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First Look: Bhupathi's daughter Saira debuts at Chennai Open

Last updated on: January 2, 2013 16:33 IST

First Look: Bhupathi's daughter Saira debuts at Chennai Open

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Mahesh Bhupathi was spotted with his daughter Saira watching the action unfold on day two of the Chennai Open, on Tuesday.

The veteran Indian tennis player will be partnering Canada's Daniel Nestor in Chennai, having split from Rohan Bopanna at the end of last season.

Bhupathi said he worked on a few aspects of his game during the off-season to adjust to the style of play of Nestor. "I was working on my forehands for switching sides because Daniel is a strong ad court player. Few changes that I had to make."


Image: Mahesh Bhupathi with his daughter Saira


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Bhupathi also indicated that that all his issues with the All India Tennis Association (AITA) have been sorted out and he may represent the country in the upcoming Davis Cup tie against Korea.

"I have made myself available. AITA had sent me an email asking me whether I am available for selection and I have said that I am available.

Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna were banned by AITA for defying the London Olympics selection but Karnataka High Court had stayed the ban when the players appealed against it. Both Bhupathi and Rohan Bopanna had refused to team up with Leander Paes at the London Games.

"Court case has been stayed for months and months ago. As far as I know, the AITA has sent me an email asking me whether I am available for selection. I have said that I am available. Obviously, it is good that they have done that," Bhupathi said.


Image: Saira Bhupathi


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