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Rohan Bopanna-Dabrowski lift French Open Mixed Doubles' trophy

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 June 2017, 18:38 IST
Rohan Bopanna-Dabrowski lift French Open Mixed Doubles' trophy

The Indian-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski on Thursday came out with their best as they defeated the German-Colombian pair of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Robert Farah in the final to clinch the French Open mixed doubles title in Paris.

The seventh-seeded Indo-Canadian pair staged a comeback after losing the opening set and defeated Lena Groenefeld and Farah 6-2, 2-6, 12-10 in a summit clash that lasted for one hour and six minutes at Court Philippe Chatrier.

With the feat, Bopanna has now become?only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title after Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.

It was the only second time that the 37-year-old from Bengaluru made it to finals of the grand slam event.

Bopanna, with then partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi of Pakistan, finished runners-up in the 2010 US Open men's doubles to the Bryan brothers.

-ANI

First published: 8 June 2017, 18:38 IST
 
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