In exciting news, Rohan Bopanna from India and his partner Matthew Ebden from Australia have made it to the final of the US Open. They won a match against a French pair, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut, in straight sets.
Bopanna’s Impressive Achievement
This is the second time Bopanna has reached the final of a big tennis tournament, called a Grand Slam, in the men’s doubles category. In this tournament, he and Ebden were ranked sixth and did really well at Wimbledon earlier in the year. Now, they’ve beaten the French duo with a score of 7-6 (7-3) and 6-2.
A Remarkable Record
What makes this even more special is that Bopanna, who is 43 years old, is now the oldest player to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era of tennis. He broke the record previously held by Daniel Nestor from Canada by two months.
US Open History
It’s interesting to note that Bopanna’s first Grand Slam final was also at the US Open, way back in 2010 when he played with a partner from Pakistan named Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
In the final match, which is happening on Friday, Bopanna and Ebden will face off against Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury. This American-British duo defeated Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek with a score of 7-5, 3-6, 6-3 in the semi-finals.
Ram and Salisbury have been doing really well in this tournament, winning 16 matches in a row in New York. They have only lost one set on their way to the semi-finals as they try to win their second title of the year in 2023.