On the back of two fruitful weeks, Indian tennis legend Rohan Bopanna has re-entered the Top 15 in the ATP Rankings, marking yet another significant achievement in his career. Bopanna’s rise in the rankings is a testament to his hard work, determination, and skill on the court, even at his age.
Bopanna turns 43 on Saturday, and is the oldest player in the ATP Top 200 rankings. Partnering Australia’s Matthew Ebden, he won the ATP 250 Doha Open last week, and was runners-up at the ATP 500 Rotterdam Open the week before.
Bopanna has been a mainstay of the Indian tennis scene for over a decade, and his recent success is a testament to his longevity as a professional athlete. He has consistently represented India in international competitions, including the Olympics, Davis Cup, and ATP Tour events.
Bopanna has won several coveted titles on the ATP Tour in doubles, including the 2017 French Open Mixed Doubles, and has been a consistent presence in the top ranks of the doubles game for many years, with his highest ranking being 3.
Bopanna also made the final of the mixed doubles at the Australian Open earlier this year with Sania Mirza, in the latter’s last Grand Slam. His consistent performances at other events over the past year, has allowed him to climb the rankings and re-enter the Top 15.
Bopanna’s re-entry into the Top 15 is significant for Indian tennis, where there are no other Indians in the Top 50 of the rankings. His success is sure to inspire a new generation of Indian tennis players and encourage them to pursue their dreams of becoming professional athletes – especially the up & coming doubles players in Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, Sriram Balaji, and others.
Bopanna’s success also highlights the importance of hard work and dedication in achieving one’s goals. Despite being in his early 40’s, Bopanna continues to train and compete at the highest level, and his success is a testament to his commitment to his sport.
In addition to his success on the court, Bopanna is also known for his efforts for giving back to Indian Tennis. He has founded the Rohan Bopanna Tennis Academy, which aims to provide opportunities for young tennis players in India to develop their skills and reach their full potential. It has prominent junior players such as Suhitha Maruri and Rethin Senthilkumar training there.