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US Open 2023: Rohan Bopanna’s world record, created history at the age of 43 years and 6 months … one step away from the US Open title

Rohan Bopanna enters US Open 2023 men’s doubles finals: There is good news for Indian fans following US Open 2023. India’s Rohan Bopanna and his partner Matthew Ebden of Australia have reached the men’s doubles final of the US Open on Thursday.

At the same time, Rohan Bopanna created history along with it. He also made a world record. Before Rohan, no other male player (singles or doubles) has reached a Grand Slam final in the open era at this age (43 years 6 months). Overall, Rohan reaching the finals is historic.

Rohan and Ebden registered a straight sets win over the French pair of Pierre Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut. Bopanna has been successful in making it to the Grand Slam men’s doubles final for the second time in his career. The sixth seeded Indian-Australian pair reached the semi-finals of the Wimbledon Championships this year.

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The pair defeated the French pair 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the semi-finals of the US Open. This is the second time that Bopanna has reached a Grand Slam men’s doubles final, having reached the US Open final in 2010 with his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Then Rohan’s pair with Qureshi was defeated by the Bryan brothers.

Rohan Bopanna will play the second Grand Slam final of his career on Friday. It is a coincidence that he will play in the Grand Slam final hard court.

Reminiscent of 13 years ago: Rohan Bopanna

Rohan Bopanna looked very happy after winning the match. “When we held on after saving a break point in the first set to avoid going down to a double break, that was very important. We got a lot of energy from the crowd. I am back in the final after 13 years,” he said. , so I am very happy.

Bopanna is the mixed doubles champion of the French Open in 2017

Rohan Bopanna is the French Open Mixed Doubles Champion in 2017, but Bopanna is yet to win any Grand Slam men’s doubles title. At the age of 43 years and six months, Rohan Bopanna has also become the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era. He broke the record held by Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who was 43 years and four months old when he played the final of the 2016 Australian Open.

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The pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury will compete

In the men’s doubles final of US Open 2023, Bopanna and Ebden will take on third seeds Rajeev Ram of America and Joe Salisbury of Great Britain at the Arthur Ashe Stadium. Ram and Salisbury are two-time US Open men’s doubles champions.

Rohan and Ebden have won two titles this year

Bopanna and Ebden have won two titles so far this year. The pair won the Qatar Open in February and the Indian Wells titles in March. Both also made it to the Wimbledon semi-finals in July. Rohan Bopanna became the oldest tennis player to win the ATP Masters 1000 title in Indian Wells.


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