Rohan Bopanna and Rutuja Bhosale gained the gold medal in blended doubles tennis on the nineteenth Asian Video games in Hangzhou on Saturday. It was India’s second medal in tennis on the continental occasion after Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni had gained a silver in males’s doubles on Friday.
Bhosale raised her sport in nick of time whereas seasoned Bopanna stayed strong along with his large serves as India got here from a set all the way down to beat Chinese language Taipei’s Tsung-hao Huang and En-shuo Liang 2-6, 6-3, 10-4 within the title conflict.
India’s two-medal present in tennis is the nation’s worst on the Asian Video games for the reason that flip of the century.
In 2002, India had returned with 4 medals from Busan and within the following editions the nation gained 4 (2006), 5 (2010), 5 (2014) and three (2018) medals.
No singles participant might make it to the medal spherical with hopes Sumit Nagal and Ankita Raina exiting within the quarter-final levels.
The Indian tennis contingent additionally struggled in different workforce occasions with the most important disappointment being the early exit of medal favourites Bopanna and Yuki Bhambri within the males’s doubles.
(with inputs from PTI)