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Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden have advanced to the US Open doubles final

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Bopanna will be playing in his second Grand Slam men’s doubles final.

India’s Rohan Bopanna and his Australian partner Matthew Ebden advanced to the US Open final with a straight-set triumph over Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut on Thursday.

This will be Bopanna’s second appearance in a Grand Slam men’s doubles final.

The sixth-seeded Indo-Australian pair, who reached the Wimbledon Championships quarterfinals earlier this year, defeated the French combination 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the hard court major semifinals.

A Grand slam finalist in the Open era, the 43-year-old Indian made history by accomplishing this feat. Bopanna outlasted Daniel Nestor of Canada by two months, who set the previous record when he participated in a Major final at the age of 43 years and 4 months.

Interestingly, Bopanna also contested in his first Major final at the US Open in 2010, alongside Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi.

At the Louis Armstrong stadium, Bopanna and Ebden will face the winner of the other semifinal, which will feature the American team of Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury and the Croatian-American duo of Ivan Dodig and Austin Krajicek.

Bopanna has already been eliminated from the mixed doubles event after losing in the second round to Indonesian partner Aldila Sutjiadi.

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