A passionate Leander Paes did not conceal his failure in the wake of losing the first round men’s pairs match with Rohan Bopanna expressing that he has “turn into an easy prey” and that is the motivation behind why individuals are “taking shots” at him. Paes was angry at reports of him not purportedly needing to impart a space to Bopanna and after that likewise going on record about not being designated room in the Games Village. Both Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna were knocked out from Rio Olympics leaving everyone in a big disappointment.
Rio Olympics : Leander Paes and Bopanna Knocked Out
“It should have been about celebrating a career. I am in a position of being the soft target, so a lot of guys wanna take shots at me. Fine, go for it. I am also just another human being, trying my best. But Leander is soft target. I will keep going as I am resilient. I know a lot of stories are being fed. Not many people understand what it takes to win one Grand Slam. Not many people understand what it takes to win 10 Grand Slams. Not many people understand what it takes to win 18 Grand Slams. Not many also understand what getting to seven Olympics takes.” a disappointed Leander Paes revealed.
An emotional Leander Paes did not hide his disappointment after losing the game and has revealed the same. Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna crashed out of the men’s doubles after losing straight sets 4-6, 6-7. Leander Paes and Rohan Bopanna lost in straight sets to Poland’s Lukasz Kubot and Marcin Matkowski in the first round of Rio Olympics. Though they are now facing criticism now, we must be on their support to give them confidence.