CHENNAI OPEN

  • Leander Paes-Raven Klaasen fail to cross final hurdle at Chennai Open January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Yen-Hsun Lu and Jonathan Marray outplayed top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen to win the men's doubles title at the Chennai Open tennis tournament on Sunday. Paes and his 99th doubles partner Klaasen tried their best before going down 3-6, 6-7 (4) to a superior pair on the day. Despite...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka retains Chennai Open after taming Aljaz Bedene January 11, 2015

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka dismantled the challenge of a rampaging Aljaz Bedene with ease as the Swiss World No. 4 retained the Chennai Open title with a straight sets win in the summit clash, on Sunday. Bedene's remarkable run in the tournament ended with a tame 3-6 4-6 defeat against...
  • Bedene knocks out Bautista Agut, sets up final with Wawrinka January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Continuing his giant-killing spree, Slovenian qualifier Aljaz Bedene knocked out third seed and world number 15 Roberto Bautista Agut to set up the Chennai Open summit clash with top seed and defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka, here on Saturday. The 25-year-old Bedene, ranked as low as 156, shocked his Spaniard opponent...
  • New methods of court preparation killed serve and volley: Leander Paes January 10, 2015

    Chennai: Leander Paes on Saturday lamented that the fascinating serve and volley style is not there to be seen in modern tennis and of all the current players only Feliciano Lopez and Novak Djokovic are the ones who play well on the net. Paes, who even at 41 is agile while...
  • Leander Paes on course for seventh Chennai Open title January 9, 2015

    Chennai: Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen eased into the men's doubles final with a clinical win over Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta and Guillermo Garcia-Lopez at the Chennai Open tennis tournament here today. Then Indo-South African had little difficulty in beating the Spaniards 6-3 6-3 on the main court of...
  • Paes-Klaasen keep top billing, enter Chennai Open semis January 8, 2015

    Top seeds Leander Paes and Raven Klaasen of South Africa lived up to their billing and entered the semifinals of the men's doubles event at the ATP Chennai Open with a hard-fought win over Indian pair of Mahesh Bhupathi and Saketh Myneni, here on Thursday. The Paes-Klaasen combination came from a...
  • Agut, Bedene advance to Chennai Open quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Qualifier Aljaz Bedene from Slovakia defied the ATP rankings and reputation to knock out second seeded and World No.14 Feliciano Lopez 6-4, 6-4 to enter the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Thursday. The 25-year old Bedene, semi-finalist here in 2013 when he beat Stan Wawrinka, then No.17...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi wins doubles pre-quarters January 8, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Mahesh Bhupathi, teaming up with compatriot Saketh Myneni won a hard fought doubles pre-quarterfinal match to set up a mouth-watering clash with his former partner Leander Paes at the ATP Chennai Open tournament. The Indian fans' hopes of seeing their tennis heroes Bhupathi and Paes play against...
  • Stanislas Wawrinka happy with his showing in season opener January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Defending champion and top seed Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland today expressed satisfaction after winning his first match of the season at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Wednesday. "I am happy winning the first match of new season. It is a good win for me. Look forward to...
  • David Goffin gets into Chennai Open quarters January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Fourth seed David Goffin of Belgium became the first player to enter the men's singles quarterfinals at the Chennai Open tennis tournament by getting past Ricardas Berankis of Lithuania here on Wednesday. Goffin, ranked 22, had to bring in his experience especially in the tie breaker of the deciding before...
  • Leander Paes enters Chennai Open 2nd round with straight sets win January 7, 2015

    Chennai: Indian tennis veteran Leander Paes, teaming up with South African Ravfen Klaasen, Tuesday made a winning start to his Chennai Open doubles campaign, notching up a comfortable straight sets victory in the first round. Top seeded Paes and Klaasen won their first round match against Andrea haider Maurer of Austria...
  • Somdev Devvarman crashes out of Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman choked after initially showing promise as he lost to sixth seed Yen Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in straight sets to crash out of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament in the first round on Tuesday. An error-prone Somdev, a wild card entrant, lost 3-6,...
  • Ramanathan, Prashanth ousted from Chennai Open January 6, 2015

