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Can Wawrinka win his third successive title in Chennai?

Last updated on: November 26, 2015 16:51 IST
World No. 4 Stan Wawrinka will look to win his third successive Chennai Open title, while the Indian challenge will be spearheaded by rising star Yuki Bhambri

Stan Wawrinka

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World No.4 Stan Wawrinka will be eyeing his third straight title at Chennai Open, scheduled to be held from January 4 to 10.

This will be his eighth visit to Chennai and the two-time Grand slam winner will look to start the season on a high ahead of the Australian Open.

Rising star Yuki Bhambri, who broke into the Top 100 earlier this month, will spearhead the Indian challenge.

In fact, an exceptional line-up of top talent will be on display in the US $480,000 event that continues to be South Asia's only and India's premier ATP tournament.

World No. 12 Kevin Anderson, world No. 19 and the ATP's Comeback Player Of The Year 2015 Benoit Paire, world No. 25 Roberto Bautista-Agut, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Gilles Muller, Vasek Pospisil, Borna Coric and Aljaz Bedene will be the other top players to watch out in Chennai.

The big-serving Anderson will be making his debut in Chennai. The top-ranked South African player will start the new season on the back of a maiden entry in the quarter-finals of the US Open last season after defeating current world No. 2 Andy Murray.

Tom Annear, Tournament Director, said, "Every edition of this prestigious tournament has been inimitable and special for us but this time around, we are celebrating 20 years of the event in Chennai, its home city, and look forward to putting together an exceptional event we are certain fans will enjoy.

"An outstanding player field is one feature of the event we're proud to reveal to you today."

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