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Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden Storm into US Open Men’s Doubles Final

New Delhi | September 08, 2023: India’s Rohan Bopanna and Australian partner Matthew Ebden dominate in straight sets, securing a historic place in the US Open men’s doubles final as Bopanna becomes the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era.

In a remarkable display of skill and determination, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden continued their remarkable journey at the US Open by booking a spot in the final of the men’s doubles event. The Indo-Australian duo, seeded sixth, showcased their prowess on the prestigious hard court, defeating the French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut with a convincing 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 victory in the semifinals.

This achievement marks Bopanna’s second appearance in a Grand Slam men’s doubles final, a decade after his last one in 2010 when he partnered with Pakistani player Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi at the very same US Open. What makes this moment even more remarkable is that Bopanna, at the age of 43 years and 6 months, has now become the oldest player in the Open era to reach a Grand Slam final, surpassing Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who was 43 years and 4 months old when he played in a Major final, by a margin of two months.

The Louis Armstrong Stadium is now set to witness an epic showdown as Bopanna and Ebden prepare to face the winner of the other thrilling semifinal match. This match features the American duo of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury taking on the Croatian-American pairing of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, promising an exciting championship clash.

While Bopanna continues to make headlines with his stellar performance in the men’s doubles, his journey in the mixed doubles event ended in the second round when he and his Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi were eliminated. Nevertheless, his remarkable achievement in the men’s doubles stands as a testament to his enduring talent and determination, inspiring athletes of all ages around the world.



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