    Chennai: Ramkumar Ramanathan paid the price of not containing his unforced errors as he made a first round exit from the ATP Chennai Open while his compatriot and qualifier Vijay Sundar Prashanth also bowed out after a crushing defeat. Ramkumar, who had happy memories of upsetting Somdev Devvarman in the previous...
  • Prashanth qualifies for Chennai Open; Granollers retires January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Vijay Sundar Prasanth made it to the main draw joining compatriots Somdev Devvarman and Ramkumar Ramanthan as he rallied to beat Ukraine's Illaya Marchenko 2-6, 7-6 (7), 7-5 in a marathon third round of the qualifying event. Prashanth, who had ousted Yuki Bhamnbri, faces world number 65 Jiri Vesely od...
  • Wawrinka keen to do well in Chennai before Australian Open defence January 5, 2015

    Chennai: Defending champion and World No.4 Stanislas Wawrinka wants to have a few wins under his belt at the ATP Chennai Open in run up to the Australian open, the first Grand Slam of the season. "I am ready for the new year. Everything is going well for me for this...
  • Prashanth shocks Yuki Bhambri in Chennai Open qualifying January 4, 2015

    Chennai: N. Vijay Shankar Prashanth knocked out Davis Cupper Yuki Bhambri 1-6, 7-6(3), 6-3, in the second round of the qualifying competition of the Aircel Chennai Open here on Sunday. Also making his exit was second seeded Andre Kudryavtsev of Russia, who went down in three sets to local challenger Vinayak...
  • Top Indian tennis players begin new year at home with Chennai Open January 4, 2015

    Chennai: Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament beginning here on Monday. Other than Indian troika...
  • Somdev Devvarman faces Lu in Chennai Open first round January 3, 2015

    Chennai: India's best hope and wild card entrant Somdev Devvarman will go up against sixth seeded Yen-Hsun Lu of Chinese Taipei in the first round of the singles draw of the ATP Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament which commences here Monday. Last year's finalist Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France takes on eighth...
  • Mahesh Bhupathi to pair with Myneni in Chennai Open December 22, 2014

    Chennai: Former Davis Cupper and multiple Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi will partner Saketh Myneni while Sriram Balaji will pair up with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan as both combinations received wild card entries for the doubles draw in the 2015 ATP-Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from Jan 5...
  • Bhupathi, Saketh, Jeevan & Balaji given wild card in Chennai Open December 22, 2014

    Chennai: India's top tennis players Mahesh Bhupathi, Saketh Myneni, Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Sriram Balaji have been granted wild card entries into the doubles draw of Chennai Open, organisers said on Monday. Other than offering fans an opportunity to watch top Indian players, the 20th edition of the event will present an...
  • Janko Tipsarevic withdraws from 2015 Chennai Open December 18, 2014

    Former Chennai Open champion Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic on Thursday withdrew from the tournament as he is yet to recover fully from a foot injury he suffered earlier this year, a statement from the organisers said. The former World No.8, recovering from a foot surgery, was set to make his return to...
  • Janko Tipsarevic confirms participation in Chennai Open September 24, 2014

    Chennai: Former champion Janko Tipsarevic has confirmed his participation for the USD 450,000 Aircel Chennai Open to be held from January 5 to 11. For the seventh year, Tipsarevic will kick-start his season at the Chennai Open. In 2013, Tipsarevic had a dream start to the season when he captured the...
  • Defending champion Stan Wawrinka confirms participation for Chennai Open August 26, 2014

    Chennai: Switzerland's World No 4 tennis player Stan Wawrinka on Tuesday confirmed his participation for the 20th edition of the Chennai Open to be held at the SDAT Stadium here Jan 511, next year. The 2008 Beijing Olympics doubles gold medallist, with Roger Federer, is the defending singles champion of the...
  • 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 75, 62 win over French Edouard RogerVasselin 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 RogerVasselin in the final on Sunday. The world number eight, who won a title here in 2011, scored a dominating 75 62 win in the summit...
  • Wawrinka, RogerVasselin in Chennai Open title round January 4, 2014

    Chennai: World No.8 Stanislas Wawrinka and Eduard RogerVasselin survived close semifinal matches here on Saturday to make it to the title round of the Aircel Chennai Open. The 28yearold 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 3, 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 36 36 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 quarterfinals 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 quarterfinals, Youzhny pulls out January 1, 2014

    Chennai: Top seed Stanislas Wawrinka scored a clinical 63 61 win over Benjamin Becker to progress to the quarterfinals 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. ...