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Rohan Bopanna/Divij Sharan gift India the Men’s Doubles Tennis gold at the Asian Games

Top seeds Rohan Bopanna and Divij Sharan claimed India’s second gold of the day by winning the Men’s Doubles Tennis final at the Asian Games 2018. Bopanna and Sharan defeated Aleksander Bublik and Denis Yevseyev of Kazakhstan 6-3 6-4 in 52 minutes.

The Indians were 4-1 ahead within 20 minutes of the match. They broke Bublik and Yevseyev at the very first opportunity they got. The top seeds got the set by 6-3. The second set went slightly better for Bublik and Yevseyev as they kept their serves. But At 3-3, Bopanna and Sharan clinched the all-important break to go up and ultimately got the set by 6-4.

India have claimed the Men’s Doubles gold on four occasions at the Games. Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes claimed back-to-back gold medals in the 2002 and 2006 Games. In 2018 Somdev Devvarman and Sanam Singh won the gold.

 

About Poulomi Kundu

PoulomiKundu started her career in 2000 as a freelance journalist in Hindustan Times. Soon after she was selected an intern in Zee News, Kolkata. After her post- graduation in English, Poulomi joined the leading television production house of eastern India, Rainbow Productions. She was a journalist in Khas Khobor, a Bengali news magazine programme in Doordarshan and also headed the post production department of another programme, Khas Kolkata. In 2004, Poulomi moved to Delhi as a creative writer in an advertising agency, Brand Stewards Pvt. Ltd. In 2005, she again shifted her base for a better opportunity and that in Mumbai. There she got the job in Raa Media Pvt Ltd. as an associate director of two programmes for Doordarshan-Yuva and Paisa Vasool. In the meantime, she also wrote features in DNA as a freelancer. Poulomi directs promotional videos, develops scripts for films for Corporate and NGOs. But an ardent sports lover, Poulomi always had an urge to contribute somewhere in the field of sports. Her love for sports started from an early age when she played gully cricket and football for local teams. Academics and professional hazards sometimes took her away from her passion, but it never died in her. She always nurtured the never-ending dream. So she materialized her dream in the form of ‘SPORTSAVOUR’. It is an online sports portal that serves sports with the tagline ‘For the indigenous, unconventional, unknown’.

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