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Bopanna and Ebden make history by reaching their first final in the Miami Open; Bopanna poised to reclaim No.1 ranking in men’s doubles

Australian Open winners Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden reached the Miami Open ATP Masters 1000 event final by defeating Granollers and Zeballos in men’s doubles semifinals. Bopanna will regain the World No.1 ranking in ATP List on Monday, becoming the oldest player to achieve this.

The top seeds Bopanna and Ebden secured a 6-1, 6-4 victory over Granollers and Zeballos. The duo will face the winner of Kevin Krawietz/Tim Puetz and Ivan Dodig/Austin Krajicek in the final, marking Bopanna’s 14th ATP Masters 1000 final and Ebden’s first in Miami.

Having won 25 doubles titles, Bopanna will be competing in his 63rd ATP Tour level final. By avenging their defeat to Granollers and Zeballos in 2023, Bopanna and Ebden have reached their fifth ATP Masters 1000 final as a pair, showcasing their impressive performance this season.

Achieving a milestone, Bopanna became the second Indian tennis player after Leander Paes to reach the final of all 9 ATP Masters events. With this victory, Bopanna looks forward to adding another title to his impressive doubles record.

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