Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday congratulated ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna for winning the men's doubles Australian Open title and announced a prize of Rs 50 lakh.
He felicitated Bopanna in the presence of his family.
Information Technology Minister Priyank Kharge, Minister Shivraj Thangadagi and others were also present.
Taking to the social media platform 'X', Siddaramaiah said, "Met and congratulated Rohan Bopanna, who won the men’s doubles title of Australian Open tennis tournament and announced a prize of Rs 50 lakh."
ಆಸ್ಟ್ರೇಲಿಯಾ ಓಪನ್ ಟೆನಿಸ್ ಟೂರ್ನಿಯ ಪುರುಷರ ಡಬಲ್ಸ್ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಶಸ್ತಿ ಗೆದ್ದು ಐತಿಹಾಸಿಕ ಸಾಧನೆ ಮಾಡಿದ @rohanbopanna ಅವರನ್ನು ಭೇಟಿಯಾಗಿ ಅಭಿನಂದಿಸಿ, 50 ಲಕ್ಷ ರೂ.ಗಳ ಬಹುಮಾನ ಘೋಷಿಸಿದೆ.— Siddaramaiah (@siddaramaiah) February 13, 2024
ಸಚಿವರಾದ @PriyankKharge, ಶಿವರಾಜ ತಂಗಡಗಿ, ಮುಖ್ಯಮಂತ್ರಿಯವರ ರಾಜಕೀಯ ಕಾರ್ಯದರ್ಶಿ ಗೋವಿಂದರಾಜು ಹಾಗೂ ರೋಹನ್ ಬೋಪಣ್ಣ ಅವರ… pic.twitter.com/kRA0ftRoq4
Bopanna became only the third Indian to win a men's doubles Grand Slam title, taking the Australian Open crown with partner Matthew Ebden after a commanding win over Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in the final held recently.
Only the iconic Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have won major titles for India in men's tennis, while trailblazer Sania Mirza did it in women's tennis.
It was Bopanna's second Grand Slam title, having won the French Open mixed doubles trophy with Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski in 2017.