Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna created history. Became the oldest player to win the ATP Masters 1000 points tournament. Bopanna on Saturday won the men’s doubles title at Indian Wells with Australian partner Matt Ebden. Bopanna is 43 years old. And his partner Matt is no less – 35 years old. Bopanna defeated top seeds Wesley Koolhof of Netherlands and Neil Skupski of Britain in 6-3, 2-6, 10-8 sets.
The Indian star reached the final of his 10th career ATP Masters 1000 points tournament at Indian Wells on Saturday. Who last won the ATP Masters 1000 point tournament in Monte Carlo in 2017. Six years later, Bopanna again won the ATP Masters 1000 points tournament trophy. After that victory, Bopanna said, ‘It is really special. It (Indian Wells) is called the tennis paradise for a reason.
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Indian tennis star Bopanna also said, ‘I have been coming here for a long time and seeing everyone winning. I am very happy that Matt and I have won this time (Matt and Bopanna have played in the finals of three tournaments this year). Had to play some very tough and tough matches. Today (Saturday) we played against one of the best teams. Very happy that we won the trophy.
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Bopanna beat Daniel Nestor of Canada to win the Indian Wells on Saturday. Nestor won the Cincinnati Masters in 2015. He was 42 at that time. Bopanna made fun of Nestor’s demise and said, ‘I have spoken to Danny Nestor. Told him I am sorry, because I will break your record. Winning a trophy is always a special feeling. I am very happy to win this trophy.
How many ATP Masters 1000 point tournaments has Bopanna won in his career?
Bopanna has won a total of five ATP Masters 1000 point tournaments in his long career. Also, his cabinet has increased the number of tour level trophies to 24.
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