Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association (TNTA), organisers of the Chennai Open, Sunday announced a three-year extension of the ATP 250 tournament.
With this extension, South Asia's only ATP tour event will continue to be held here until 2016. The 2013 event was the 18th edition of the tournament in India and 17th in Chennai. Speaking on the agreement M.A. Alagappan, president of TNTA said: "We are delighted to announce that TNTA with the active support and patronage of the Tamil Nadu Government has come to an agreement with IMG Reliance to continue the tournament from 2014 to 2016.
"As the only ATP world tour event in South Asia, the Chennai Open provides a key opportunity for Indian players to compete with the best players in the world. We look forward to three more years of quality tennis in Chennai."