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It's either Asian Games or US Open, says Bopanna

Pune: Ace doubles specialist Rohan Bopanna says "it is a catch-22 situation" for him to decide whether to play US Open or the Asian Games in Jakarta later this year since the two events are clashing with each other.

However, the reigning French Open mixed doubles champion indicated that sacrificing a Grand Slam can be an option for him if he was assured of making the season-end finale.
This year, Asian Games are scheduled to be held in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2 while the US Open is slated for August 27 to September 9. Bopanna had opted out of the last two editions of the Asian Games - Gunagzhou and Incheon as well as he chose to defend crucial ranking points in 2014 and was in London for the season-finale in 2010 as an alternative. With both Bopanna and Leander Paes both missing the Asian Games in the last two editions, it did not make much of the difference to India's medals tally as the country won a men's doubles gold in 2010 (Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh) and a silver in 2014 (Saketh Myneni and Sanam).
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