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.