Australian Open 2024: 'Don't Know Why They Don't Come More Often', Rohan Bopanna Talks About 'In-Laws' Luck

Australian Open 2024: 'Don't Know Why They Don't Come More Often', Rohan Bopanna Talks About 'In-Laws' Luck

Indian Tennis veteran Rohan Bopanna suggested that his in-laws have been lucky for him on the court.

Aakash SinghUpdated: Saturday, January 27, 2024, 09:50 PM IST
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Rohan Bopanna. | (Image Credits: Twitter)

Veteran Indian Tennis player Rohan Bopanna suggested that his in-laws coming to see his match often bode well for him as he reflected on his Australian Open doubles win. Bopanna further revealed that he planned to retire a couple of years due to his failure to win any match for 5 months.

At 43, Bopanna is the oldest player to win a grand slam crown as he won the men's doubles event with Matthew Ebden as they beat Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori comprehensively 7-6(0), 7-5. Throughout the match, Bopanna and Ebden didn't face any break point, thereby dominating the serve.

In an emotional on-court interview, the veteran remembered that he won the mixed doubles when his in-laws were there last and credited his wife for keeping his career going.

"My in-laws are here. The last time they came I won my mixed doubles Grand Slam (French Open 2017). I don't know why they don't come more often. My beautiful wife, Supriya, & my daughter, Tridha.. Thank you for all the support, all the love. I know a couple years ago I sent her a video message & said 'I'm gonna call it a day.' Because I wasn't winning matches at all. I went 5 months without winning a match. I thought that was gonna be the end of my journey. Perseverance inside me just kept me going. I changed so many things & found a wonderful partner."

"No better person than Matthew Ebden to be by my side" - Rohan Bopanna

The Bengaluru-born star also thanked his fans for their support and felt Ebden is the best partner he could have asked for. As quoted by ANI, he said:

"Totally amazing winning my first men's doubles Grand Slam. There is no better person than Matthew Ebden to be by my side and win this men's doubles Grand Slam. Thank you everyone for all the love and support. This victory is as much yours as mine. Really thank you from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for all the support and love you have shown me for years."

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