I'm totally frustrated. I was looking forward to these guys playing at the Olympics, especially after they both doing very well recently.
Looks like Paes going with Stepanek was the issue here.
I distinctly remember Paes saying at the time "Mahesh and I can recreate our magic anytime we want, but I wanted to stay fresh in the meantime". Sounds fine then but looks like there was something else going on there.
I know these guys have been at odds for some time but what exactly is their beef?
But realistically, with all the big guns looking to play doubles, I dont think any team would have had much chance.