Rohan Bopanna has made history as the oldest tennis player to top the world rankings after Reaching into the semi-finals of the Australian Open.
India’s Rohan Bopanna and partner Matthew Ebden reach the Australia Open Men’s doubles tennis final, Beating the Duo of Thomas Machac and Zhang Zhishen in a Exciting 3-set semi-final. The pair of Bopanna-Ebden won the first set comfortably by 6-3 before losing the second by 3-6. The third set saw both pairs giving their best, taking it to the tie-breaker But Bopanna and Ebden held their nerves to win the tie-breaker by 10-7. In the Process of entering the Final, Rohan Bopanna broke his own record of being the oldest man at a Grand Slam final.
43 years old surpasses Mike Bryan who was 41 years old when his stint at the top of the rankings ended in 2019.
Novak Djokovic congratulated Rohan Bopanna on becoming the oldest man to achieve the World No.1 ranking in doubles Tennis. In a fun remark, the Serb not only extended his congratulations but also humorously said that it was impressive to reach such a Milestone at the young age of 43.
Indian tennis needed this, not many players coming up’ Said Bopanna
“For every player, being No. 1 is like a dream. It was my dream,” Bopanna said. “My perseverance, to stay in the sport and to keep fighting and to keep working hard (paid off). Indian tennis needed this. We don’t really have many tennis players coming up. This is going to inspire a lot of people, not just in tennis. People all over the world, being 40 years and above, it’s just going to inspire them in some way”.