At Roland Garros in Paris, Rohan Bopanna earned his maiden Grand Slam title after winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski. With this victory, Bopanna has become the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam crown, after Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, and Sania Mirza.
On Thursday, the Indian tennis ace Bopanna with Dabrowski gave a terrific performance to beat their German-Colombian rivals Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the final to clinch their maiden French Open mixed doubles title.
The duo didn’t start well, dropped their first set of the tournament, but bounced back to win 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 against Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah.
Bopanna entered the final of a Grand Slam tournament after a gap of seven years. The last time he came close to a Major title was in 2010 when he played the US Open final but had lost to the Bryan brothers with Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.
Throughout the tournament, the Bopanna-Dabrowski duo — which first got together at the US Open last year and also played together at the Australian Open in January — swept away their challengers, reaching the final without dropping a set.
Bopanna won his first ever Major title with Dabrowski, who became the first Canadian woman to win a Grand Slam trophy.