French Open: Bopanna and Dabrowski Reach Mixed Doubles Final
Bopanna/Dabrowski reach the mixed doubles final after beating Roger-Vasselin/Hlavackova on Wednesday.
India's Rohan Bopanna earned himself an opportunity to become only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam trophy by reaching the French Open mixed doubles final with partner Gabriela Dabrowski in Paris on Wednesday.
Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded seventh, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3 in the semi-finals.
This is only the second time that Bopanna has reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam in his career. In 2010, he had made the final of US Open with Pakistani parter Aisam-ul-haq- Qureshi and lost to legendary Bryan brothers – Bob and Mike.
They will now fight it out with Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah, who knocked out Casey Dellacqua and Rajeev Ram 6-7 (5), 6-3, 10-5 in the other semi-final contest.
Only three Indians have so far managed to lay hands on a Grand Slam trophy – the Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.
Bopanna is the lone Indian to survive in the tournament after the exits of Paes and Mirza.
(With inputs from PTI)
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