Tennis Players Use Court to Unify Indian Subcontinent

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Rohan Bopanna of India and Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan during Day 3 of the Western & Southern Financial Group Masters at the Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 18, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi holds the honor of being Pakistan’s number one ranked tennis player; but, as he competes in the U.S. Open, it is clear that he is playing for more than just the gold. Qureshi competes alongside doubles partner Rohann Bopanna; the pair has been dubbed "The Indo-Pak Express" on the international tennis circuit because Qureshi is a Pakistani Muslim, and Bopanna a Hindu from India.

And while the pair has explicitly stated their aim to overcome sixty years of hostility between their countries, the question remains: how can tennis heal the cultural wounds on the subcontinent?

For the answer to that we turn to Takeaway Sports correspondent Ibrahim Abdul-Matin.