathi).The pair have split but still actively winning with various partners. They combine for India's Davis Cup fixtures. Leander also has an Olympic Bronze Medal in Singles to prove his worth.
The other half of Indian Express, Mahesh Bhupathi, has been also performing very well on the doubles circuit. He has won as many number of Doubles Slams on the circuit as Leander.
Rohan Bopanna has been playing for some time now (still plays singles for India in Davis Cup) but of late, has settled with Pakistani Aisam Qureshi. The pair have won many tournaments on the tour but the Wimbledon 2010 was the year when they reached the quarter-finals. Hopes have risen now and it remains to be seen how much more Rohan can achieve.
India's No.1 Singles player, Somdev, has started playing doubles to improve his singles play. He qualified in the Wimbledon doubles but bowed out to his countryman, Bopanna. A player to watch out for.
Son of the legendary Vijay Amritraj, Prakash faded away after a bright start. He seems to be coming back this season - putting in a doubles appearance in Wimbledon 2010.
Another player with sporting history in his blood, Harsh Mankad made a comeback to qualify for the Wimbledon doubles. Can he retain his enthusiasm for further achievements? Wait and Watch.