Rohan Bopanna, 43, becomes the oldest Indian Wells champion. tennis news

Indian Wells: India’s Rohan Bopanna became the oldest ATP Masters 1000 champion when he and his Australian partner matt ebden Won the men’s doubles title at the BNP Paribas Open here.
43 years old Bopanna And Ebden, 35, defeated top seed wesley koolhoff Netherlands and neil skupsky Britain 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 in Saturday’s final.
“Really special. It’s called tennis paradise for a reason,” said Bopanna, playing in his 10th ATP Masters 1000 final.

β€œI’ve been coming here for many years and watching 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 glad we got the trophy.”
Bopanna thus surpassed Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who claimed the title as the oldest champion at the 2015 Cincinnati Masters at the age of 42.

He joked, “I talked to Danny Nestor and I told him I’m sorry I’m going to break his record.” “Winning the title, that stays with me, really happy with it.”
It was the 43-year-old’s fifth Masters 1000 doubles title and first since winning at Monte Carlo in 2017. It was the third final of the year for the Indo-Australian pair. He now has 24 Tour-level trophies in his cabinet.

The Indo-Australian pair stunned defending and two-time desert titleist John Isner and jack sock in the semifinals, while getting the better of Canadian singles stars FΓ©lix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov in quarters.

Bopanna and Ebden were defeated rafael matos And david vega hernandez In their opening match.
Former World No. 3 Bopanna has jumped four places to be 11th in the Pepperstone ATP Live Doubles rankings.


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