India Wells: Indian Tennis Veteran Rohan Bopanna Creates Record

Rohan Bopanna won the BNP Paribas Open 2023 doubles along with his partner Matt Ebden. This win makes the 43-year-old the oldest winner at Indian Wells.

By winning the men’s doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open with his Australian partner Matt Ebden, Indian Rohan Bopanna made history by becoming the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion.

Brief Information About the Triumph

In the championship match on Saturday, Bopanna, 43, and Ebden, 35, upset top-seeded Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neil Skupski of Britain 6-3, 2-6, 10-8. The 43-year-old won his fifth Masters 1000 doubles with this championship, his first since he triumphed at Monte Carlo in 2017. The pair also caused a huge upset in the semis as they defeated the defending champions John Isner and Jack Sock.

Statement from Bopanna

“Truly special. It’s called Tennis Paradise for a reason,” said Bopanna, who was playing in his 10th ATP Masters 1000 final.

“I’ve been, over the years, coming here and seeing all these guys win for so many years. I’m really happy that Matt and I were able to do this and get this title here. It’s been some tough matches, close matches. Today we played against one of the best teams out there. Really happy that we got the trophy”, he added. The previous record was held by Daniel Nestor who became champion at 42 years of age.

“I spoke to Danny Nestor and I told him sorry I’m going to beat his record,” he joked, as quoted by NDTV. “Winning the title, that stays with me, so really happy with that.”


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