CHENNAI OPEN 2012

  • BopannaRam pair advances to quarterfinals of Chennai Open January 2, 2013

    Chennai: India's Rohan Bopanna and Indiaborn American Rajeev Ram progressed with ease into the doubles event quarterfinals of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament here Wednesday. The third seeded pair took just an hour to dispose off Lu YenHsun (Tpe) and Go Soeda (Japan) 64, 63 and they will take...
  • Berdych careful ahead of clash against Somdev January 2, 2013

    Chennai: World number six and top seed Tomas Berdych Wednesday gave Somdev Devvarman due respect and said he is "careful" ahead of his secondround match against the Indian in the Chennai Open here Thursday. "He is playing at home but I will try to stick to my plan and try my...
  • 2012, one of my best years in ATP circuit: Bopanna December 31, 2012

    New Delhi: He was unwittingly dragged into the biggest controversy to rock Indian tennis this year, but ace doubles player Rohan Bopanna still considers the past 12 months as "one of the best" of his career. "It's been a great year with all the ups and downs. It's definitely one of...
  • Winning first 2 matches is priority for Cilic December 29, 2012

    Chennai: Twotime champion and world number 15 Marin Cilic is not looking beyond his first match of the new season as he prepares for the Chennai Open, where he won consecutive titles in 2010 and 2011. The third seeded lanky Cilic, who had to skip the 2012 event due to an...
  • Tough openers for Yuki and Somdev at Chennai Open December 29, 2012

    Chennai: India's singles challengers at the Chennai Open today drew tough firstround opponents as Yuki Bhambri was pitted against world number 56 Dutch Robin Haase while comeback man Somdev Devvarman will open his campaign against Czech Jann Hajek, ranked 106. Both Yuki, ranked 217, and Somdev (663) have been granted wild...
  • Chennai Open: 2 Indian doubles pairs granted wild cards December 28, 2012

    Chennai: Indian tennis players, including Vishnu Vardhan and Sanam Singh, have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of the Chennai Open, the organisers announced here on Friday. While Vishnu will be joining hands with Sanam, Tamil Nadu duo of N Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will form...
  • Bopanna to pair with Ram at Chennai Open December 26, 2012

    Chennai: Ace India doubles player Rohan Bopanna is all set to partner USbased Rajeev Ram at the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from December 31 to January 6. Bopanna and Ram had earlier appeared as a team at the Australian Open in 2008, where they proceeded...
  • Paes tightlipped about partner for Olympics January 1, 2012

    Chennai: Having split with Mahesh Bhupathi for the third time, Leander Paes on Sunday declined to state who he will partner at the London Olympics later this year, but asserted that his priority would be to stay injuryfree through the rather cramped season. "Both are my priorities," he said, referring to...
  • Four Indians get wild cards for Chennai Open December 28, 2011

    Chennai: Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and N Sriram Balaji along with Ramkumar Ramanathan and Mohit Mayur have been given wild card entries into the doubles main draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open to be held here from January 2 to 8. It will be their maiden appearance at the Chennai Open for...
  • Chenai Open: Somdev reflects on tough job ahead December 26, 2011

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman has struggled at the Chennai Open after his breakthrough year in 2009, but the Indian tennis ace is determined to improve his record at his home event though he admitted that the road ahead would not be smooth. Somdev had reached the final in 2009, losing the title...
  • Tipsarevic leads field for 2012 Chennai Open November 24, 2011

    Chennai: World number nine Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and world number 10 Nicolas Almagro of Spain will feature in a strong lineup of stars for the 17th ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament commencing here from January 2 next year. Somdev Devvarman, who had his formative years in this city and...