Paes not bothered about on-court chemistry with Bhupathi

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New Delhi, Jul 9 (UNI) With just a month away from the Olympics, Indian tennis ace Leander Paes, who will partner Mahesh Bhupathi in the Beijing Games, has exuded confidence to bring back a medal for the country and said the Indian duo is not worried about their on-court chemistry.

''We need to focus on the injury and physical fitness for the Olympics. Mahesh and I don't need to worry about our on-court chemistry,'' Paes told a private news channel.

The estranged duo last played in the Davis Cup against Japan and after a long off-court battles, the two finally agreed to play together in the Olympics as Paes and Bhupathi are being touted as the best hope for India to return with a medal.

Though, Paes did sound confident about his doubles' campaign in Olympics, he also made it clear that they will take every match one-by-one.

''We need to be realistic about the medals in Olympics and can not take it lightly.

''We shouldn't think about the medal and we have to take it match by match,'' Paes stated.

Paes, who reached the semi-final of the Wimbledon Championship recently, said he could feel that he is playing some really good tennis at the moment and rued the fact that he could not win the doubles' event at Wimbledon.

Paes and his Czech partner Lukas Dlouhy fought hard for five sets but Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic overcame their challenge in an epic semifinal clash at Wimbledon.

The ninth seeded Indo-Czech pair lost 6-7 (4), 6-4, 1-6, 6-4, 6-8 to the Canadian-Serb pair.

''I am still hurting from the loss at Wimbledon but I think we played well there,'' Paes added.

UNI RAR RKM HT1812

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