Chennai Open

  • Chennai Open title is special for me, says Wawrinka January 5, 2014

    Chennai: Since he does not have many trophies to show in his cabinet, Chennai Open title, like his previous four victories is very special, says Swiss world number eight Stanislas Wawrinka. Top seed Wawrinka scored a clinical 7-5, 6-2 win over French Edouard Roger-Vasselin to win his second Chennai Open title,...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka clinches his second Chennai Open title January 5, 2014

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka lifted his fifth ATP World Tour title and second Chennai Open trophy after a convincing straight sets win over Edouard Roger-Vasselin in the final on Sunday. The world number eight, who won a title here in 2011, scored a dominating 7-5 6-2 win in the summit...
  • Wawrinka, Roger-Vasselin in Chennai Open title round January 4, 2014

    Chennai: World No.8 Stanislas Wawrinka and Eduard Roger-Vasselin survived close semi-final matches here on Saturday to make it to the title round of the Aircel Chennai Open. The 28-year-old Swiss Wawrinka, winner here in 2011, looked relieved when Canadian World No.32 Vasek Pospisil conceded the match due to a sore lower...
  • Yuki Bhambri bows out as Indian challenge ends at Chennai Open January 4, 2014

    Chennai: Yuki Bhambri and India's singles challenge came crashing down at the ATP Chennai Open as the the Delhi youngster lost his quarter final 3-6 3-6 to fifth seed Canadian Vasek Pospisil on Friday. It was a humongous task for India's big hope Yuki to take on the world number 32...
  • Fabio Fognini's retirement sends Yuki Bhambri to Chennai Open quarters January 2, 2014

    Chennai: Yuki Bhambri became only the third Indian to reach the singles quarter-finals of an ATP World Tour event at home, after winning his second round against an unfit world number 16 Fabio Fognini, here Thursday. It was the biggest win of Yuki's career when the formidable Italian, who struggled due...
  • Wawrinka moves to quarter-finals, Youzhny pulls out January 1, 2014

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka scored a clinical 6-3 6-1 win over Benjamin Becker to progress to the quarter-finals of the ATP Chennai Open even as second seed Michael Youzhny conceded his singles match in yet another player pull out on Wednesday. Title favourite and world number eight Wawrinka needed just...
  • Chennai Open: Young guns do India proud January 1, 2014

    Former Davis Cup captain Nandan Bal talks about the performance of some of the young Indian players at the ongoing Chennai Open. ...
  • Yuki stuns higher-rated Busta, Somdev exits in first round December 31, 2013

    Chennai: Home sensation and wild card entrant Yuki Bhambri on Tuesday sprung a surprise by upsetting higher-rated Pablo Carreno Busta of Spain to enter the second round even as compatriot Somdev Devvarman made a shocking first round exit at the ATP Chennai Open, here. Yuki, ranked 195 in the world, took...
  • Chennai Open: Vasek Pospisil beats Kyle Edmund to enter 2nd round December 30, 2013

    Fifth-seeded Vasek Pospisil of Canada beat wild-card entry Kyle Edmund of Britain 6-3, 7-5 Monday to reach the second round of the Chennai Open. The 23-year-old Pospisil saved all four break points he faced and converted two of the ones he created to wrap up the win in 81 minutes. The lanky...
  • Bopanna-Qureshi: the Indo-Pak Express re-unite December 30, 2013

    Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi are back together as a pair and are ready to rekindle the magic that took them to the US Open final in 2010. ...
  • Chennai Open: Ramkumar to face Somdev in first round December 30, 2013

    Chennai: Living up to the hopes of local fans, young Ramkumar Ramanathan stormed into singles main draw of the Chennai Open after a hard-fought win over higher-ranked Slovakian Norbert Gombos in the final round of the qualifiers on Tuesday. Ramkumar, ranked 526, ousted Gombos, who is ranked 197, 7-6(3), 3-6, 6-3...
  • I love coming back to Chennai, says tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka December 30, 2013

    Chennai: World number eight and former champion Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday said he loves coming here for the Aircel Chennai Open as he considers the city a nice place to start the season due to its weather and crowd support. The Swiss, who won the event in 2011 after finishing runner-up...
  • India look to Somdev, Yuki as Chennai Open begins on Monday December 29, 2013

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman would be India's best bet while Yuki Bhambri is expected to carry his good from into the new season which is full of new challenges for the Indian players as ATP Aircel Chennai Open begins, here on Monday. India have three players in the singles main draw, which...
  • Chennai Open: Somdev draws qualifier, Yuki gets tough opener December 28, 2013

    Chennai: India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman was on Saturday drawn to a play a qualifier while wild cards Yuki Bhambri and Jeeven Nedunchehziyan will have to fight it out with top-100 players in their first rounds at the Chennai Open. Ranked, 195, Yuki found world number 64 Spaniard Pablo Carreno...
  • Hope to make another strong appearance in Chennai: Wawrinka December 27, 2013

    Chennai: World No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka had a terrific 2013 and he is keen to start the coming year on a high at one of his favourite tours, Chennai Open, to be held here from December 30 to January 5. The 28-year-old, who is visiting the city for the sixth consecutive...
  • Injured Tipsarevic pulls out of Chennai Open December 25, 2013

