Former champion Janko Tipsarevic has confirmed his participation for the USD 450,000 Chennai Open to be held here from January 5 to 11. For the seventh year, Tipsarevic will kick-start his season at the Chennai Open. In 2013, Tipsarevic had a dream start to the season when he captured the fourth ATP World Tour title of his career, defeating Bautista Agut (Spain) in three sets.
Roger Federer survived an opening-match fright by outlasting Canada`s Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (4) 5-7 6-2 on Wednesday to claim his 300th Masters Series win and reach the third round of the Western and Southern Open in Cincinnati.
Rohan Bopanna and his Pakistani partner Aisam-ul-haq Qureshi did all they could but still failed to get past the determined pair of Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in the rain-hit second round clash of the Wimbledon championships, here on Tuesday.
Former champion Stanislas Wawrinka on Saturday lived up to his top billing by cruising into the summit clash of the ATP Chennai Open here, where he will take on seventh seed Edouard Roger Vasselin of France.
India`s Leander Paes and Canada`s Daniel Nestor have lost to Sweden `s Robert Lindstedt and Canada`s Vasek Pospisil 7-5, 3-6, 13-11 in the Shanghai Rolex Masters tournament, and failed to reach the quarterfinals.
Frenchman Richard Gasquet became the first high-profile casualty at the Shanghai Masters on Tuesday, swiftly followed out of the exit door by compatriot Gilles Simon as organisers scrambled to keep the storm-hit event on track.