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South Africa have players? “He had the tendency of making the difficult shots look easy, had given him the ability to gauge what type of player worked well with him and who didn’t. *** The irony of the towering 6-foot-3 player’s current status as India’s best doubles player in men was that he had never lived up to his potential as a junior “He was always a big guy with a big game and a lot of potential But he never managed to justify it in his rankings He could have gotten into the top 150’s or 100’s” Ali says “Only when I was about 21 I ended up beating a few top Indian players at a national tournament in Chennai That helped me build up my confidence” Bopanna recalls Still nobody who knew him properly as an elder-junior (to Paes Bhupathi) would accuse him of being an over-eager pleaser in those years Neither were the dividing lines of the notorious ‘camps’ drawn back then which included him in the picture The young man boomed stumbled fell rose on his own Despite his singles game never hitting the high notes internationally Bopanna still maintained an air of awe that he generated from his powerful serve Mahesh Bhupathi attests: “He was training at my Dad’s academy in Bangalore and my Dad called me over because he wanted me to look at him and that booming serve of his” It was why he was seen as “Bhupathi’s man” and added intrigue to him not willing to partner Paes Though there was no bad blood in 2007 when Bopanna became one of Paes’s 107 partners The success didn’t change him much and he is still someone who meets up with his pack of friends with whom he first played tennis at the neighbouring clay court at a small country club in Coorg Bhupathi explains “He hasn’t changed as a person He is still one of the boys to all his old friends” Mustafa Ghouse is one of them their friendship dating back to when they were teenagers The 2002 Asian Games bronze medallist was one of Bopanna’s earliest doubles partners – following it up at 2006 Asian Games “We were at an academy in Pune and both of us were quite tall compared to the rest So we tended to show off a bit” he says “Bops was always a fun-loving guy but he had a mischievous streak He’d love playing cards We could all tell he was cheating somehow but we never figured out how” he adds This was no mug who could be puppeteered into joining a camp when battle-lines got drawn or needed a senior to watch his back but an astute man who played his cards and held them close when it was needed and could decide on his own The one thing that remained constant to singles and doubles is the power game Former Davis Cup coach Nandan Bal remembers being taken aback by the power a teenaged Bopanna generated when they first met “He would not hold back on his shots He had these free strokes that were tremendously strong There was no second guessing That’s something that hasn’t changed” Bal mentions By the time he turned 28 the ‘late late bloomer’ started finding success in doubles he’d never managed to achieve earlier in his career Still he wasn’t the most obvious choice for Bhupathi – or Paes for that matter as his ranking wouldn’t allow the high-flying doubles maestros to get into big draws That’s where he struck up a partnership that was entirely conjured by him – as he ventured out figuring out the pro circuit’s most crucial question – whom to partner In Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi Bopanna found a close friend on tour The duo first paired up in 2003 for a Challenger and then made recurring appearances together Steadily their bond grew strong “All Europeans and Americans would hang out together So we as Asians speaking Hindi were quite similar We were both born in the same year in the same month too So that also helped in getting along with each other” Bopanna states It wasn’t just sniffing out Indian restaurants for dinner in distant outposts where Qureshi was his partner – the Pakistani with whom first won 4 Challengers in a row helped the Coorgi take that leap into doubles full-time But the US Open of 2010 was still to come Dubbed the ‘Indo-Pak Express’ the crowd watching the final of the Flushing Meadows-based Grand Slam included the Ambassadors of India and Pakistan to the United States “They were there for the semi-final too” recalls Bopanna “It’s rare that you have two countries supporting one team – especially India and Pakistan” That final loss against the Bryans remains till date the closest either Qureshi or Bopanna have come to winning a Grand Slam Nonetheless a new name in doubles had emerged and Bopanna was promising to hulk out of the two legends’ shadow That’s when the debacle that was the London Games of 2012 happened *** For the umpteenth time Paes and Bhupathi had decided to pair up together in 2011 In fact Paes would play with no other partner for the duration of the calendar year It seemed for all the world that the once formidable – and still dangerous – Paes-Bhupathi duo were preparing to storm the London Olympics and erase the Greek tragedy inflicted by the Croats that was the bronze play-off of Athens 2004 Until Paes made a call for ‘younger legs’ to partner him at the quadrennial Specifically Bopanna’s legs – he meant Rapport’s the magic word in doubles – a desired trait as against the pragmatic ‘professionalism’ And Bopanna enjoyed that same strong rapport with Bhupathi and saw his fellow Bangalorean as the ideal partner to pair up with Hence ensued the mudslinging drama and the nightmare that was London with Vishnu Vardhan and Sania Mirza dragged into the storm as if this tennis triangle wasn’t enough The much-reviled Bhupathi – Bopanna duo couldn’t do much at the Olympics though they did find their groove later in the season making the year-end finals? 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