Bopanna-Dabrowski beat Farah-Groenefeld to win French Open mixed doubles title

Rohan Bopanna DubaiParis: The Indian-Canadian pair of Rohan Bopanna and Gabriela Dabrowski defeated Robert Farah and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 2-6, 6-2, 12-10 to clinch the mixed doubles French Open title, here on Thursday.

“It’s very special, it's something that you always dream about as a kid,” said Dabrowski.

“It’s truly special. As an athlete, when you start playing tennis, you want to win a Grand Slam,” said Bopanna, adding, "You never know where the journey is going to take you - it feels amazing.”

Bopanna is the fourth Indian to win a Grand Slam title after Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi and Sania Mirza.

Bopanna is also the fourth Indian to become mixed doubles champion at the French Open. Bhupathi was the first -- he won the title with Rika Hiraki of Japan in 1997.

Meanwhile, Dabrowski also created history on Thursday as she became the first Canadian to win a Grand Slam title.