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Rohan Bopanna created history by winning Miami Open

By Ravi - 2024-03-31 16:34:35
Rohan Bopanna created history by winning Miami Open

Rohan Bopanna created history by winning Miami Open

Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna has created history by winning the men's doubles title of Miami Open 2024. Bopanna became the oldest player to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the age of 44. He broke his own record, which he had set last year by winning the Indian Wells title.

In the final played on Saturday, Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebdon defeated the pair of Croatia's Ivan Dodik and America's Austin Krajicek. In the title match, this Indo-Australian pair won 6-7, 6-3, 10-16.

Rohan Bopanna wins ATP Masters for the sixth time

Bopanna has won the ATP Masters for the sixth time. Bopanna won for the first time in 2011 with Pakistan's Essam-U-Haq-Qureshi. Since then, Bopanna had won Paris in 2012, Madrid in 2015, Monte Carlo in 2017 and Indian Wells Masters in 2023.

What is ATP Masters?

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The ATP Masters, known as the ATP Masters 1000 tournaments since 2009, is a series of nine tennis tournaments. It started from 1990. The ATP Masters 1000 is the top tier tournament in tennis after the Grand Slams. After the Grand Slam, this tournament gives the most points in the tennis rankings. While winning a Grand Slam gives you 2000 points, winning a Masters adds 1000 points.

Rohan Bopanna also became Australian Open champion this year

Rohan Bopanna won the Australian Open title in January this year. 43-year-old Bopanna became champion in the men's doubles of the first Grand Slam of the year with his Australian partner Matthew Ebdon. With this, Bopanna won the first Men's Doubles Grand Slam title and also became the oldest player to do so in the Open Era.

The Indian-Australian pair had defeated Italy's Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in straight sets 7-6, 7-5 at the Rod Laver Arena. The Bopanna-Ebdon pair continued to dominate the final match which lasted for about one and a half hour. This was the second Grand Slam title of Bopanna's career.

Won French Open in 2017

Australian Open 2024 was Rohan Bopanna's second Grand Slam title. Earlier in 2017, she had won the mixed doubles title at the French Open with Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski. He was runner-up twice at the US Open in men's doubles, in 2010 with Pakistan's Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi and in 2023 with Abdon.

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