Thiruvananthapuram: Rohan Bopanna has secured the top spot in the tennis doubles rankings for the first time. The 43-year-old Indian tennis player achieved this milestone after reaching the semi-finals of the Australian Open 2024. Bopanna now holds the distinction of being the oldest player to claim the world number-one doubles ranking player.
Expressing his elation after reaching the semi-finals, Bopanna stated that this is the most significant moment in his life. Partnering with Australian player Matthew Ebden, the duo showcased exceptional teamwork to advance in the Australian Open semi-final.
Looking back on his career, Bopanna acknowledged encountering various challenges but highlighted the significance of maintaining a forward-looking perspective and striving for success. He gave credits to Matthew Ebden for playing a crucial role in his top ranking achievement.
In the new rankings, Matthew Ebden follows closely behind Bopanna in the second spot. The duo’s impressive performance in the Australian Open has heightened anticipation, with Bopanna having the opportunity to secure his first Grand Slam title if they emerge victorious in the tournament.