Indo-Dutch duo Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop are on a roll at Roland Garros, having won their quarter-final against unranked duo Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara. The duo won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-3) and will now face the twelfth seeds, Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arévalo.
The 16th seeded pair of Bopanna and Middelkoop took on the unseeded pair of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara for a spot in the semis and won 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-3) to advance to the very first semi-final of the Roland Garros men’s doubles tournament. Rohan Bopanna, 42, is in excellent form and shows no signs of slowing down, despite the fact that he and Middelkoop are on a winning streak.
Despite Glasspool and Heliövaara winning the first set, Bopanna and Middelkoop turned the match around winning the second set and bringing the match back in a super dramatic tie-break. Bopanna and Middelkoop, the 16th seeds, showed class by beating the Anglo-Finnish combination of Glasspool and Heliövaara to advance to the semi-final meeting with the 12th seeds, Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arévalo .
Meanwhile, Bopanna is the last Indian player to win a Grand Slam title when he won the French Open mixed doubles crown with Canadian Gabriela Dabrowski in 2017. The last Indian to win the men’s doubles was Leandre Paes. He won the 2013 U.S. Open with Radek Stepanek.
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