Asian Games 2023: Rohan Bopanna-Rutuja Bhosale Clinch Tennis Gold

New Delhi: The Indian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale scripted a spectacular win over the Chinese Taipei pair. On Saturday Indian athletes beat the ninth-seeded Tsung-hao Huang and En-shuo Liang, 2-6, 6-3, 10-4. India maintained a stellar streak of at least a gold in each of the six Asian Games editions this century.

This was Bopanna’s second medal at the Asiad after the Indian tennis veteran won the men’s doubles gold at Jakarta 2018 and huge reprieve as well after he shockingly went down in second round of men’s doubles, with partner Yuki Bhambri, earlier this week, a pair that was touted to claim the gold. For Rutuja, meanwhile, it was her maiden medal haul at the continental meet.

This was also India’s second medal in tennis at the Hangzhou Asian Games after the pair of Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni got the silver medal in men’s doubles after losing the final to the Chinese Taipei pair of Jason Jung and Yu-hsiou Hsu.

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