"I like the crowd and their enthusiasm and support and they always push you to give your best."
"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."
"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."
"I love the people, very polite, easy going and with a lot of respect towards the players. A great way to start the season."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Every place has something special and Chennai is not an exception. The tournament is very well conducted."
"I am very happy that Chennai is still hosting the tournament. It's like the Queen's Club event before Wimbledon."
"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."
"Aircel Chennai open is a much awaited event in the international tennis circuit. India is a fascinating country."
"Indian Tennis and The Chennai Open have grown from strength to strength. We are extremely honoured and proud to have achieved so much in the last two decades and would like to thank the Government of Tamil Nadu and India's tennis community for their continued support. We look forward to celebrate this milestone in a grand way."
Mr. M.A Alagappan President of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association
"Over the years, The Chennai Open has built itself into a truly unique sporting event that has become synonymous with Chennai's culture and the Indian Tennis landscape. This year we celebrate two exhilarating decades of the tournament in Chennai. The overwhelming support we have received gives us a renewed belief that we can take this tournament to greater heights in seasons to come."
Ashu Jindal Chief Operating Officer, IMG Reliance
"We look forward to commemorating the 20th year of India's premier ATP tournament in Chennai. The response we have received over the years and the growth spurt that Indian Tennis has seen has been in most part attributed to The Chennai Open. The passion the spectators have for the sport equals that of the players, who put their heart out there for every point."
Tom Annear Tournament Director, Aircel Chennai Open