Wimbledon 2023: Mathew-Bopanna pair’s disappointment, a crushing defeat in the men’s doubles semi-finals

Wimbledon 2023 Rohan Bopanna

Wimbledon 2023: India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden suffered a crushing defeat in the semi-finals played in London on Thursday. With this, India’s claim in this prestigious tournament has come to an end. Bopanna and Matthew Ebden were knocked out of the men’s doubles competition at Wimbledon after losing in straight sets to Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Neil Skupask of Great Britain in the semi-finals.

Despite their best efforts, Bopanna and Ebden lost the match 5–7, 4–6 after battling it out for an hour and 26 minutes. Sixth seeds Bopanna and Ebden had a commendable journey in the tournament. In the quarterfinals, they fought back from a set down to win against the Dutch pair of Tallon Grikspoor and Bart Stevens with a score of 6–7(3), 7–5, 6–2.

Brilliant performance from Bopanna

While it was a remarkable performance for Bopanna, it did not fulfill his ambition of becoming the oldest Grand Slam champion. Bopanna, the only Indian at Wimbledon, reached the Australian Open final with Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles category earlier this year. Were.

Additionally, he has won two ATP titles in men’s doubles, partnering with Matthew Ebden. This was Bopanna’s third appearance in the Wimbledon semi-finals, having previously played in 2015. Overall, he has reached four Grand Slam semi-finals in the men’s doubles category, with his best result being a runner-up finish at the 2010 US Open.

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