‘I’m At level 43, Not Age 43’, Rohan Bopanna Opens Up After Winning First Men’s Doubles Title

‘I am At stage 43, Not Age 43’, Rohan Bopanna Opens Up After Successful First Males’s Doubles Title

Rohan Bopanna received the Australia Open 2024 Males’s Doubles competitors after beating the Italian duo of Bolelli And Vavassor



Revealed: January 27, 2024 11:34 PM IST


By Nikhil

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Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden (credit score: Twitter)

New Delhi: Rohan Bopanna received the Australia Open 2024 Males’s Doubles competitors on the Rod Laver Enviornment in Melbourne after beating the Italian duo of Bolelli And Vavassor (7-6, 7-5) and that is is also his first males’s doubles title in a Grand Slam. The Indian Tennis star achieved thsi feat on the age of 43 however says he doesn’t really feel like 43 in any respect. He even thanked his crew particularly American coach Scott Davidoff and physio Rebecca for holding him match sufficient to play at this stage.

Bopanna made historical past on Saturday, turning into the oldest man within the Open Period to win a serious males’s doubles title on Saturday, teaming up with Australian Matthew Ebden to win the Australian Open. The 43-year-old Bopanna and Ebden overcame Italians Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori 7-6(0), 7-5 to clinch the crown at Rod Laver Enviornment in Melbourne.

Bopanna, who was awarded the Padma Shri by the Indian authorities on Thursday, is about to turn out to be the oldest first-time World No.1 in males’s doubles. That is additionally Bopanna’s first males’s doubles title.

“You realize, you undoubtedly, you realize, obtained to know the way outdated I’m. I’m certain lots of people, however I’ve modified it slightly bit and I say I’m at stage 43, not age 43 now,” mentioned Bopanna in his deal with to the spectators after profitable the title.

The Indian tennis star thanked his Australian associate Matthew Ebden and mentioned it might not have been attainable with out him.

Calling the Australian Open a ‘dwelling slam’, Bopanna, who had a implausible season final yr, thanked his followers, household and help employees for his or her untiring work to maintain him going.

“I imply we had a implausible season final yr and for me to win my first males’s doubles Grand Slam right here on the Asia Pacific Grand Slam, it’s completely, completely a House Slam.

“So, thanks, thanks guys for I thank Craig (Tiley, CEO, Tennis Australia) and Tennis Australia and his total crew for conducting such a beautiful event,” mentioned Bopanna.

Bopanna thanked his coach and physio for making this present day attainable.

“So, thanks, Craig for the great job you guys are doing. And naturally, you realize my household, there’s a crew. Tennis is such a terrific trainer and no higher trainer than Scott Davidoff who has been with me for over a decade.

“You realize, I do know it’s been a tricky, robust journey, however I’m actually glad that you simply’re being by my facet, you realize, and this week, please as a lot as mine as yours,” Bopanna mentioned.

“And Rebecca, the one who retains me younger retains me transferring, my physio. Thanks a lot for you realize to creating certain I do all the best issues daily and it’s great having you a part of the crew. So actually actually thanks,” mentioned Bopanna.

The 43-year-old from Karnataka, who has his espresso mix, jokingly famous that his in-laws, who had been within the stands, final got here to see him play in 2017 and he received his first Grand Slam title, the French Open blended doubles title.

“I’ve my in-laws right here. The final time they got here I truly received my blended doubles title. So, I don’t know why they’re not coming extra typically. However thanks,” he added, thanking his spouse Supriya and daughter Tridha for his or her help and love.



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