India's Rohan Bopanna becomes the oldest player to win a Masters title with the Miami Open triumph

In the final match of the Miami Open 2024, 44-year-old Bopanna broke his own record by becoming the oldest player to win the Masters 1000 title on the ATP circuit.

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India's Rohan Bopanna becomes the oldest player to win a Masters title with the Miami Open triumph

Rohan Bopanna creates history by winning elusive Miami Masters title. Image- The Hindu

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Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna and his partner Matthew Ebden won the Miami Open 2024 title, their second major win this year. They defeated Croatia's Ivan Dodig and American Austin Krajicek in a thrilling match that lasted more than an hour and a half.

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Bopanna broke his record

In the final match of the Miami Open 2024, 44-year-old Bopanna created a record and became the oldest player to win the Masters 1000 title on the ATP circuit. The tennis star broke his own record, which he had created by winning the Indian Wells title last year. After winning the Miami Open, Rohan Bopanna has become the second Indian after Leander Paes to reach the finals of all 9 ATP Masters 1000 tournaments.

After trailing in the first set, Bopanna-Ebden made a spectacular comeback

Bopanna and Ebden won the Miami Open title by defeating their Croatian-American opponent by 6-7(3), 6-3, 10-6. However, Bopanna and Matthew did not have a good start, as they lost the first set by 6-7. But, the Indo-Australian pair maintained their composure and made a strong comeback in the match, winning the second set by a huge margin of 6-3 and also dominated the deciding set and won 10-16

Bopanna reaches No. 1 position

After Indian tennis players Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, Rohan Bopanna has become the third Indian male player to win the title in open matches. Not only this, after this title win he has also become the No.1 ranked player in the world. Even at 44, Bopanna looks fit and there is no sign of stopping, which is a great thing for Indian tennis.

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Bopanna-Ebden played three finals this year

The pair of Bopanna and Ebden had created history in Melbourne by winning the Australian Open earlier this year. After that, 44-year-old Rohan Bopanna had come to number 1 in the men's doubles rankings. The pair have played three finals so far this year, out of which they have won 2.

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