French Open: Bopanna-Gabriela eye maiden mixed doubles Grand Slam title

Paris [France], June 8 : Indian tennis ace Rohan Bopanna and his Canadian partner Gabriela Dabrowski will take on the pair of Germany's Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia's Robert Farah in the summit showdown of the French Open mixed doubles' event here on Thursday.

The Indo-Candaian pair booked their place in the finals after brushing aside third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5, 6-3 in their last-four clash.

It was only for the second time that Bopanna made it to the has reached a summit clash of a Grand Slam.

The first time the Indian tennis player stormed into the final during US Open men's doubles in 2010 with Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq-Qureshi before they eventually lost to the Bryan brothers-Bob and Mike.

If Bopanna manages to clinch the title, he will become only the fourth Indian to claim a Grand Slam Trophy, with the other three being- Sania Mirza, Leander Paes, and Mahesh Bhupati.

Source: ANI