US Open 2023: Rohan Bopanna-Matthew Ebden Enter Men’s Doubles Final With Straight-Sets Victory
Rohan Bopanna (left) and Matthew Ebden during US Open 2023.© AFP
Continuing their dream run, India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden entered the final of the US Open with a straight-set win over French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in New York on Thursday. This will be Bopanna’s second appearance in a Grand Slam men’s doubles final. The sixth seeded Indo-Australian pair, who had reached the semifinals of the Wimbledon Championships this year, beat the French combination 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the semifinals of the hard court major.
With this feat, the 43-year-old Indian also became the oldest player to reach a Grand slam final in the Open era. Bopanna beat the record of Daniel Nestor of Canada, who was 43 years and 4 months when he played in a Major final, by two months.
Interestingly, it was also in the US Open where Bopanna competed in his maiden Major final way back in 2010 along with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
In the final, Bopanna and Ebden will play the winner of the other semifinal between the American pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury and the Croatian-American duo of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek at the Louis Armstrong stadium.
Bopanna is already out of the mixed doubles event with a second round defeat with Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi.
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