Australian Open Men’s Doubles Final Highlights: Rohan Bopanna Creates History, Becomes Oldest Ever Man To Win Grand Slam


Aus Open Men’s Doubles Final: Rohan Bopanna-Matthew Ebden win© AFP




Aus Open Men’s Doubles Final Highlights: India’s Rohan Bopanna and Australia’s Matthew Ebden created history on Saturday as the duo clinched their maiden Australian Open men’s doubles title. The duo defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in straight sets 7-6, 7-5 to claim the historic win. The 43-year-old Bopanna became the oldest-ever man to win a Grand Slam title. Earlier in the day, Belarus star Aryna Sabalenka defeated China’s Qinwen Zheng 6-3, 6-2 in the final to defend her women’s singles title. 

Here are the Highlights of Australian Open Men’s Doubles final from Melbourne







  • 18:29 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: A long wait for Grand Slam title comes to an end

    It was Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden’s maiden title as a team and Bopanna’s first in men’s doubles after 60 previous Grand Slams — a record for most attempts before winning. Bopanna’s only previous Grand Slam win was at the 2017 French Open in mixed doubles, with Canada’s Gabriela Dabrowski. It was Ebden’s second men’s doubles title after winning Wimbledon in 2022 with fellow Australian Max Purcell.

  • 18:14 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Historic moment for Bopanna

    Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden give a terrific performance in the final of men’s doubles of Australian Open against Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. This win was a historic moment for the duo as it was their maiden Grand Slam title. It is another huge feat for Bopanna, who becomes the oldest-ever man to earn his Grand Slam title. 

  • 18:03 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden win, create history

    A historical moment has been unfolded today as the pair of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden has won the men’s doubles Australian Open 2024 final on Saturday. The duo defeated Italy’s Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori in straight sets 7-6, 7-5 in a thrilling encounter. 

  • 17:58 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden one game away from win

    In the 11th game of the second set, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden register 40-0 scoreline and claim 6-5 lead against Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. The duo is now just one game away from claiming the Australian Open men’s doubles title. 

  • 17:50 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bolelli/Vavassori takes lead

    The second set is turning out to be a thrilling encounter, just like the first one. In the ninth game, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori give a dominating performance as Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden fail to give a counter attack. The game ends with a scoreline of 40-15 in the favour of the Italians, as they take 5-4 lead in the second set. 

  • 17:37 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden hold serve

    Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are facing a tough competition against Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. After trailing 2-3, the duo bounces back in style and registers 40-15 scoreline in the sixth game. The scoreline of the second set is currently levelled at 3-3. 

  • 17:29 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bolelli/Vavassori hold serve

    In the second game of the second set, Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden equalize the score 40-15 scoreline. However, Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori bounce back in the third game and registers 40-30, to take 2-1 lead in the second set. 

  • 17:20 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bolelli/Vavassori off to good start

    After losing the first set, the duo of Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori is off to a good start in the first game of next set. In the opening match., the Italian duo comfortably dominates Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden and register a scoreline of 40-15, to take 1-0 lead in the second set. 

  • 17:14 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden wins 1st set

    Brilliant!!! After a long, thrilling battle, the duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden wins the first set of the men’s doubles final. After taking the game in tie-breaker, Bopanna and Ebden show dominating performance and claim 7-0 win against Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori. The first set is won by Bopanna/Ebden 7-6. 

  • 17:09 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: 1st set goes in tie-break

    The Italian duo of Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori holds the nerves and gives a dominating performance in 12th game. The duo registers 40-0 lead against Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden as the first set enters tie-break. All eyes are now on the deciding round. 

  • 17:05 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden inching closer to win 1st set

    The eleventh game of the first set turns out to be a lengthy one as both the pairs gave a tough fight. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden take the serve and take 15-0 lead. Later, the Italian duo bounces back and battle gets neck-to-neck. The game goes in deuce, where Bopanna and Ebden emerge victorious to take 6-5 lead in the first set. 

  • 16:54 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden holds serve

    Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are maintaining their dominance in the first set. In the ninth match, the duo comfortably dominates the Italian pair and claims a win with a scoreline of 40-15. The first set currently reads Bopanna/Ebden 5: 4 Bolelli/Vavassori. 

  • 16:44 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: A thrilling first set

    The first set is going ahead like a rollercoaster ride as both the duos are giving a tough competition to each other. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden registers a scoreline of 40-15 to claim a win in the fifth game. Later,  Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori bounce back in the sixth game and wins it by 40-15 to equalize the first set 3-3. 

  • 16:38 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Tough fight from both ends

    Both the duos are putting up a great fight in the men’s doubles finals. In the third game of the first set, the duo of Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden registers a scoreline of 40-30, to take 2-1 lead. However, Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori bounce back in the fourth match as take game into deuce and claims a win. The scoreline of first set is levelled at 2-2. 

  • 16:30 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bolelli/Vavassori equalizes

    After losing the first game, the duo of Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori bounces back in the second game. The game begins with the Italian duo taking 15-0 lead, which gets equalized by Bopanna/Ebden. Later, the duo makes it 40-40 and takes the game in deuce, where Bolelli and Vavassori wins.

  • 16:21 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden holds serve

    Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden are off to a terrific start in the final of men’s doubles match. In the opening game of the first set, the duo registers a scoreline of 40-0 and takes 1-0 lead. 

  • 16:19 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: We are underway

    The Australian Open men’s doubles final match begins. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden will be aiming for a dominating performance against Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori. Bopanna and Ebden will be taking the first serve. 

  • 16:13 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Players take their position

    Rohan Bopanna/Matthew Ebden and Simone Bolelli/Andrea Vavassori have taken the court. The Australian Open 2024 men’s doubles final match will begin shortly. 

  • 15:56 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna’s massive record

    In the process of entering the final, Rohan Bopanna broke his own record of being the oldest man at a Grand Slam final. It is the first time ever that Bopanna has entered the Australian Open final. In the last Grand Slam he played (US Open 2023), Bopanna and Ebden had entered the final as well.

  • 15:51 (IST)

    AUS Open Live: Bopanna-Ebden’s victory in semis

    India’s Rohan Bopanna and partner Matthew Ebden reach the Australia Open men’s doubles tennis final, beating the pair of Thomas Machac and Zhang Zhishen in a thrilling 3-set semi-final. The pairing of Bopanna-Ebden won the game 6-3, 3-6, 10-7 to enter the final. 

  • 15:39 (IST)

    Aus Open Live: Sabalenka’s night in Melbourne!

    Aryna Sabalenka has won the women’s singles title after a straight sets win over China’s Qinwen Zheng. Back-to-back titles for the Belarusian at Rod Laver Arena

  • 15:38 (IST)

    Aus Open Live: Hello!

    Greetings and a very welcome to our live blog of the Australian Open men’s doubles final. Rohan Bopanna and Matthew Ebden take on the Italians Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavassori.

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