Asian Games 2018: Rohan Bopanna to skip Rogers Cup in order to prepare for mega-event in Jakarta

New Delhi: Doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna, recuperating from a shoulder harm, will skip the ATP Rogers Cup starting in Toronto on 6 August, and can attain Palembang on 14 August to get acclimatised to the situations forward of the Asian Game.

It implies that Bopanna will compete on the Asian Game with none aggressive match because the Wimbledon Championships.

File picture of Rohan Bopanna. Getty Pictures

Bopanna and his French companion Edouard Roger-Vasselin had conceded their males’s doubles second spherical after the Indian suffered the harm on 6 July.

The Coorgi had additionally deliberate to play the Bastad occasion with Divij Sharan, his males’s doubles companion on the Asian Game, however his harm didn’t let him take part.

“Rohan has recovered from his shoulder harm however he thought it doesn’t make sense to journey all the best way to US for only one week. These are large tournaments and it is advisable be match sharp,” India’s males’s squad captain Zeeshan Ali informed PTI.

“He’s dropping about 1000 factors by not enjoying these two weeks however he thought it is a greater choice to save lots of his shoulder for the Asian Game. So he’s reaching Palembang on 14 August to get used to the situations, the floor to be prepared for the Asian Game.”

“He’s going there every week earlier to apply. We are going to attain on 16 August. The singles begin on August 19th and the doubles on 20th. So we have now a number of days to apply collectively,” Zeeshan, the Davis Cup coach, stated.

Whereas Divij Sharan had gained a bronze medal with Yuki Bhambri on the earlier version in 2014, Bopanna has by no means gained a medal at a global multi-disciplinary occasion.

Bopanna didn’t reply to the calls when contacted.

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