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Leander-Bhupathi lift doubles title
The Indian duo defeated the Czech pair of Tomas Cibulec and Ota Fukarek 5-7, 6-2, 7-5 to lift the Tata Open doubles title.

Canas wins Tata Open for countrymen
The Argentine top seed powered his way to a second career ATP tour title on Sunday beating Paradorn Srichaphan 6-4, 7-6.

Leander-Bhupathi enter doubles final
The Indian duo defeated the Czech pair of Frantisek Cermac and Petr Luxa 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 7-5 in the Tata Open.

Canas makes it to the semi-finals
Canas now awaits the winner of the match between Karol Kucera and Fabrice Santoro in the Tata Open 2002.

Canas justifies top ranking
The Croatian, had only dropped his serve once in his four matches so far going into the second round.

Paes-Bhupati enter quarter-finals
The Indian pairing beat Thomas Johansson (Sweden) and Andrei Pavel (Romania) 6-3, 4-6, 6-4.

Johansson, Pavel cruise into quarters
Asian Champion Srichaphan continued his giant-killing run defeating last year's finalist Andrei Stoliarov.

Bhupathi falls to Vanek
In the only major upset of the tournament so far, fifth-seeded Max "The Beast" Mirnyi was defeated by Paradorn Srichaphan.

Paes crashes out
The Indian ace was beaten by last year's finalist Andrei Stoliarov of Russia in his opening match in the Tata Open.

Black makes main draw of Tata Open
Indian ace Leander Paes takes on last year's finalist Andrei Stoliarov in his opening match on Monday.

Indians fall in first round: Tata Open
None of the six who started the day vying for one of the four spots in the singles main draw remained standing at the end of the first round.

Prakash Amritraj gets wildcard for Tata Open qualifiers
The son of legendary tennis ace Vijay Amritraj has been given a chance to make it to the main draw in the Tata Open.

Oliver Marach gets wildcard: Tata Open
The promising 21-year-old Austrian got the third and last wildcard for the December 31 - January 6, 2002 tournament in Chennai.

Paes gets wildcard for Tata Open
The tournament organisers said the Indian ace is being given a wild card because he is the country's No 1 player and a crowd-puller.

Canas confirms for Tata Indian Open
The up and coming Argentine will be among several big names for the Dec 31 - January 6, 2002, ATP Champions Race event in Madras.

Tata Open-2002 tennis logo unveiled
Leading players will be seen in action in the US $400,000 event, to be held in Mardas from December 31.

 Schedule for Tata Open

 December 29 and 30 - Qualifying Rounds
 December 31 - Opening Ceremony and Start of Main Draw Matches
 January 1 to January 5 - Main Draw Matches
 January 6 - Finals and Closing Ceremony

 Indian Open - Past Winners

New Delhi, India
Date: April 8 to 15, 1996
Singles: Thomas Enqvist (SWE) defeated Bryon Black (ZIM ) 6-2, 7-6.
Doubles: J Bjorkman/N Kulti defeated B Black/S Stolle 4-6, 6-4, 6-4

Chennai, India
Date: April 7 to 14, 1997
Singles: Mikael Tillstrom (SWE ) defeated Alex Radulescu (GER ) 6-4, 4-6, 7-5
Doubles: M Bhupathi/L Paes defeated O Ogorodov/E Ran 7-6, 7-5

Chennai, India
Date: April 6 to 13, 1998
Singles: Pat Rafter (AUS ) defeated Mikael Tillstrom (SWE ) 6-3, 6-4
Doubles: M Bhupathi/L Paes defeated O Delaitre/M Mirnyi 6-7, 6-3, 6-2

Chennai, India
Date: April 5 to 12, 1999
Singles: B Black (ZIM ) defeated R Schuettler (GER ) 6-4, 1-6, 6-3
Doubles: M Bhupathi/L Paes defeated W Black/N Godwin 4-6, 7-5, 6-4

Chennai, India
Date: January 3 to 10, 2000
Singles: J Golmard (FRA ) defeated M Hantschk (GER ) 6-3, 6-7(6-8), 6-3
Doubles: J Boutter/C Rochus defeated S Panja/P Srinath 7-5, 6-1

Chennai, India
Date: January 1 to 8, 2001
Singles: M Tabara (CZE ) defeated A Stoliarov (RUS ) 6-2, 7-6(7-4)
Doubles: B Black/W Black defeated B Cowan/N Navarra 6-4, 6-3

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