Phenomenally talented Rohan Bopanna shows age is no bar: PM Modi on his Grand Slam success

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New Delhi, Jan 27 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday showered praise on Rohan Bopanna, who at 43 became the oldest Grand Slam champion in men's doubles, saying his remarkable journey is a beautiful reminder people's capabilities are defined by their spirit, hard work and perseverance.

In a post on X, Modi said, "Time and again, the phenomenally talented Rohan Bopanna shows age is no bar! Congratulations to him on his historic Australian Open win. Best wishes for his future endeavours." Bopanna on Saturday became only the third Indian to win a men's doubles Grand Slam title, taking the Australian Open crown with partner Matthew Ebden following a commanding win over Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori.

In a high-quality game, second seeded Bopanna and Ebden won 7-6(0), 7-5 against the Italian team in the final that lasted 01.39 hours. PTI KR TIR TIR TIR