Rohan Bopanna: Legendary participant Rohan Bopanna made historical past as he turned the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion. Along along with his Australian associate, Matt Ebden, Bopanna received the lads’s doubles crown on the BNP Paribas Open. In the ultimate match held on Saturday, the duo defeated top-seeded Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neil Skupski of Britain with a rating of 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.
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Rohan Bopanna’s unbelievable feat
Speaking post-match, he stated, “I’ve been, over the years, coming here and seeing all these guys win for so many years. I’m really happy that Matt and I were able to do this and get this title here. It’s been some tough matches, close matches. Today we played against one of the best teams out there. Really happy that we got the trophy.”
With this unbelievable feat, Bopanna broke the file set by Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who had received the 2015 Cincinnati Masters on the age of 42. Bopanna, who’s now 43 years outdated, earned his fifth Masters 1000 doubles title, along with his final victory being in Monte Carlo in 2017. This 12 months, the Indo-Australian duo reached their third remaining, highlighting Bopanna’s prowess on the courtroom. The victory provides to Bopanna’s spectacular assortment of 24 tour-level trophies.
Impressive ATP Tour
The Indo-Australian duo had a powerful journey to the finals, defeating some high gamers alongside the best way. They managed to stun defending champions John Isner and Jack Sock, who had received the desert match twice earlier than, within the semi-finals.
In the quarter-finals, additionally they emerged victorious towards Canadian singles stars Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov. Bopanna and Ebden started their match run with a win over Rafael Matos and David Vega Hernandez within the opening match. As a results of his profitable efficiency, Bopanna’s rating jumped 4 spots from No. 15 to No. 11 within the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles Rankings.
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