Rohan Bopanna lifted his maiden Grand Slam title by winning the French Open mixed doubles trophy with Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski, becoming only the fourth Indian ever to clinch a Major on Thursday.
Bopanna and Dabrowski, seeded seventh, won the title following a stunning turnaround in the final.
Playing only his second Grand Slam final, Bopanna and Dabrowski saved two match points to eke out a memorable 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 win over Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah.
The Indo-Canadian duo saved two championship points en route their title victory.
It was also the first time that a Canadian woman won the mixed doubles title at Roland Garros.
"Hopefully you've enjoyed that final, there were lots of efforts on both sides," Dabrowski said in the on-court interview after the match.
Here's a look at some of the Twitter reactions after Bopanna's first Grand Slam title at the age of 37.
There were plenty of congratulatory messages from other tennis players and sportspersons
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) June 8, 2017
— Mahesh Bhupathi (@Maheshbhupathi) June 8, 2017
Congratulations @rohanbopanna ! Tense tie breaker at the end .. 👏👍
— Parupalli Kashyap (@parupallik) June 8, 2017
Congratulations @rohanbopanna Sir. So proud to see you bring home a Grand Slam Trophy
— Sakshi Malik (@SakshiMalik) June 8, 2017
— Bengaluru FC (@bengalurufc) June 8, 2017
Lara Dutta, Mahesh Bhupathi wife's, called the win very special
— Lara Dutta Bhupathi (@LaraDutta) June 8, 2017
Sports minister Vijay Goel too congratulated the doubles duo on Twitter
— Vijay Goel (@VijayGoelBJP) June 8, 2017
And finally, Harsha Bhogle reminded all the Indians cricket-watching fans that Bopanna was doing the country proud as well
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) June 8, 2017
Published Date: Jun 08, 2017 06:32 pm | Updated Date: Jun 08, 2017 06:32 pm