Bopanna and Ebden Storm into Miami Open Doubles Final, Eyeing Title Glory

Bopanna and Ebden Storm into Miami Open Doubles Final, Eyeing Title Glory

Indian tennis legend Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden have stormed into the men's doubles final of the prestigious Miami Open, a Masters 1000 event. The duo's impressive straight-set victory over Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos on Thursday night has set the stage for a thrilling championship match.

Bopanna and Ebden, fresh off their triumph at the Australian Open, displayed their dominance on the court, dispatching their opponents 6-1 6-4 in the semifinals. The Indian-Australian pair barely broke a sweat, showcasing their exceptional chemistry and tactical prowess.

This victory marks a significant milestone for Bopanna, who had briefly slipped to second place in the doubles rankings. However, the semifinal win will propel him back to the top spot when the rankings are updated on Monday.

Following their Australian Open triumph, the 44-year-old Bopanna became the oldest player to ascend to the world No. 1 ranking in ATP doubles. His remarkable achievement underscores his longevity and unwavering commitment to the sport.

In the final, Bopanna and Ebden will face a formidable challenge from Ivan Dodig of Croatia and American Austin Krajicek, who overcame Kevin Krawietz and Tim Putz in a hard-fought semifinal.

For Bopanna, this will be his 14th ATP Masters 1000 final and his first in Miami. Overall, it will be his 63rd ATP Tour level final, with 25 doubles titles to his name. This will also be the fifth ATP Masters 1000 final for the Bopanna-Ebden pairing.

Bopanna has etched his name in Indian tennis history by becoming only the second Indian after Leander Paes to reach the final of all nine ATP Masters events. This remarkable feat is a testament to his exceptional skill and unwavering determination.

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