Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski, the Indian-Canadian team clinched the 2017 French Open mixed doubles title at Roland Garros.
The Indo-Canadian pair made a strong comeback after losing the first set to beat Colombia’s Robert Farah and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenfeld with a 2-6, 6-2 and 12-10 on a match tie-break to take home the title.
Bopanna and Dabrowski played together last September and shared a difficult journey to reach their greatest dream where the game just lasted for an hour and six minutes.
Dabrowski was the first woman to win a Grand Slam title while Bopanna became the 4th Indian to claim the Grand Slam trophy after Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi.
For Bopanna it is something that you want to cherish with your whole life.
“It’s truly special. As an athlete, when you start playing tennis, you want to win a Grand Slam,” Bopanna said.
On the other end, the Canadian tennis player will definitely treasure this moment.
“It’s very special. It’s something that you always dream about as a kid. It’s kind of funny because you never know where the journey is going to take you. Singles, doubles, now mixed doubles. I couldn’t be more happy. It feels amazing.” Dabrowski stated.
Going back, Bopanna and Dabrowski got their place in the finals after knocking down the third seeded Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin in their last four, 7-5, and 6-3.