Within the draw carried out on Saturday for Chennai Open – India’s solely ATP Tour occasion – there have been fairly some attention-grabbing match-ups promised with the tons based mostly draw.
India’s hopes in the primary draw relaxation on Ramkumar Ramanathan and Saketh Myneni whereas Yuki Bhambri who’s getting back from harm has to battle it out within the qualifiers. Alongside Bhambri within the qualifying draw are Sasi Kumar Mukund and Prajnesh Gunneswaran.
So far as the draw is anxious, Myneni faces 2008 winner Mikhail Youzhny of Russia within the opening spherical whereas Ramanathan will face a qualifier within the first spherical.
In one of the crucial mouthwatering clashes within the opening spherical, Aljaz Bedene of Nice Britain takes on Guillermo Garcia-Lopez of Spain. Bedene has entered the primary draw after Tommy Robredo of Spain pulled out.
Prime seed Marin Cilic has a primary spherical bye as do the opposite prime three seeded gamers Roberto Bautista Agut (second seed), Albert Ramos-Vinolas (third seed) and Martin Klizan (fourth seed).
Final yr’s runner up and younger expertise Borna Coric of Croatia, seeded six, additionally takes on a qualifier in his opening spherical. There can be no defending champion for the Chennai Open as Stan Wawrinka – three consecutive time winner – has opted to play in Brisbane in the primary match of the 2017 season.
Within the doubles draw, Divij Sharan and Purav Raja will battle it out with Leander Paes and Andre Sa within the first spherical whereas one other key match-up sees Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan accomplice to face Marcelo Demoliner & Nikola Mektic.
Different Indians within the fray, Myneni and Ramanathan will face a frightening process of dealing with Steve Darcis and Paire within the opening spherical whereas N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan face Johan Brunstrom and Andreas Siljestrom of Sweden within the first spherical.
Chennai Open is an ATP 250 occasion with a prize cash of $79,780 for the winner and 250 factors up for grabs within the run as much as the Australian Open which begins in Melbourne from January 16.
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