Anand Piramal Plays Pickleball With Sania Mirza And Rohan Bopanna, Jokes It’s “As Big As Australian Open Final”

Feb 9, 2024

Anand Piramal played pickleball with Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna, joked

Anand Piramal with Rohan Bopanna, Sania Mirza and Purav Raja© Instagram

Rohan Bopanna recently came into limelight across the country by winning the Australian Open men's doubles title. Bopanna became the oldest man to win a Grand Slam after winning the Australian Open 2024 men's doubles title partnering Matthew Ebden. Bopanna, who will turn 44 in March this year, also celebrated becoming the oldest number one in men's doubles history by winning the title in Melbourne on Saturday. The second seeds registered a 7-6 (7/0), 7-5 win over unseeded Italian pair Simone Bolelli and Andrea Vavasori at the Rod Laver Arena.

On Friday, he was involved in a pickleball match with industrialist Anand Piramal, tennis star Sania Mirza and Purav Raja. Pickleball is a game that is very similar to tennis and can be played both indoors and outdoors. But the game uses paddles and hollow plastic balls.

Piramal wrote on his Instagram Story, “What a dream to play pickleball with my friend and tennis legend #puravraja against two of the greatest tennis players in the world @mirzasaniar and @rohanbopanna0403 (for bops it was as big as their Australian Open final) ” Which Sania Mirza has shared again.

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Bopanna became only the third Indian to win a men's doubles Grand Slam title. In a high-quality game of tennis, Bopanna and Ebden prevailed in the final that lasted one hour and 39 minutes.

Only the iconic Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi have won major titles for India in men's tennis, while pioneer Sania Mirza has done so in women's tennis.

This is Bopanna's second Grand Slam title, having won the French Open mixed doubles with Canada's Gabriela Dabrowski in 2017.

At the age of 43, Bopanna also became the oldest Grand Slam champion in men's tennis. He bettered the record of Jean-Julien Roger, who won the French Open men's doubles trophy in 2022 with Marcelo Arevola at the age of 40.

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