Wimbledon 2023: Rohan Bopanna looks to end first-round blues | Tennis News

LONDON: Rohan Bopanna was like a young person on his first trek at Wimbledon, exploring the neoteric Media Terrace. He climbed an additional flight of stairs from the fifth ground to reach at an expansive verandah, oohing and aahing. He snapped a number of panoramic pictures of the All-England Membership, Centre Court docket to his proper, stopping solely to pose.
The 43-year-old’s vitality is infectious. It will likely be his thirteenth Wimbledon. And never for the primary time in a serious, he’s the oldest participant within the draw.
Bopanna and Aussie Matthew Ebden, who’re quantity 4 within the doubles race, very a lot within the hunt for a spot within the season-ending championships, open towards Argentines Guillermo Duran and Tomas Martin Etcheverry.
Bopanna, who in March grew to become the oldest winner of a Masters occasion, when the Indo-Aussie pairing clinched the title in Indian Wells, is on the lookout for a primary match win within the majors in 2023, having misplaced within the opening spherical in Melbourne and Paris.
“It was simply our second match as a workforce on the Australian Open, on the French Open, we must always’ve gained that match,” Bopanna stated.
Bopanna, who will play the combined occasion with Gabriela Dabrowski, with who he gained the 2017 French Open, thought the Argentines have been nearly as good a gap bout as he might’ve hoped for.

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