Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Australian teammate Matthew Ebden were eliminated from the men's doubles event at Wimbledon after a straight-set loss to top seeds Wesley Koolhof from the Netherlands and Neal Skupski from Great Britain in the semifinals on Thursday. 

Despite their efforts, Bopanna and Ebden, who were seeded sixth, lost the match 5-7 4-6 after a battle lasting one hour and 26 minutes. Unfortunately, Bopanna, aged 43, missed the opportunity to become the oldest Grand Slam champion in the Open Era for singles, doubles, or mixed doubles. Bopanna was the sole Indian representative in the Wimbledon competition.

Semi Final D efeat Ends Memorable Run

The combination of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden secured a hard-fought victory of 6-7(3), 7-5, 6-2 against Tallon Griekspoor and Bart Stevens from the Netherlands, setting the stage for a semifinal encounter with Neal Skupski and Wesley Koolhof. Bopanna and Ebden displayed remarkable resilience, recovering from being a set down to triumph over their opponents in the quarterfinals.

Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden have formed a partnership in men's doubles that dates back to 2018. Over the years, they have joined forces in various tournaments, showcasing their skills as a team on the tennis court. Bopanna and Ebden have achieved success together by clinching two ATP titles. Additionally, Bopanna has made his mark in mixed doubles at Grand Slam events, reaching the final of the Australian Open earlier this year alongside Sania Mirza.