Aircel Chennai Open 2016

  • "I like the crowd and their enthusiasm and support and they always push you to give your best."

    Rafael Nadal

  • "I congratulate the organizers of the Aircel Chennai Open for entering the tournament's 20th year in India. This will mark my seventh visit to Chennai and I am looking forward to being part of the action and adventure and, of course, all the festivity."

    Stan Wawrinka

  • "The Chennai Open presents a great platform to kick start the new season. I am glad to confirm my presence, look forward to playing in the city of Chennai, and begin the year on a positive note. Can't wait to get there to play in front of my Indian fans."

    Feliciano Lopez

  • "I love the people, very polite, easy going and with a lot of respect towards the players. A great way to start the season."

    Janko Tipsarevic

  • "I have a great memory winning in 2008, defeating (Rafael) Nadal in the final. It was like yesterday. It's a motivation to come back."

    Mikhail Youzhny

  • "The Chennai Open has been a great tournament for me. I had started my first match in 2001 with the Chennai Open - the beginning of my career which has had ups and downs."

    Nikolay Davydenko

  • "Chennai is the cradle of Indian tennis and has produced a leading number of players who have taken India to great heights on the world tour."

    Pat Cash

  • "My memories are great. To me, the Chennai Open is the best way to begin the year. The crowds are very warm and supportive. You have given me more than I can ever give back."

    Carlos Moya

  • "Every place has something special and Chennai is not an exception. The tournament is very well conducted."

    Tomas Berdych

  • "I am very happy that Chennai is still hosting the tournament. It's like the Queen's Club event before Wimbledon."

    Ramanathan Krishnan

  • "There are so many memories - Prakash Amritraj and I reaching the final of the ATP event here in 2006, and my winning the Futures tournament in 2002. I qualified twice in the singles ('06 & '09) of the Chennai Open. Chennai has been a good hunting ground for me."

    Rohan Bopanna

  • "Aircel Chennai open is a much awaited event in the international tennis circuit. India is a fascinating country."

    Robin Soderling

  • "As we celebrate two decades of the tournament in the country, it gives us an opportunity to not just celebrate the occasion but look back with pride at our achievements and renew our focus to take the tournament to greater heights in the seasons to come. I congratulate everyone involved and thank India's tennis community for its support."

    Mr. M.A Alagappan President of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association

  • "The 20-year journey of the tournament has been nothing short of spectacular. Since its arrival in the city, the event has weaved itself into the fabric of Chennai and is now an integral part of Chennai's culture. We plan to celebrate the occasion with a host of activities."

    Ashu Jindal Chief Operating Officer, IMG Reliance

  • "It has been our aim to place India into the top league of tennis playing nations in the world and I am glad that we are getting closer to that with each passing year."

    Tom Annear Tournament Director, Aircel Chennai Open


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