India’s Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden Reach US Open Men’s Doubles Final
In a remarkable display of skill and determination, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian counterpart, Matthew Ebden, have secured their spot in the final of the US Open Men’s Doubles. They achieved this milestone with a commanding straight-set victory over the formidable French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. The match took place on Thursday and concluded with a scoreline of 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in favor of Bopanna and Ebden.
Bopanna’s Second Grand Slam Final Appearance
This achievement marks Rohan Bopanna’s second appearance in a Grand Slam men’s doubles final. The sixth-seeded Indo-Australian duo, who previously reached the semifinals of this year’s Wimbledon Championships, continued their dream run at the US Open by overcoming the French combination.
Age No Barrier for Bopanna
“With this feat, the 43-year-old Indian also became the oldest player to reach a Grand slam final in the Open era.”
Notably, Rohan Bopanna has shattered records by becoming the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era. He surpassed the previous record held by Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who achieved this feat at the age of 43 years and 4 months. Bopanna, at 43, has now etched his name in tennis history. Interestingly, it was at the US Open in 2010 where Bopanna competed in his first-ever Major final, partnering with Pakistani tennis ace Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
In the final clash at the US Open, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden will face the winners of the other semifinal match. The American pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury is set to square off against the Croatian-American duo of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek. Tennis enthusiasts can look forward to an exciting showdown at the iconic Louis Armstrong stadium.
Mixed Doubles Setback
While Bopanna’s journey in the men’s doubles event has been nothing short of spectacular, he faced disappointment in the mixed doubles category. He exited the mixed doubles competition after a second-round defeat, partnering with Indonesian ace Aldila Sutjiadi.
This remarkable achievement by Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden at the US Open has certainly added a new chapter to their tennis careers. As they prepare for the final showdown, fans eagerly anticipate witnessing their outstanding skills on display once again.
(This story has not been edited by Smartkhabrinews staff and is published from a syndicated news agency feed – PTI)