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Ebden and Bopanna topped Indian Wells doubles champions | 19 March, 2023 | All Information | Information and Options | Information and Occasions

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Australia’s Matt Ebden and Indian Rohan Bopanna have claimed the BNP Paribas Open males’s doubles title.

Indian Wells, USA, 19 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers

Matt Ebden and Indian accomplice Rohan Bopanna are the Indian Wells 2023 males’s doubles champions.

They secured the title by beating the world’s high workforce, Wesley Koolhof of the Netherlands and Brit Neal Skupski, 6-3 2-6 [10-8] in immediately’s last.

“We’re tremendous proud and completely happy to win right here,” Ebden mentioned.

That is 35-year-old Ebden’s ninth profession ATP doubles title and first at ATP Masters 1000 degree.

Whereas at age 43, Bopanna turns into the oldest winner of an ATP Masters 1000 title. That is his fifth at this degree and first since 2017.

“It takes every thing to be a high workforce and win these big tournaments,” Ebden mentioned.

“We name this the fifth Grand Slam for a purpose. We’ve confronted world-class gamers, each match was very robust.”

Ebden and Bopanna are proving a formidable mixture. Since teaming up for the primary time in January, they’ve gained 11 of their 15 matches. That is their second title of the season, having additionally loved a title-winning run in Doha final month.

“We’re engaged on our video games, even at our ages we’re nonetheless enhancing,” Ebden mentioned.

With their victory within the Californian desert, Ebden turns into solely the eighth Australian to say an Indian Wells males’s doubles title within the match’s 49-year historical past.

Indian Wells males’s doubles – Australian champions
Participant Title gained
Colin Dibley 1976
David Macpherson 1992
Todd Woodbridge 1996
Mark Woodforde 1996
Pat Rafter 1998
Sandon Stolle 1999
John Friends 2021
Matt Ebden 2023

Ebden, who began the match ranked No.37, is projected to rise to a career-high world No.18 following this title-winning run. He’ll additionally exchange Jason Kubler because the Australian No.1.

Aussies in motion – Indian Wells

TODAY’S RESULTS
Males’s doubles, last
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) d [1] Wesley Koolhof (NED)/Neal Skupski (GBR) 6-3 2-6 [10-8]

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