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Rohan Bopanna Wins His Maiden French Open Title, Becomes Fourth Indian To Win A Grand Slam Title

Published on 8 June, 2017 at 7:28 pm By

Indian Tennis player Rohan Bopanna created history on June 8 when he along with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski won the prestigious French Open mixed doubles title at the Philippe-Chatrier court in Paris, France.


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Bopanna has now become the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title after Mahesh Bhupathi, Leander Paes, and Sania Mirza.

Bopanna – Dabrowski were seeded seventh in the tournament and defeated Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 in the Roland Garros final.

Soon after the win, Twitter was flooded with congratulatory messages for Bopanna with tennis ace Sania Mirza leading the way.

 


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With Bopanna’s victory, India has won a total of 20 mixed doubles grand slams with 10 being won by Leander Paes, 8 by Mahesh Bhupathi, 3 by Sania Mirza and now 1 by Rohan Bopanna.

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