Rohan Bopanna, the doubles star for India and a seasoned Tennis player, is training hard for the 2023 Asian Games. His season has been outstanding thus far, as he and Australian Matthew Ebden won ATP titles in Qatar along with Indian Wells, respectively.
The pair has had a lot of success this year, and their most recent triumph, a US Open final appearance, has given their respective countries great pride.
Rohan Bopanna is now concentrating on the forthcoming Davis Cup World Group II match versus Morocco at the Vijayant Khand Mini Stadium before the Asian Games as well as the 2024 Paris Olympics. The Indian wonder, who will be competing in his final Davis Cup match, hopes to win and represent his nation with honour.
There is nothing bigger than playing for India at the Davis Cup: Rohan Bopanna
Rohan Bopanna made time out of his rain-drenched 50th and last Davis Cup match to speak exclusively to Sportskeeda about his fondest memories of the nation-versus-nation competition and his affection for representing India.
He said, “It’s actually been great to have been part of the Davis Cup since 2002,” Bopanna said. “The fantastic atmosphere this competition brings, along with travelling with so many different players and getting to know them personally and being part of the team has been great. It’s the biggest place and proudest feeling to represent your country. And there is nothing bigger than playing for India at the Davis Cup.”
Even though India is ranked higher than Morocco in the ATP rankings table and athletes like Sumit Nagal and Ankita Raina performed significantly better than their Moroccan counterparts, Rohan Bopanna was respectful of his opponents’ skill and cautioned against getting carried away when discussing India’s chances against Morocco. He also emphasised India’s momentum going into the crucial match.
As part of the Indian men’s delegation, Rohan Bopanna is competing in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, with Sumit Nagal, Yuki Bhambri, Saketh Myneni, Mukund Sasikumar, and Ramkumar Ramanathan.