AITA to recommend Rohan Bopanna's name for Arjuna Award

| Updated: Jun 09, 2017 22:22 IST

New Delhi [India], June 9 (ANI): After Rohan Bopanna's French Open mixed doubles success, the All India Tennis Association (AITA) on Friday decided to recommend his name for the prestigious Arjuna award. Bopanna clinched his first Grand Slam title by lifting the mixed doubles trophy at the Roland Gaross with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski. The seventh-seeded Indo-Canadian pair staged a comeback after losing the opening set and defeated Lena Groenefeld and Farah 6-2, 2-6, 12-10 in a summit clash that lasted for one hour and six minutes at Court Philippe Chatrier. With the feat, Bopanna became only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title after Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza. It was also the only second time that the 37-year-old from Bengaluru made it to finals of the grand slam event.(ANI)