New Delhi: The All India Tennis Association (AITA) is considering softening its stance on the row surrounding the selection of the men's doubles team to represent India at the upcoming London Olympics. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a final decision will be taken by Wednesday evening and that the association is open to sending two teams, where Leander Paes may partner Vishnu Vardhan as one team and Mahesh Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna as the other.
With just over a day to go to file entries for the Olympics, India is making a desperate bid to resolve the differences between the three players involved - Paes, Bhupathi and Bopanna - with the Life President of AITA and External Affairs Minister SM Krishna also stepping in to save the situation.
Krishna has asked AITA president Anil Khanna to meet all the players personally and resolve the issue. He has also requested the three tennis players to forget their personal differences and play for the country.
AITA may be open to sending two men\'s doubles teams to the Olympics: Paes-Vardhan and Bhupathi-Bopanna.
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Ajay Maken has asked AITA to select the team keeping in mind the best of national interest.