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Bengaluru, 02 November, 2021
he Karnataka State Lawn Tennis Association has applauded ace tennis player Rohan Bopanna for being conferred the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award, announced by the Karnataka Government on the eve of Karnataka Rajyotsava here on Monday.
“Hearty congratulations to Shri. Rohan Bopanna for being bestowed with Karnataka Rajyotsava Award by the Karnataka Government. We are extremely proud and thrilled,” said Mr. R Ashoka, President KSLTA and Minister for Revenue, Government of Karnataka. "Shri. Rohan Bopanna has been inspiring youngsters and has been a pride of Karnataka and Kodagu, being the first Kannadiga to win a Grand Slam title and representing India in Davis Cup for many years now and also flying the tri-colour high in the Global Tennis tour," he added.
“I am very happy to receive the prestigious Rajyotsava Award. It is truly an honour to receive the Award when it's one of the highest civilian awards and especially when the State recognises your achievements and honours you. I am grateful and thankful to everyone who believed I deserved this award,” said Rohan Bopanna from St. Petersburg, Russia where he is currently present for an ATP Tour event.
Bopanna who started playing tennis at the age of 11, went on to achieve his highest doubles rankings (World No.3) in 2013. Currently ranked No.42, the 41-year-old has 19 career titles to his credit. He has also been a member of the Indian Davis Cup Team since 2002. He is only the fourth Indian to win a Gram Slam title after partnering Gabriela Dabrowski to claim the mixed doubles honours at the French Open in 2017. A runner-up finish at the US Open doubles event in 2010 is one of his career highs.
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