US Open 2023: Rohan Bopanna created history, became the oldest player to reach Grand Slam final

Pankaj Prasad
Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna

India's veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna has created history at the US Open.

India's veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna has created history at the US Open. Bopanna, along with his Australian partner Matthew Ebden, made it to the men's doubles final. The duo cruised to a 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 win over French pair of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut in New York on Thursday. This will be Bopanna's second final in a Grand Slam men's doubles event this year. The Indo-Australian pair, seeded sixth, had also made it to the finals of Wimbledon. However, then there was a defeat.

Bopanna made a big record by reaching the final. He became the oldest player to reach a final in the Open Era of Grand Slams (since 1968). He broke the record of Daniel Nestor of Canada. Bopanna has reached the final at the age of 43 years and six months. At the same time, Nestor achieved this feat at the age of 43 years and four months.

Bopanna in US Open final after 13 years

Bopanna has reached the final of the men's doubles event at the US Open since 2010. Last time he achieved this feat with his Pakistani partner Ehsam-ul-Haq Qureshi. Bopanna and Ebden will take on American partner Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury in the final this time. Bopanna would like to win the men's doubles title for the first time in a Grand Slam. He has so far won the mixed doubles title at the French Open once in 2017.

Coco Gauff in the final for the first time

America's young star Coco Gauff defeated Karolina Muchova of Czech Republic to qualify for her maiden US Open women's singles final. The 19-year-old Gauff won 6-4, 7-5 over the Czech player. Gauff will face either second seed Aryna Sabalenka or compatriot Madison Keys in Saturday's final.