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Aircel Chennai Open 2011 News Chennai Open 2011 news.en-usAircel renews partnership with Chennai Open for three years<p><strong>Extends its association as the title sponsor of India's only ATP World Tour event until 2016</strong></p><p>Chennai, March 06, 2013: The organisers of the Aircel Chennai Open today announced that Aircel, one of India's leading telecom players, has extended its association with the tournament as its title sponsor until 2016. Aircel has been associated with India and South Asia's onlyWed, 06 Mar 2013 14:02:40 +0530Swiss-French pair Wawrinka-Paire easily beat German pair Begemann-Emmrich to win first Aircel Chennai Open doubles title<p>CHENNAI, 6 JANUARY 2013: The sixth all-unseeded doubles final in the history of the tournament saw Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland and Benoit Parie of France romp through in straight sets against the German duo of Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich to win their first Aircel Chennai Open title.</p><p>Wawrinka-Paire, who are playing together for the fourth time, required only 56 minutes to winSun, 06 Jan 2013 22:35:22 +0530World No. 9 and second seed Tipsarevic wins exciting final against unseeded Agut for first Aircel Chennai Open title<p>CHENNAI, 6 JANUARY 2013: World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic won a hard-fought three-setter against first-time ATP World Tour finalist Roberto Bautista Agut to capture his first Aircel Chennai Open title on his sixth visit to this hard-court tennis tournament.</p><p>The second-seed defeated Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in one hour and 50 minutes on Sunday to lift his fourth ATP World Tour trophy andSun, 06 Jan 2013 21:02:43 +0530Advantage Chennai. Chennai Open contract extended for three years.<p>The Tamil Nadu Tennis Association , IMG Reliance, operators and organizers of the Chennai Open, and IMG, owners of the tournament, today announced a three-year extension of the Chennai Open. With this extension, India and South Asia's only ATP tour event will continue to be held in Chennai until 2016.</p><p>The prestigious tournament will be conducted with the active collaboration of the TamilSun, 06 Jan 2013 19:27:34 +0530Day 7 Preview Notes<br><br><br><p><strong>Download the PDF</strong></p><br><br><br>Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:09:46 +0530German pair Begemann-Emmrich to face Wawrinka-Paire in doubles final<p>CHENNAI, 5 JANUARY 2013: The German pair of Andre Begemann and Martin Emmrich will meet with the Swiss-French pair of Stanislas Wawrinka and Benoit Paire in the doubles final of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.</p><p>In the first semi-final played on Centre Court, the German pair prevailed over the twin duo of Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana of Thailand 7-6, 6-4.</p><p>Begemann and Emmrich wonSun, 06 Jan 2013 01:52:00 +0530Second seed Tipsarevic to battle with unseeded Agut for Aircel Chennai Open 2013 title<p>CHENNAI, 5 JANUARY 2013: Second seed Janko Tipsarevic scored a hard-fought win to enter the final of the Aircel Chennai Open for the second consecutive year and set up a clash with unseeded Roberto Bautista Agut for the title.</p><p>World No. 9 Tipsarevic had to bring in all his experience to the fore against unseeded Aljaz Bedene to carve out a 4-6, 6-2, 6-2 win in a match that stretched overSun, 06 Jan 2013 01:12:09 +0530Day 6 Preview Notes<br><br><br><p><strong>Download the PDF</strong></p><br><br><br>Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:09:46 +0530Top seed Berdych and third seed Cilic lose in quarters; Fifth seed Paire to meet unseeded Agut in semis<p>CHENNAI, 5 JANUARY 2013: In two major upsets, top seed Tomas Berdych and third seed Marin Cilic lost their quarterfinal matches against lower-ranked players in almost identical fashion in three-setters at the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.</p><p>While World No. 6 Berdych was beaten by Spain's Roberto Bautista Agut 5-7, 6-2, 3-6, fifth seed Benoit Paire from France got the better of World No. 15Sat, 05 Jan 2013 01:14:20 +0530Second seed Tipsarevic in semis; Bedene upsets fourth seed Wawrinka<p>CHENNAI, 4 JANUARY 2013: Second seed and last year's finalist Janko Tipsarevic stayed on course with a straight sets win to enter the semi-finals, while fourth seed and former champion Stanislas Wawrinka stumbled in the quarters to crash out of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.