Asian Games: Bopanna-Bhosale pair enters mixed doubles final, beating Chinese Taipeitext_fields
Hangzhou: India’s mixed doubles team of Rohan Bopanna and Rutja Bhosale on Friday paved their way to the final of the Asian Games tennis tournament after registering a 6-1, 3-6, 10-4 against Chinese Taipei’s Yu-hsiou Hsu and Hao-ching Chang in the semifinal.
The Indian pair secured the initial set in a swift 28 minutes, gaining an early advantage.
However, in the second set, the third-seeded Chinese Taipei duo made a comeback, equalising the match and prompting a 10-point tie-breaker set.
Then, Bopanna and Bhosale emerged victorious in the tie-breaker, scoring six crucial points, consequently earning a spot in the mixed doubles final.
India will play the other Chinese Taipei pair Tsung-hao Huang and En-shuo Liang in the final match on Saturday.
Notably, Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale are on the verge of securing their maiden Asian Games mixed doubles medal, guaranteeing at least a silver, a significant achievement for both players.
In the history of the Asian Games, the Indian team has accumulated a total of six mixed doubles medals, comprising two gold, silver, and bronze medals each.
With inputs from IANS