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Bopanna-Qureshi to participate in Chennai Open doubles event

December 09, 2013 13:55 IST

Pakistan's tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi is to start his 2014 season along with his former partner Rohan Bopanna by appearing in the Aircel Chennai Open to be started from December 30, according to reports.

According to, after that Aisam and Bopanna will appear in Apia International Sydney, another ATP 250 event, which is to start from January 6, 2014.

The duo then will take part in Australian Open in Melbourne, which is to be started from January 13, the report said.

Aisam is to play this event for the fifth time in his career with an aim to win at least one Grand Slam for his country, which is why he has re-partnered with Bopanna, the report added.

His first appearance was with Bopanna in 2010 when they lost in the round of 64 and they bettered their record by reaching the round of 16 in this grand slam in 2011, the report further said.

Image: Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi

Photograph: Julian Finney/Getty Images