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Rohan Bopanna: India’s Tennis Legend & Oldest World No 1

Rohan Bopanna, the Indian tennis star, has made history by becoming the oldest player to reach the world number one ranking in doubles tennis at the age of 43! This incredible achievement is a testament to his dedication, hard work, and passion for the sport.

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Born on March 4, 1980, in Bengaluru, India, Rohan started playing tennis at a young age. He turned pro in 2003 and has since won numerous titles, including 20 ATP titles and a Grand Slam title at the 2017 French Open.

Records and Medals

Rohan’s achievements:

  • Oldest player to reach world number one in doubles tennis (43 years old)
  • First Indian player to win a Grand Slam title (2017 French Open)
  • 20 ATP titles
  • Olympic medalist (2016 Rio Olympics, bronze in mixed doubles)
  • Asian Games medalist (2010, 2014, 2018)

Career Highlights

  • Reached world number one ranking in doubles tennis on July 10, 2024
  • Won the 2017 French Open title with Gabriela Dabrowski
  • Qualified for the ATP Finals 12 times
  • Represented India in the Davis Cup and Olympics

Rohan Bopanna’s journey is an inspiration to tennis players and sports enthusiasts worldwide. His dedication and passion have led him to achieve this remarkable milestone, making him a legend in Indian tennis. We wish him many more successes in the years to come!

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