New Delhi: As history beckons Rohan Bopanna
and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, who are just on win away from
winning the US Open, Indian tennis fraternity on Thursday showered
encomiums on the Indo-Pak pair for their incredible run at
last Grand Slam of the season.
Bopanna and Qureshi have made the Grand Slam finals for
the first time in their career and are also the first Indo-Pak
pair to do so.
India`s number one female tennis player Sania Mirza
congratulated the pair on her twitter page and told them to
give it all in the final.
"Great day for sport and Indian sport today..a biiiggg
congraulations to @rohanbopanna and aisam for making the
"One more to go boys, and create more history in many
many ways..all the best:)," she tweeted.
"Sports and love can bring ANYTHING together..who would
have thought Indians and Pakistanis would be cheering for the
same team to win!," she wrote in another tweet.
The 16th seeds will take on Americans Bob and Mike Bryan,
whom they had beaten recently in an ATP tour event in
Seasoned Indian pro Mahesh Bhupathi expected the final
to be a blockbuster.
"Here is a stat. The only team the Bryans have lost to
this summer are the Indo Pak express. Talk about a blockbuster
on Friday!!," he wrote.
Talking about the Indo-Pak connection, Bhupathi wrote,"An
Indian and a Pakistani will together play for the US Open
doubles title friday. Tennis might be the answer:)All aboard
the Indopak express!." Bhupathi.
In a lighter vein, Somdev said if Bopanna will miss
Sunday`s practice in Chennai, he will complain to Davis Cup
Captain S P Misra.