Australian Open 2024 results: Rohan Bopanna becomes oldest tennis world number one aged 43-ZoomTech News

Bopanna turned the oldest ATP Masters 1,000 champion when he and Ebden gained the Indian Wells doubles title in March final season.

He turned skilled in 2003 and has gained one Grand Slam blended doubles title alongside Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski on the 2017 French Open.

Bopanna credited his physiotherapist and Iyengar yoga with serving to his longevity.

“I instructed her [physio] particularly what I wanted, as a result of I’ve no cartilage in my knees. It is utterly worn out,” Bopanna stated.

“Yoga in a method not solely strengthened my legs, my physique, but in addition, I feel made me calmer on the tennis courtroom.

“It sort of actually helped me focus so much higher. I do not really feel rushed on the tennis courtroom.”

Bopanna will transfer to the highest of the world rankings when they’re up to date on Monday. He and Ebden have the identical variety of factors, however the Australian has performed three extra tournaments over the identical interval.

The earlier oldest males’s doubles primary was Mike Bryan, who was 41 years and 76 days.

Serena Williams is the oldest girls’s singles primary at 35, whereas Roger Federer is the oldest males’s singles primary at 36. Novak Djokovic, who is identical age, might probably move that file this yr.

David Wagner was 44 in 2018 when he was ranked primary within the quad wheelchair rankings.

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