Australian Matt Ebden and Indian Rohan Bopanna are through to the men’s doubles semifinals at the BNP Paribas Open.
Indian Wells, USA, 16 March 2023 | Leigh Rogers
Matt Ebden and Indian partner Rohan Bopanna have advanced to the men’s doubles semifinals at Indian Wells.
They booked their place in the final four with a 6-4 7-5 victory against Canadian combination Felix Auger-Aliassime and Denis Shapovalov in today’s quarterfinals.
Ebden and Bopanna did not lose serve in the 83-minute meeting, saving all four break points they faced.
Semis ticket booked 🎟
Bopanna/Ebden def. Shapovalov/Auger-Aliassime 6-4, 7-5#TennisParadise | @mattebden @rohanbopanna pic.twitter.com/mZhWA88lfx
— BNP Paribas Open (@BNPPARIBASOPEN) March 16, 2023
This propels 35-year-old Ebden into his career-first semifinal at ATP Masters 1000 level.
It also continues an impressive run of form for world No.37 Ebden and world No.15 Bopanna, who have won nine of their 13 matches together since teaming up this season. This includes a title-winning run at Doha and a runner-up finish at Rotterdam last month.
The in-form duo’s semifinal opponents are yet to be decided. They’ll face either Italians Simone Bolelli and Fabio Fognini or two-time Indian Wells champions John Isner and Jack Sock for a place in the final.
Meanwhile, Storm Hunter is scheduled to play her quarterfinal in the women’s doubles competition tomorrow.
Aussies in action – Indian Wells
Men’s doubles, quarterfinals
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) d Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN)/Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-4 7-5
Women’s doubles, quarterfinals
 Storm Hunter (AUS)/Elise Mertens (BEL) v  Barbora Krejcikova (CZE)/Katerina Siniakova (CZE)
> VIEW: Full Indian Wells women’s doubles draw
Men’s doubles, semifinals
Matt Ebden (AUS)/Rohan Bopanna (IND) v TBC
> VIEW: Full Indian Wells men’s doubles draw
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