French Open 2022: Rohan Bopanna/Matwe Middelkoop storm into semi-finals
Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop showed sensational form and burst into their maiden men's doubles semifinals appearance at Roland Garros, as a pair!
Indo-Dutch pair of Rohan Bopanna and Matwe Middelkoop are on a red-hot streak at Roland Garros, having upset the Olympic champions in their third-round match and came into the quarters hungry for a win.
The 16th-seeded duo of Bopanna and Middelkoop took on the unseeded combine of Lloyd Glasspool and Harri Heliövaara for a place in the semi-finals and after a thrilling three-setter again, won the match 4-6, 6-4, 7-6(10-3) to enter the first-ever semi-final in the men's doubles event at Roland Garros.
At 42, Rohan Bopanna is showing some classic form and is not eager to stop anytime soon, given the winning rampage both he and Middelkoop are on.
Even though Glasspool and Heliövaara won the opening set, Bopanna and Middelkoop found a way to turn the match around by taking the second set and forcing the match into a tense super tie-breaker again.
Battling nerves, the 16th-seeded duo of Bopanna and Middelkoop displayed class as they outmanoeuvred the British-Finnish duo of Glasspool and Heliövaara and won the match to set up a date with 12th seeds, Jean-Julien Rojer and Marcelo Arévalo in the semi-finals.
- 30 May 2022 7:19 PM GMT
Rohan Bopanna & Matwe Middelkoop storm into Semis of of Men's Doubles at French Open with hard-fought 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (10-3) win. Won 10 consecutive points in super tiebreak.
It's 1st ever Semis appearance for Bopanna in Men's Doubles at Roland Garros
BOPANNA THROUGH TO 1ST EVER FRENCH OPEN MEN'S DOUBLES SF— Indian Tennis Daily (ITD) (@IndTennisDaily) May 30, 2022
42yo Bopanna, the oldest player in the ATP Top 70, continues defying odds on Parisian clay
This is Bops' 1st MD Grand Slam SF since 2015 Wimbledon
[QF] 🇮🇳Bopanna/🇳🇱Middelkoop d. 🇬🇧Glasspool/🇫🇮Heliovaara 4-6 6-4 7-6(10-3) pic.twitter.com/mR1iyYApCU