Rohan Bopanna’s career in numbers: Records, stats and titles
The Indian tennis star became the oldest to win ATP Masters 1000 title last week.
Rohan Bopanna is an Indian tennis player who achieved a career-high singles ranking of world No. 213 in 2007 and a career-high doubles ranking of world No. 3 on 22 July 2013. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Indian Davis Cup team. He carried the doubles torch from his compatriots Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes.
Rohan Bopanna, born in 1980, began playing tennis when he was 11. He made his professional international debut in 2007 when he stood out as India’s and the world’s most distinguished player at the Hopman Cup. His style has been described as serve-oriented. Bopanna has competed at the Grand Slams for over a decade in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles.
The 43-year-old’s phenomenal athletic career as a Grand Slam champion has repeatedly demonstrated him as a top performer. He has won Masters 1000 events and has been an ATP regular. He has competed in doubles matches with some of India’s best players, including Mahesh Bhupathi, Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, and several international tennis players.
Bopanna’s alliance with Pakistan’s Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi earned the duo the nickname “Indo-Pak express” in 2007, as the two earned high praise for their on-court collaboration and companionship.
Rohan Bopanna’s style of play
The Indian tennis player is frequently seen hitting flat and spin with his one-handed backhand. His forehand has bounce and topspin, which makes it a more solemn style of play. He is well-known for his quick serves, which bring him the majority of the points.
Bopanna’s net-rushing style works well on fast courts. While he can shield from the back of the court, he stands at the net and strikes a volley to whatever is thrown his way. The Indian can hit a one-handed backhand flat or with spin. His forehand is significantly heavier, with a lot of topspin and bounce.
He created history recently when he became the oldest tennis player to win an ATP Masters 1000 title. He and Australian partner Matthew Ebden won the men’s doubles title at the Indian Wells Masters 2023 tournament in California on 17th March 2023. In the final, the Indo-Australian pair defeated top seeds Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neil Skupski of the United Kingdom, 6-3, 2-6, 10-8.
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Rohan Bopanna’s Grand Slam record:
US Open: Runner-up, men’s doubles (2010)
French Open: Winner, mixed doubles (2017)
Australian Open: Runner-up, mixed doubles (2018)
Australian Open: Runner-up, mixed doubles (2023)
Wimbledon: Runner-up, men’s doubles (2012, 2015)
Rohan Bopanna’s ATP Masters 1000 Wins (split by year):
He has competed in 10 doubles matches, winning 5 titles and 5 runner-ups in the ATP Masters 1000 tournament.
Paris Masters (1000) ( w/ Aisam-Ul-Haq Qureshi )
Paris Masters (1000) ( w/ Mahesh Bhupathi )
Madrid Masters (1000) ( w/ Florin Mergea )
Monte Carlo Masters (1000) ( w/ Pablo Cuevas )
Indian Wells Masters (1000) ( w/ Matthew Ebden )
ATP Tournament Wins (split by year):
Los Angeles Open ( w/ Eric Butorac)
SA Tennis Open (250) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi)
Halle Open (250) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi), Stockholm Open (250) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi), Paris Masters (1000) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi)
Dubai Tennis Championships (500) ( w/ Mahesh Bhupathi), Paris Masters (1000) ( w/ Mahesh Bhupathi)
Open 13 (250) ( w/ Colin Fleming), Rakuten Open Championships (500) ( w/ Edouard Roger-Vasselin)
Dubai Tennis Championships (500) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi)
Sydney International (250) ( w/ Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi), Dubai Tennis Championships (500) ( w/ Daniel Nestor), Madrid Open (1000) Florin Mergea), Stuttgart Open (250) Dubai Tennis Championships (500) ( w/ Florin Mergea)
Chennai Open (250) ( w/ Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan), Monte Carlo (1000) ( w/ Pablo Cuevas), Vienna Open (500) ( w/ Pablo Cuevas)
Maharashtra Open (250) ( w/ Divij Sharan), Qatar Open (250) ( w/ Wesley Koolhof)
Adelaide International (250) ( w/ Ramkumar Ramanathan), Maharashtra Open (250) ( w/ Ramkumar Ramanathan), Tel Aviv Open (250) ( w/ Matwe Middelkoop)
Qatar Open (250) ( w/ Matthew Ebden), Indian Wells Masters (1000) ( w/ Matthew Ebden)
Rohan Bopanna’s Other Achievements:
- Set a doubles career high of No. 3 in 2013 and will win his 400th doubles match in 2021 (vs. Albot/Basilashvili in Halle 1R w/Sharan).
- Won 21 tour-level doubles titles with 12 different partners, including ATP Masters 1000s in 2011 in Paris with Qureshi, 2012 in Paris with Bhupathi, 2015 in Madrid with Mergea, and 2017 in Monte Carlo with Cuevas.
- Qualified for the Nitto ATP Finals in 2011 with Qureshi, 2012 with Bhupathi, and 2015 with Mergea, finishing runner-up in 2012 and 2015.
- He did not drop a set en route to the 2010 US Open final with Qureshi and received the Arthur Ashe Humanitarian Award alongside Qureshi.
- Won the 2017 Roland Garros mixed doubles title with Dabrowski and reached the 2018 Australian Open mixed doubles final with Babos.
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