The achievement of 43-year-old Rohan Bopanna has resonated strongly with fans, prompting an outpouring of praise and admiration on social media platforms.
In the semi-final clash of the Australian Open 2024, the duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden defeated Tomas Machac of the Czech Republic and Zhizhen Zhang of China, securing a hard-fought 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (10-7) win. This victory propelled them to their second consecutive Grand Slam final as a team.
Bopanna, who became the oldest tennis player to attain the World No. 1 ranking in men's doubles, and his partner Ebden exhibited both resilience and skill, overcoming a determined challenge from their opponents.
The achievement of 43-year-old Rohan Bopanna reaching the final of the Australian Open resonated strongly with fans, prompting an outpouring of praise and admiration on social media platforms, particularly X (formerly known as Twitter). Netizens celebrated this historic moment, expressing joy at witnessing an Indian athlete reaching new heights in the world of tennis.
In the course of the game, the Indo-Australian pair experienced a fluctuating momentum. Having secured the first set with a score of 6-3, they encountered a setback in the second set, falling behind at 3-6.
The third set unfolded as a series of intense games between the second-seeded Bopanna-Ebden duo and the unseeded pairing of Zhang and Machac, resulting in a deadlock at 6-6.
As the match progressed to a 10-point tie-breaker, the precision of Rohan Bopanna's serves played a pivotal role. This proved crucial, ultimately leading to a 10-7 victory for Bopanna and Ebden. The decisive moments unfolded under the Rod Laver Arena, solidifying their win in the semi-final showdown.
With this recent victory alongside Matthew Ebden, Rohan Bopanna progressed to his third men's doubles final at a major tournament. The 1st time was in the 2023 US Open when Bopanna, partnered with Ebden and etched his name in history by becoming the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final. Despite the historic feat, the duo faced defeat against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.
Rohan Bopanna's second men's doubles final appearance was alongside Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, collectively known as the Indo-Pak Express. This memorable match took place against the formidable Bryan brothers.