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India's veteran tennis player Rohan Bopanna met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Friday and presented the racket that brought him the Australian Open 2024 title last week. Bopanna shared some pictures of him representing the Australian Open Cup and his racket with Modi and thanked the latter for acknowledging his glory in Melbourne. 

"I had the privilege to meet our honourable Prime Minister Modi ji today," Bopanna wrote in his X post. "This acknowledgement is very humbling & it was my honour to present the very racket that led me to become World No. 1 and the AO grand slam champion. Your grace has left me inspired & encouraged,



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Modi also praised Bopanna for Making India proud at the Australian Open and wished him the best for the future tournament. 

"Glad to have met you Rohan Bopanna," Modi wrote in his reply to Bopanna's post. "Your accomplishment makes India proud and your dedication motivates several people. My best wishes for your endeavours ahead."

The 43-year-old Bengaluru-born Bopanna became the only fourth Indian after legendary Sania Mirza, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati to clinch the Grand Slam title and top the ATP rankings in doubles. Bopanna also scripted history at the Asian Games 2023 in Hangzhou by claiming a Gold medal in the mixed doubles with Rutuja Bhosale.
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