Rohan Bopanna reaches joint career-high WR-3 in men’s doubles ranking

Ajay GandharAjay Gandhar
November 21 2023
Rohan Bopanna
(Courtesy : Indian Tennis Daily)

Indian veteran became the oldest man to play in a Grand Slam final this year.

Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna has achieved a career-high ranking of World No. 3 in the ATP doubles rankings, after a remarkable season that saw him win two titles – Indian Wells and Qatar Open- and reach the final on four occasions overall in the ATP calendar year. Bopanna, who turned 43 in March, is the oldest player in the top 10 and the second-oldest in the top 100.

He joined forces with Matthew Ebden at the beginning of this season and experienced a standout year together, clinching a Masters title in Indian Wells – thereby becoming the oldest men to win a ATP 1000 title. This partnership marked a promising start to their collaboration, showcasing their prowess on the court.

The Indo-Australian duo reached US Open 2023 men’s doubles final, a historic achievement that etched Bopanna’s name in the annals of tennis history. At 43 years and six months, he became the oldest man to reach a Grand Slam final in the Open era, showcasing an extraordinary feat of longevity and skill on the court. To cap of this season, the pair reached the semifinals of ATP Finals 2023 where they lost to Horacio Zeballos and Marcel Grannollers.

Their journey to the final underscored not just their formidable partnership but also Bopanna’s enduring commitment to the sport. Rohan Bopanna is one of the most accomplished and experienced doubles players in the world, who has been consistently performing at the highest level for over two decades. He previously achieved a career-best ranking of World No. 3 in July 2013, after reaching the semifinals of Wimbledon Championships in 2013.

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Further he also reached the semifinals of the French Open and the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Meanwhile, Bopann’s partner Matthew Ebden has climbed to career-best world no.4 spot and the Indo-Australian pair finish their maiden ATP Tour as the second best by accumulating 6390 points.

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