“I love New York” – Rohan Bopanna, after making historic US Open final with Matt Ebden

Photo – Pete Staples/USTA

13 years after making his last Men’s Doubles Grand Slam final, Rohan Bopanna is through to another final. Incidentally, his last final also came at the US Open in 2010 with Pakistan’s Aisam Qureshi. In the process, Bopanna, at 43 years 6 months, also created an Open Era world record for becoming the oldest man ever to reach a Grand Slam final, beating Daniel Nestor’s record (43 years 4 months).

“I think the turning point was when we were down 4-2 in the 1st set and saved a break point from going double break down. That kept us in the match. We also had great energy from the crowd. Back in the final after 13 years, happy to be back. I love New York, so why not (laughs)”, said Bopanna, sharing his thoughts after the match.

In the final, Bopanna/Ebden will take on 3rd seeds Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury.

There were loads of congratulatory tweets and messages for Bopanna. Few of them are shared below –

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