Asian Games: Rohan Bopanna, Rutuja Bhosale clinch gold in mixed-doubles tennis

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By ETV Bharat English Team

Published : Sep 30, 2023, 1:02 PM IST

Updated : Sep 30, 2023, 2:36 PM IST

In a major feat, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secure gold in mixed-doubles tennis in a tie breaker.

Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale produced a clinical performance on Saturday to clinch gold in the mixed doubles event. With their achievement, the Indian duo better their performance from the men's double where they ended as runner-up.

Hangzhou: Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale clinched gold in mixed-doubles tennis with In a major feat, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale secured gold in mixed-doubles tennis with a scoreline 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 win over Chinese Taipei.

The start for the Indian pair was shaky as they dropped the first set. Chinese Taipei’s En-shuo Liang and Tsung-hao Huang showed some excellent form in the opening set and beat the Indian pair by a score of 6-2. After a disappointing start, the Indian pair forced a tie-break with their superb performance in the second set.

Both the Tennis stars were determined to ink a bounce back into the match and they won the second set by 6-3. With both the teams levelling the terms India turned the table on Chinese Taipei's pair and forced the tiebreak and won it by a score of 10-4. Thus, it was a golden finish for them and India got its first gold in Tennis in the ongoing Asian Games.

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The final tennis match went on for almost over one hour but India made no mistake to clinch the gold medal.

However, in the semi-final match, the Indian pair lost control in the second set but they prevailed in the tiebreaker 10-4 to storm into the final match assuring themselves a medal.

The Indian contingent stands at fourth place in the 19th Asian Games medals table with a total of 34 medals. Which includes nine gold, 13 silver, and 13 bronze medals.

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Last Updated :Sep 30, 2023, 2:36 PM IST
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