Sania Mirza fully focused on Olympics and says that she will play with anyone for the country

In an interview with The Times of India, ace Indian tennis player Sania Mirza said that despite all the controversy that the gripped the Indian Tennis circuit, she is now absolutely focused on the Olympics. She knows that whatever happened it was not good for the sports in the country but then now she is looking forward to the Olympics. After a week’s vacation in India, she would go to San Diego for a week and then a week’s practice in London on grass to get fully prepared for the competition.

“I am absolutely delighted for Rushmi (Chakravarthy) that she is getting to play in the Olympics. I have played with her in the past and we have some good results to show for. In mixed doubles, we do have a chance. I will play with anyone for my country. I may have my personal preferences but such preferences have never come in the way of playing for India. At the same time, every athlete has his or her strengths and weaknesses and we need to be aware of these strengths when picking a team. While we will surely go for a medal, let me say that each of the 10,500 athletes in London will be going for medals. However, Roger Federer, for example, has never won an Olympic singles gold. Nicolas Massau of Chile has won two (Seoul 1988, singles and doubles). Does that make Roger, one of the best-ever tennis players of all times, any lesser player? I'd like to request our media and our people to stand by us and inspire us to do our best. I can assure you we will do all we can to make the country proud at the Olympics,” Sania was quoted by the TOI.