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Asian Games Tennis: Rohan Bopanna-Rutuja Bhosale confirms medal, reaches semifinal

Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale have defeated the Kazakh pair of Zhibek and Grigoriy to reach the mixed doubles semifinals at the Asian Games 2023.

Rohan Bopanna-Rutuja Bhosale Tennis
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Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale (Source: AITA)

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The Bridge Desk

Updated: 28 Sep 2023 3:04 PM GMT

Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale have secured a well-deserved spot in the mixed doubles semifinals of the Asian Games 2023 on Thursday. The pair defeated Kazakhstan's Zhibek Kulambayeva and Grigoriy Lomakin 7-5, 6-3 in the mixed doubles round of eight match.

The Indians' journey to the semifinals began with a solid straight-set win over Ayano Shimizu and Shinji Hazawa of Japan. The Indian duo exhibited exceptional teamwork as they outplayed their Japanese counterparts with a convincing scoreline of 6-3, 6-4.

Now, as they prepare to face the third-seeded Chinese Taipei pair of Chan Hao-Ching and Yu-Hsiou Hsu in the semifinals, Bopanna and Bhosale are undoubtedly in for a challenging battle. Their recent performances have also demonstrated their ability to take on formidable opponents with confidence.

The semifinal will be held on 29th September, Friday, after 9:00 AM Indan Standard Time. If the duo reaches the final, they'll play either a pair from Chinese Taipei or the Philippines.

With a medal already confirmed in the mixed doubles event, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale have set their sights on the ultimate prize—the gold medal.

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