Indian tennis star Rohan Bopanna Has registered his name in the history books by becoming the oldest player to claim Number 1 position in men’s doubles ranking at the age of 43. The remarkable feat comes after his quarter-final victory over Australia’s Matthew Ebden at the 2024 Australian Open.
Historic victory in Australian Open
The pair’s straight sets 6-4, 7-6 win over Argentine pair Maximo Gonzalez and Andres Molteni was a testament not only to their skills but also their impeccable teamwork and resilience. Bopanna and Ebden, seeded second in the tournament, have performed exceptionally well, paving the way for them to reach the semi-finals.
an inspiring journey
Reflecting on his ascent to the top spot, Bopanna stressed the importance of his achievement as a source of inspiration for individuals above the age of 40. His success at this stage of his career challenges the barriers of age and serves as a beacon of hope and inspiration. Athletes and individuals around the world.
surpassing the previous record
Bopanna’s achievement overtook the previous record held by American tennis player Mike Bryan, who was 41 years and 76 days old when he was ranked world No. 1 in men’s doubles in 2019. After the Australian Open, Bopanna, who will turn 43 and 330 a number of days from now, has redefined the standards of longevity and excellence in the sport.