Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski beat Colombia’s Robert Farah and Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld to clinch the French Open 2017 mixed doubles title here on Thursday.
The Indo-Canadian pair, who lost the first set, made a strong comeback to down their opponents 2/6, 6/2, 12/10 to win the final.This was only for the second time that Bopanna made it to the has reached a summit clash of a Grand Slam.
The first time the Indian tennis player stormed into the final during US Open men's doubles in 2010 with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi before they eventually lost to the Bryan brothers-Bob and Mike.
With the win, Bopanna became only the fourth Indian to claim a Grand Slam Trophy, with the other three being- Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, and Mahesh Bhupathi.
Bopanna and Dabrowski booked their place in the finals after brushing aside third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3 in their last-four clash.