India to get young Grand Slam winner soon: Bopanna

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New Delhi, Aug 1: Rohan Bopanna, world's 35th tennis rank holder, expressed his view that India will soon get its first Grand Slam winner from the younger crop of players as five Indian tennis players competed in 2010 Wimbledon men's doubles event.

Apart from seasoned pros Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, Bopanna himself, Somdev Devvarman and Harsh Mankad competed in Wimbledon 2010.

The lanky Karnataka player is also confident of taking the doubles load in the Davis Cup in case both Paes and Bhupathi are not there.

"I am always ready to perform for the country at the highest level and take up doubles responsibilities at the Davis cup. However, I can't identify my partner as yet," said Bopanna.

With Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, Bopanna had reached the first ever Grand Slam quarter-finals at the Wimbledon.

"We do play well as a team, have confidence in each others abilities and that teamwork coupled with a lot of hard work during Wimbledon carried us through," stated Bopanna.

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