At age 43, Rohan Bopanna continues to create history as he is sure to be ranked 9 or better when the next ATP Rankings are released on 22 May. Bopanna was in the Top 10 for the last time in March 2016.
This feat is humongous, as for context – Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi were in the top 10 for the last time at ages 41 and 39, respectively. Bopanna has been having a stellar season this year, with one Masters title, one Masters and one ATP 500 final, one ATP 250 title. He also made the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open partnering good friend Sania Mirza.
Bopanna had also created a world record earlier this year – he became the oldest player ever to win an ATP Masters 1000 title when he won the ATP Indian Wells Masters partnering Matt Ebden.
Bopanna is currently competing at the ATP Rome Masters where he is in the 2nd round, and will take on reigning Australian Open Doubles champion Jason Kubler, and Alex de Minaur on Monday.