    Chennai: Defending champion Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia has withdrawn from the ATP Chennai Open Tennis tournament due to a rupture on the heel tendon he sustained in Valencia in October this year. The World No.36 said in a statement here that he is still to recover fully from the two-month-old injury....
  • Yuki Bhambri, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan get wild cards for Chennai Open December 24, 2013

    Chennai: India's top singles players Yuki Bhambri and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan were on Tuesday awarded wild card entries to compete in the USD 450,000 Chennai Open, beginning Monday here. India's highest-ranked player Somdev Devvarman (90) had made it to the main draw after Estonia's Jurgen Zopp pulled out with a back injury. There...
  • Somdev gets Chennai Open main draw berth December 18, 2013

    Chennai: India's Somdev Devvarman was included in the main draw of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Dec 30 Jan 5 after Estonia's Jurgen Zopp pulled out with a back injury. Devvarman, the World No.90, will be spearheading India's representation at the $450,000 tournament. Cutting off...
  • I can now challenge the best on big stage: Wawrinka December 9, 2013

    New Delhi: After emerging as a force to reckon with in the 2013 season, Swiss tennis star Stanislas Wawrinka says he feels mentally stronger and can challenge the very best on the big stage. Wawrinka, set to compete in the Chennai Open later this month, was labelled as a player, who...
  • Janko Tipsarevic, Stanislas Wawrinka to play in Chennai Open November 21, 2013

    Chennai: Defending champion Janko Tipsarevic along with world number 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, Mikhail Youzhny (15) and Fabio Fognini (16) will compete in the 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open, starting December 30. A total of 21 players from the draw released on Thursday are ATP ranked between eight and 89,...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka confirms participation in Chennai Open November 18, 2013

    Chennai: World Number eight Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday confirmed his participation in the 19th edition of the Chennai Open, India's only ATP World Tour tennis event, starting December 30. Last year, Wawrinka had partnered Frenchman Benoit Paire to lift the doubles title. The Olympic doubles gold medallist will be participating in...
  • Chennai Open contract extended for three years January 6, 2013

    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...
  • Paire-Wawrinka win Chennai Open men's doubles January 6, 2013

    Chennai: Benoit Paire and Stanislas Wawrinka easily won the doubles title defeating Germans Andre Begemann and Martin Emmerich 6-2, 6-1, in a rather disappointing 56-minute final of the Chennai Open tennis tournament here Sunday. The victory, their first, was worth $23,950 and 250 ATP ranking points while the Germans picked...
  • Relieved Tipsarevic finally wins Chennai Open January 6, 2013

    Chennai: Serbian world number nine Janko Tipsarevic overcame early jitters to stave off Spaniard Roberto Bautista-Agut's challenge and win the Chennai Open on Sunday. The number two seed and last year's finalist Tipsarevic lost the first set but found his rhythm back to beat the unseeded 24-year old 3-6, 6-1, 6-3...
  • Bedene will soon break into top 50: Tipsarevic January 5, 2013

    Chennai: Second-seeded Serbian Janko Tipsarevic is happy to make it to the second final but brushed aside 'favourites' tag ahead of the final. Addressing a post-match media conference, Tipsarevic said "All the three other semi-finalists were unseeded players and it is always tough to play them. They get the liberty...
  • Tipsarevic enters Chennai Open final January 5, 2013

    Chennai: Second seed Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia lived dangerously before prevailing over Slovakia's Aljaz Bedene 4-6 6-2 6-2 to enter the final of the Aircel ATP Chennai Open Tennis Tournament here on Saturday. In the match that lasted 125 minutes, the 23-year-old Bedene kept up the momentum of his Friday's...
  • Indian challenge ends at Chennai Open after Somdev's exit January 5, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian challenge ended at the Chennai Open tournament on Saturday with Somdev Devvarman and his Ukrainian partner Sergiy Stakhovsky losing their doubles quarter-final match to Thai brothers Sanchal and Sonchat Ratiwatana in straight sets. The Indian-Ukrainian pair lost 3-6, 5-7 to the Thai twins in 66 minutes past...
  • Top-seeded Berdych knocked out of Chennai Open January 5, 2013

    Chennai: Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain upset top-seeded Tomas Berdych 7-5, 2-6, 6-3 on Friday in the quarter-finals of the Chennai Open, and two other favourites were also eliminated. Third-seeded Marin Cilic of Croatia lost 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 to Benoit Paire of France while fourth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland was beaten...
  • Marin Cilic, Stanislas Wawrinka ousted from Chennai Open January 4, 2013

    Chennai: Strong title contenders Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka, who was also the defending champion, were knocked out of the Chennai Open by their respective opponents, here on Friday. French fifth seed Benoit Paire handed two-time champion and third seed Cilic a 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat in the quarter-final, which lasted...
  • Bhupathi, Nestor bow out of Chennai Open January 3, 2013

    Chennai: The Indian challenge in the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament effectively ended when top seeded duo of Mahesh Bhupathi and Canadian Daniel Nestor, playing in their first event together, went down 4-6, 5-7 to South African Raven Klaasen and American Nicholas Monroe in the doubles quarter-finals here on...