Date of birth: 4th March, 1980
Birthplace: Bengaluru, Karnataka

ROHAN
BOPANNA

Tennis

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Hailing from the district of Kodagu in Karnataka, Rohan Bopanna ranks among the most premier tennis players of the country, specializing on grass courts.

Rohan took to Tennis at the age of 11 but continued to play hockey and football until deciding to pursue tennis professionally at the age of 19

His powerful serve coupled with his huge on court presence has made him one of the most coveted doubles players on the international tennis circuit.

He made his debut for India in 2002 and since then has been flying the flag of our nation with utmost dignity and honour, reminiscent of his personality that has made him so popular amongst his fellow professional tennis players

Over the years, Rohan has partnered with numerous players in both men’s doubles and mixed doubles tournaments across the globe. In 2017, Rohan went on to win his first grand slam by winning the French Open in the mixed doubles event along with his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski.

To commemorate his contribution to the sport, Rohan was awarded the Arjuna Award in 2018.

Having been an influential tennis player for a number of years, Rohan has set up his own Tennis Academy in Bengaluru to inspire the next generation of tennis players into representing our nation at the international stage and develop tennis at the grassroots level.

A certified barista, Rohan also has his own line of coffee- Rohan Bopanna Master Blend, the beans of which are sourced from his coffee estate in Coorg. The Madapur Club in Coorg has also named a stand on his name.

Milestone
  • Winner, Men’s Doubles, Exxonmobil Open, Doha, Qatar, 2020
  • Winner, Men’s Doubles, Tata Open, Maharashtra, 2019
  • Winner, Men’s Doubles, Tata Open, Maharashtra, 2018
  • Gold Medal, Asian Games, 2018
  • Winner – Monte-Carlo Masters 2017
  • Winner – Vienna Open 2017
  • Arjuna Award - 2018