US Open: Rohan Bopanna, Matthew Ebden reach US Open men’s doubles final

NEW DELHI: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian accomplice, Matthew Ebden, continued their spectacular efficiency on the US Open by advancing to the ultimate of the males’s doubles occasion with a commanding straight-set victory over the French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut.
The sixth-seeded Indo-Australian duo, who had beforehand reached the semifinals at Wimbledon earlier this 12 months, secured their spot within the ultimate with a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win within the semifinals of the celebrated exhausting courtroom main.
As it happened: Bopanna/Ebden vs Mahut/Herbert
This marks the second time that Bopanna has reached a Grand Slam males’s doubles ultimate, together with his earlier look courting again to 2010 when he competed alongside Pakistani accomplice Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi, additionally on the US Open.
Along with the ultimate berth, Bopanna achieved a major milestone by turning into the oldest participant within the Open period to achieve a Grand Slam ultimate on the age of 43 years and 6 months. He surpassed the earlier report held by Canada’s Daniel Nestor, who was 43 years and 4 months previous when he performed in a Main ultimate, by two months.
The duo of Bopanna and Ebden will face the winner of the opposite semifinal match, which options the American pair of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in opposition to the Croatian-American duo of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek, within the championship conflict on the Louis Armstrong Stadium.
Whereas Bopanna continues his spectacular run within the males’s doubles, he’s now not in rivalry within the blended doubles occasion, having been eradicated within the second spherical alongside his Indonesian accomplice Aldila Sutjiadi.
(With inputs from PTI)

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