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Rohan Bopanna conferred with Padma Shri after becoming oldest Grand Slam champion

Rohan Bopanna conferred with Padma Shri after becoming oldest Grand Slam champion

Bopanna is just the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam. He's also the oldest No. 1 Masters and Grand Slam champion in men's doubles.

21 years after becoming a professional tennis player, Rohan Bopanna has been conferred with the Padma Shri, the highest civilian honor an Indian can receive. The world’s No. 1 ranked men’s doubles player has been awarded for his excellence in the field of sports. The 44-year-old was conferred with the award in Delhi by India’s President Droupadi Murmu.

Bopanna is having a career-best season in 2024. In January, he won the Australian Open and became the oldest No. 1 and the oldest Grand Slam champion in men’s doubles tennis. He’s also won the Miami Open 2024 in March and became the oldest Masters 1000 title champion in history.

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Rohan Bopanna Grand Slam record

ResultTournamentEventYear
WinnerAustralian OpenMen’s doubles2024
Runner-upUS OpenMen’s doubles2010, 2023
WinnerFrench OpenMixed doubles2017
Runner-upAustralian OpenMixed doubles2018
Runner-upAustralian OpenMixed doubles2023
Runner-upWimbledonMen’s doubles2012, 2015
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