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Bhupathi had said earlier this year that Wimbledon was going to be his last tournament. However, he didn't play Wimbledon. I didn't think he had retired because he had earlier said that 2013 was going to be his last year on your, which he clearly didn't stick to. Neither he or his team have said anything about an official retirement, but Mirza recently acknowledged his retirement in a recent article, so I believe it is official.

It is unfortunate that one of India's finest tennis players has played the last professional match of his career and is yet to be accorded the kind of hero's farewell, which he so richly deserves, by the media or the country's tennis fraternity. Mahesh Bhupathi would rank as an all-time great doubles player but, sadly, his exit from the game has been unceremonious. His quiet slipping away from the sport that he played passionately at the highest level for more than two decades is so typical of the man, who was not a great believer in dramatising emotions. Despite being a brilliant achiever in a game that is his life, Mahesh was never much of a showman and was, perhaps, guilty of underplaying his own phenomenal successes. As an advantage court specialist with one of the greatest backhand returns in the game, he provided the perfect foil for the superhuman reflexes of Leander Paes at the net. They together will always be remembered as two of the greatest doubles players that India has ever produced.

As a mixed doubles specialist, few could match the skills and guile of Mahesh and I am proud to have won the Australian Open and the French Open with him as my partner, apart from the gold medal that we bagged for India at the Afro-Asian Games in 2003. We could have won more but while he was at his peak, I was still developing as a player and he seemed to have greater confidence in the more accomplished doubles specialists of that period. By the time I had matured, the advancing years had begun to take a toll on Mahesh's magic! Yet, together we were good enough to leave our mark as one of the most dangerous and respected mixed doubles teams in the world and itis unfortunate that bizarre circumstances prevented us from a shot at the Olympic medal in London in 2012.
Source of quote: http://www.tennisworldusa.org/Sania-Mirza-plays-glowing-tribute-to-former-partner-Mahesh-Bhupathi-articolo19748.html
 

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Kudos to the man...12 grand slam titles and some sweet memories the man has given to us.. Sad we cant see him play anymore :(
 

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I never liked him, but he has had one hell of a career, winning four Grand Slams during a career in which other teams were dominant.
 

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Always liked him regardless of his differences with Paes. I hoped for a classy end to Paes and Bhupathi career by expecting both of them to come ply together one last time.

Thank you Mahesh for the memories.
 

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Bhupathi's last match could be Serbian Davis cup tie.(at least he is available)
Where did you read that he is available? I thought Mirza's statement(plus what Bhupathi said earlier this year) implied that he had already retired. If not, yes, Bhupathi and Bopanna's Davis Cup ban has ended a month or two ago, so they could potentially play.

Oh, that explains why he wasn't playing DC with India. Sudden, but obviously sad to see him go.
No. That was because AITA(All India Tennis Assoc.) had banned Bhupathi and Bopanna from playing in DC for two years for "indiscipline", something in regard to the last Olympics selection debacle.
 

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Where did you read that he is available? I thought Mirza's statement(plus what Bhupathi said earlier this year) implied that he had already retired. If not, yes, Bhupathi and Bopanna's Davis Cup ban has ended a month or two ago, so they could potentially play.


https://www.google.es/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&frm=1&source=web&cd=6&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0CEQQFjAF&url=https://in.news.yahoo.com/bhupathi-may-be-in-line-for-davis-cup-swan-song-072936307.html&ei=OXf-U4bRIYiWas7PgKAG&usg=AFQjCNFaiFylAsnkOx80ZDCjW2q_E4YBqQ
 

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All the best to Mahesh in whatever he decides to do next. Newport awaits.
 

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No Bhupathi in Davis cup.:sad:
Djokovic plays. Bye India...:wavey:
So Bhupathi has really retired then.

Even without Djokovic and with Bhupathi, Serbia would have been significant favourites. Bhambri and out of form Devvarman had no chance against Lajovic and Krajinovic. Zimonjic is always a formidable doubles opponent, so India wouldn't have had that in the bag.
 

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You know Davis cup is not always about rankings and less when you play at home.
Why devarman (a potencial top 100) can't defeat any serbían with the exception of djokovic( of course..)?-
Why a pair like Bopanna-Devvarman can't beat Zimonjic-anyone?
I wouldn´t see a clear favourite playing at home dear friend:)

At least I will always remember the last and one of the best matches of the formidable pair of Bhupathi-Paes (win over bryan brothers 6-4 6-2 in London masters cup 2011).
 

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Sorry to see him go. I hope the best for him.
 
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