Somdev, Sania to lead challenge in Asian Games


Staff member

New Delhi October 23:

CWG gold medallist Somdev Devvarman and silver medallist Sania Mirza will lead the Indian challenge in the tennis event of next month's Asian Games but country's men's team is all set to wear a depleted look.

Seasoned pro and doubles specialist Leander Paes had already made it clear that he will not be part of the Indian sqauds as the Games are clashing with prestigious World Tour finals, which he is keen to participate and win.

As expected he was not named in the six-member squad, announced by the All India Tennis Association (AITA). The Asian are scheduled to take place in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to 27 while the season-ending World Tour finals will be held in London between November 21 and 28.