</p><p>World No. 9 Tipsarevic beat eighth seeded Japan's Go Soeda 6-2, 6-4, while unseeded Slovenian Aljaz Bedene scoredSat, 05 Jan 2013 00:21:23 +0530Day 5 Preview Notes<br><br><br><p><strong>Download the PDF</strong></p><br><br><br>Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:09:46 +0530Top and third seeds crash out in doubles; lose to unseeded opponents<p>The top and third seeds in the doubles of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013 crashed out today leaving the race for the title wide open.</p><p>The first doubles quarterfinal on Centre Court saw an upset with No. 3 seeds Rohan Bopanna of India and Rajeev Ram of the United States suffering a 6-0, 4-6, 1-10 loss against Benoit Paire of France and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland.</p><p>TheThu, 03 Jan 2013 23:44:40 +0530Top seed Berdych and third seed Cilic have it easy in season opening matches<p>CHENNAI, 3 JANUARY 2013: Top seed Tomas Berdych and third seed Marin Cilic had easy outings in their opening matches of the 2013 season, wasting no time in moving into the quarter-finals of the Aircel Chennai Open.</p><p>In the first match on Centre Court, World No. 15 and two-time champion here Cilic brushed off a first set loss to prevail over Sergiy Stakhovsky of Ukraine 4-6, 6-2, 6-3. TheThu, 03 Jan 2013 22:43:24 +0530Bhupathi, Nestor win easily to move into doubles quarterfinals<p>CHENNAI, 2 JANUARY 2013: Top seeds and first-time pair of former World No.1 players Mahesh Bhupathi of India and Daniel Nestor of Canada did not spent much time in winning their opening match against local wild card tandem of N. Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan.</p><p>The veterans took just 49 minutes to wrap up a quickfire 6-3, 6-0 victory to move into the quarter-finals of the doublesThu, 03 Jan 2013 00:24:08 +0530Second seed Tipsarevic and fourth seed Wawrinka move into quarters easily<p>CHENNAI, 2 JANUARY 2013: Top attractions in the Aircel Chennai Open 2013, World No. 9 Janko Tipsarevic from Serbia and World No. 17 Stanislas Wawrinka from Switzerland opened their campaign for the title with easy straight sets wins over their respective opponents and move into the quarter-finals of the season-opener.</p><p>While second-seeded Tipsarevic ran over France's EdouardThu, 03 Jan 2013 00:01:53 +0530Eighth seed Soeda survives scare, moves into quarters with three-set win over qualifier Amritraj<p>CHENNAI, 2 JANUARY 2103: Eighth seed Japan's Go Soeda survived a scare when Indian qualifier Prakash Amritraj stretched him to three sets, after trailing 2-5 lead in the first set. Japan's No. 2 player and last year's quarter-finalist Soeda held his nerve to finally win the two-and-half hour tie 7-6, 3-6, 6-4 in the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.</p><p>Soeda started off in style, breaking AmritrajWed, 02 Jan 2013 23:58:58 +0530India's Somdev Devvarman makes strong start with easy win over Czech Republic's Jan Hajek<p>CHENNAI, 1 JANUARY 2013: Former finalist at the Aircel Chennai Open, India's Somdev Devvarman made a strong comeback after an injury-ridden year to carve out a straight sets 6-3, 6-3 victory over Czech Republic's Jan Hajek in the first round of the 2013 edition.</p><p>Devvarman started on a strong note breaking Hajek, converting the second of three break-points. He then continued to hold serveTue, 01 Jan 2013 23:29:23 +0530Indian qualifier Prakash Amritraj wins hard-fought three-setter against France's Guillaume Rufin<p>CHENNAI, 1 JANUARY 2013: India's Prakash Amritraj carried his good form from the qualifying rounds into the main draw as he beat higher-ranked Guillaume Rufin of France in a hard-fought first round victory of the Aircel Chennai Open 2013. The Indian prevailed 6-7, 6-2, 6-3 in a match which lasted almost two-and-half hours.</p><p>Amritraj, who came through the qualifiers on Monday, started theTue, 01 Jan 2013 22:10:45 +0530Kid’s day out with the Pros at Aircel Chennai Open<p>Chennai, 1st January, 2013: Aircel Chennai Open 2013, India's only and South Asia's leading ATP World Tour event today conducted a special tennis clinic for children with the professional players. Representing the players were India's young tennis professionals - Divij Sharan, Jeevan Neduncheziyan, N. Sriram Balaji, Vignesh Peranamallur, Mohit Mayur Jayaprakash, Ramkumar Ramanathan along withTue, 01 Jan 2013 18:10:09 +0530Indian wild card pair Singh and Vardhan scare Wawrinka and Paire<p>CHENNAI, 31 DECEMBER 2012: The Indian wild card entry of Sanam Singh and Vishnu Vardhan gave the experienced players Benoit Paire from France and Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland a scare before losing a close opening doubles match in the Aircel Chennai Open 2013.</p><p>The Indian pair came back from one set down to win the second one but could not hold on in the third tie-breaker set, endingMon, 31 Dec 2012 22:48:24 +0530