Madrid Open 2023: Indian tennis player Rohan Bopanna and his partner Matthew Ebden suffered a defeat at the hands of the unseeded Russian pair of Karen Khachanov and Andrey Rublev in the men’s doubles title final at the Madrid Open-2023 on Saturday. The seeded seventh pair lost to the Russian duo by 6-3, 3-6, 10-3. Here’s all you need to know about the match and their journey to the finals.
Rohan and Matthew had a successful tournament leading up to the finals. The duo was in great form and was looking to secure their third tennis title of the year after victories in Doha (Qatar Open) and Indian Wells.
Bopanna’s journey to the finals
This was the fourth time that Rohan Bopanna reached the finals of the year. The first time he made it to the final was with Sania Mirza when they reached the mixed doubles final of the Australian Open 2023.
Final match details: Madrid Open 2023
In the final match against the Russian duo, Bopanna and Ebden started well, winning three games each in the first set. However, the Russian pair won the next three games, making the first set 6-3 in their favor. In the second set, Bopanna and Ebden took a quick 5-2 lead, and despite their opponents winning one game, the Indo-Australian duo managed to clinch the set 6-3, forcing the game to a decider. In the third and tie-breaking set, the Russian duo outplayed Bopanna and Ebden, winning the title with a comfortable 10-3 win.
Rohan Bopanna made history by becoming the oldest player to win an ATP Masters 1000 title at the age of 43 in March when he and his partner Matthew Ebden clinched the men’s doubles title at Indian Wells.
Despite their loss in the Madrid Open finals, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden showcased their skills and were a formidable pair throughout the tournament. They will be looking to continue their good form in the upcoming events and add more titles to their names.