Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi on Sunday said the thrilling
victory in Chennai Open semifinal over the Croatian
pair of Marin Cilic and Ivan Dogig was down to precise
planning over the strategy to be adopted in the match.
Last year finalist and third seeded
Stanislaus Wawrinka of Switzerland stunned top seed and world
number six Tomas Berdych of Cezch Republic here today to set
up a title clash against seventh seed Xavier Malisse of
Switzerland in the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament.
Top seed Tomas Beredych of Czech Republic and former champion and seventh seed Xavier Malisse of Belgium sailed into the semifinals of the Aircel Chennai Open ATP Tennis tournament with convincing wins here on Friday.
Indian Davis Cup star Rohan Bopanna on Monday exuded confidence of getting past last year’s finalist Stanislaus Wawrinka in his first round match of the Aircel Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Tuesday.
World Number six Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic, the top seeded at the Chennai Open 2011, hopes to improve on his previous performance in India when he finished runner-up in 2006 Kingfisher Open in Mumbai.
They are a formidable pair when they share the same side of the court but since they are joining forces after nine long years on the ATP circuit, Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi do not want to make tall promises.
Croatia`s Marin Cilic is hopeful of making a hat-trick of titles at the Chennai Open but is wary of tricky opener against Japan`s talented Kei Nishikori as the season-opening ATP event kicks off here from Monday.