Rohan Bopanna, Matthew Ebden rock Miami Open

Rohan Bopanna

Miami: Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden have reached the men’s doubles semi-finals of the Miami Open.

The top-seeded Indian-Australian pair, currently ranked second in the world, needed a match tie-break to advance. The pair defeated Dutch-Australian pair John-Patrick Smith and Sam Verbeek 3-6, 7-6(7-4), 10-7 to reach the last four.

The Australian Open champions will next face Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos or Lloyd Glasspool and Jean-Julien Roger.

This was Bopanna and Ebden’s third semi-final together this year. They also reached the last-four and final of the Adelaide Open in January this year, but ultimately lost to English-American pair Joe Salisbury and Rajeev Ram.

Notably, Bopanna became the world’s oldest No. 1 player for the first time. He achieved the top ranking in men’s doubles after his success at the Australian Open in January this year.

However, the pair slipped to second place in the ATP rankings after a quarterfinal loss at the Dubai Championships and a round of 32 exit at the Indian Wells Masters.

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