The Indo-Australian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden through to the Semis at the French Open

Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden

The French Open, one of the most prestigious tennis tournaments globally, has been a stage for numerous memorable performances. This year, the Indo-Australian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden has made a significant mark in the men’s doubles category.

Rohan Bopanna-Matthew Ebden dominate the opponent in quarters

Bopanna and Ebden, the reigning Australian Open champions, are the second-seeded pair behind Marcel Granollers of Spain and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina in the tournament. Their journey to the semifinals has been marked by a series of impressive victories, demonstrating their skill, teamwork, and determination.

In the quarterfinals, they faced Belgium’s Sander Gille and Joran Vliegen, last year’s finalists. The match was a thrilling three-set affair, with Bopanna and Ebden emerging victorious with a score of 7-6 (3), 5-7, 6-1. This win was particularly satisfying as the Indo-Australian pair had lost to the Belgian duo at Indian Wells earlier this season.

The first set saw neither team managing to carve out a break point opportunity, leading to a tie-breaker. Bopanna and Ebden clinched the first set in the tie-breaker by forcing three errors from Gille and Vliegen. The Belgian team responded in the second set, breaking their opponents in the 11th game to draw level.

However, Bopanna and Ebden shifted gears in the third set. They converted break points in the second and sixth games, cruising to a decisive victory. The match, lasting just over two hours, showcased the duo’s resilience and ability to perform under pressure.

Their next challenge is the semifinal match against Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. This match is a rematch of the Australian Open final and promises to be an exciting encounter. Bopanna and Ebden lost their only previous clay court meeting to the Italians in Rome just a few weeks back.

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