Bopanna and his Canadian partner, seeded 7th, shocked third seeds Andrea Hlavackova and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 7-5 6-3 in the semifinals.This is only the 2nd time in his career that Bopanna had reached the summit clash of a Grand Slam. In 2010, he made the final of US Open with Pakistani parter Aisam-ulhaq- Qureshi and lost to legendary Bryan brothers — Bob and Mike. India’s Rohan Bopanna have an opportunity to become only the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam trophy by reaching the French Open mixed doubles finalround with partner Gabriela Dabrowski, in Paris on Wednesday. They will now fight with Germany’s Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Colombia’s Robert Farah, who knocked out Casey Dellacqua and Rajeev Ram 6-7(5) 6-3 10-5 in other semifinal contest. Only Bopanna to survive in the tournament after the exits of Paes and Sania.

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