Indian tennis star player Rohan Bopanna has created history. Bopanna has made his place in the semi-finals of the men’s doubles for the first time at the Tennis Grand Slam French Open.
Forty two-year-old Bopanna and his Dutch partner Matvey Middelkoop won the quarter-final clash with a struggle. The Indo-Dutch pair defeated Britain’s Lloyd Glasspool and Finland’s Henry Heliovara 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 after losing the first set.
Very Long Journey
The match lasted for two hours and four minutes. With this win, the 16th seeded pair of Bopanna and Middelkup advanced to the semi-finals. Bopanna participated in the French Open for the first time in 2008.
Rohan Bopanna has played in the men’s doubles event every year, but he never made it to the semi-finals. Bopanna best performances came in 2011, 2016, 2018 and 2021, when he reached the quarterfinals with his partner.
In the semi-finals Rohan Bopanna and Matvey Middlecoupe will face Jean-Julian Roger and Marcelo Arevalo. This game will be played on tomorrow, June 2, 2022. The 12th seeded pair had a 7-6, 6-3 win over David Vega Hernandez and Rafael Matos.
Rohan Bopanna has not won any title (Grand Slam) in men’s doubles so far. Bopanna best execution was at the 2010 US Open. Rohan Bopanna reached the final along with his Pakistani teammate, but lost against Brian brothers Bob and Mike. In men’s doubles, Rohan Bopanna last played a Grand Slam semifinal in 2015. Then he reached the last-4 of Wimbledon. Though, he has won a Grand Slam title in mixed doubles only at the 2017 French Open.