Islamabad: Despite Sania Mirza refusing to pair up with him for mixed doubles, ace Pakistani tennis player Aisam-ul-Haq is still hopeful of partnering with his ‘good friend’ in the future.
Sania refused to the Pakistani’s desire to have her as his mixed doubles partner, given the success she is having with her current tennis partner Mahesh Bhupathi.
“Sania’s a good friend and yes I’d like to team up with her. We have this Pakistani connection now and it can be great for both countries. But since she’s doing well with Bhupathi, I’ m not in a position to ask her to team up with me,” he claimed.
Aisam is currently battling a knee injury along with his fallen rankings, in order to get into the top 10 by June 11, to be eligible for the London Olympics 2012.