Rohan Bopanna scripts history with Middelkoop at Roland Garros
Paris/UNI: India's Rohan Bopanna on Tuesday scripted history with his Dutch partner Matwe Middelkoop by entering into their first-ever semifinals of the French Open.
This is the second time that Bopanna has entered the men's doubles semifinals of a Grand Slam event after doing so in the 2015 edition of the Wimbledon Championship.
Bopanna and Middelkoop registered an incredible win over the British-Finnish pair of Lloyd Glasspool and Henri Heliovaara in the quarterfinal stage of the Roland Garros at the Court Simonne-Mathieu.
The pair beat Glasspool and Heliovaara 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (3) in a high-voltage quarterfinals match that lasted for two hours and four minutes in Paris.
Bopanna and middelkoop will meet 12th seeds Marcelo Arevalo of El Salvador and Jean-Julien Roger of the Netherlands in the semifinals.
In a thrilling encounter, Bopanna and Middelkoop saved 5 match points to outsmart Wimbledon champions from the ongoing Roland Garros Grand Slam event.
In the decider, the pair showed tremendous mental strength to fight back from 3-5 down to take the match to a super tiebreak. They were again 0-3 behind but won 10 straight points to register the victory.