Australian Open: Young blood ready to make life difficult for senior pros

With high hopes, new challenges, renewed vigour and huge expectations, the New Year is all set to welcome the first Grand Slam of the year -- Australian Open.

Men’s Tennis: An action-packed year on the cards!
Men’s Tennis: An action-packed year on the cards!

After an eventful last year, one can expect men’s tennis in 2015 to be more entertaining and thrilling. Last season was quite exciting, where on one hand, we found two new Grand Slam champions in Stanislas Wawrinka (Australian Open) and Marin Cilic (US Open), on the other, we witnessed big names like Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray struggling with fitness and form. If, ageing legend of the game, Roger Federer showed signs of resurgence, then, the world number one Novak Djokovic, somehow, couldn’t manage to justify his world number one tag.

It's confidence boosting win: Stan Wawrinka
It's confidence boosting win: Stan Wawrinka

World number 4 Stanislas Wawrinka says the title win at the Chennai Open is a great start to the new season, giving him the confidence for the big matches ahead.

Dominant Stan Wawrinka wins third Chennai Open title
Dominant Stan Wawrinka wins third Chennai Open title

An aggressive Stanislas Wawrinka won his third Chennai Open title on Sunday beating qualifier Aljaz Bedene in the final for a perfect buildup to his Australian Open title defence later this month.

Defending champ Stan Wawrinka wallops into Chennai Open semis
Defending champ Stan Wawrinka wallops into Chennai Open semis

Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka survived some anxious against Gilles Muller before proceeding into the men's singles semifinals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here Friday.

Third seed Roberto Bautista Agut advances to Chennai Open quarters
Third seed Roberto Bautista Agut advances to Chennai Open quarters

Spain's third seed Roberto Bautista Agut made a smooth entry into the men's quarterfinals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament with a fluent 6-3 6-2 win over German Peter Gojowczyk here on Thursday.

Stanislas Wawrinka waltz into Chennai Open quarters
Stanislas Wawrinka waltz into Chennai Open quarters

Defending champion and top seed Stanislas Wawrinka scored a clinical 6-1 6-4 win over Borna Coric of Croatia to progress to the men's singles quarterfinals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here today.

Stanislas Wawrinka waltz into Chennai Open quarters
Stanislas Wawrinka waltz into Chennai Open quarters

Defending champion and top seed Stanislas Wawrinka scored a clinical 6-1 6-4 win over Borna Coric of Croatia to progress to the men's singles quarterfinals at the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here today.

Stan Wawrinka says 2014 success a tough act to follow
Stan Wawrinka says 2014 success a tough act to follow

World number four Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday played down expectations of repeating his sensational form of last season in the new year, saying he was not taking success at the top for granted.

Top Indians begin new year at home with Chennai Open
Top Indians begin new year at home with Chennai Open

 Somdev Devvarman begins his bid for a top-100 return while an age-defying Leander Paes could again run into his estranged doubles partner Mahesh Bhupathi, who returns to the court after a nine-month gap with the USD 450,000 ATP Chennai Open beginning here on Monday.

Stan Wawrinka looking for positive start at Chennai
Stan Wawrinka looking for positive start at Chennai

Tennis World No.4 Stanislas Wawrinka is looking for a positive start to the new year when he takes to the court at the Chennai Open.

Doubles field looks stronger than singles in Chennai Open
Doubles field looks stronger than singles in Chennai Open

With some of the world's best players vying for the top honours, the doubles field of the upcoming ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament looks stronger than even the singles draw.

Chennai Open season tickets on sale from Friday
Chennai Open season tickets on sale from Friday

Season ticket sales of Chennai Open, in its 20th year, will commence at the Sports Development Authority Of Tamil Nadu tennis stadium here Friday, organisers said Thursday.

Janko Tipsarevic pulls out of Chennai Open
Janko Tipsarevic pulls out of Chennai Open

Serbia's Janko Tipsarevic, the 2013 singles Champion, on Thursday withdrew from the upcoming ATP Chennai Open due to health issues.​

We will get more 1st time Grand Slam champions: Marin Cilic
We will get more 1st time Grand Slam champions: Marin Cilic

Marin Cilic challenged the supremacy of the 'Big Four' by cruising to the 2014 US Open title and the big serving Croat feels that the trend will only continue next season, giving more first-time Grand Slam champions to the game.

Stanislas Wawrinka confirms participation in Chennai Open
Stanislas Wawrinka confirms participation in Chennai Open

World number four Swiss Stanislas Wawrinka has confirmed that he will defend his Chennai Open title in a highly competitive field that features top-20 players Feliciano Lopez (14) and Roberto Bautista Agut (15).

Novak Djokovic continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest ATP rankings
Novak Djokovic continues dominance on unchanged top 10 in latest ATP rankings

 Serbian tennis ace Novak Djokovic has continued his domination on an unchanged top 10 in the latest world tennis rankings released by the ATP on Monday.

'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack: Sergi Bruguera
'Big 4' of tennis still ahead of chasing pack: Sergi Bruguera

 Two-time French Open champion Sergi Bruguera isn't convinced that Stanislas Wawrinka's Australian Open victory in January and Marin Cilic's US Open triumph in September resulted in a tectonic shift in the sport. He said today's tennis was still dominated by the 'Big 4'.

Davis Cup final: Monfils upsets Federer, brings France level
Davis Cup final: Monfils upsets Federer, brings France level

Gael Monfils of France stunned Swiss great Roger Federer 6-1, 6-4, 6-3 Friday to even up the Davis Cup final, after Stanislas Wawrinka had beaten Jo-Wilfried Tsonga to give Switzerland the lead.

Swiss Davis Cup dreams clouded by injury, row reports
Swiss Davis Cup dreams clouded by injury, row reports

Switzerland`s potential Davis Cup fairytale this weekend has become clouded by uncertainty over the fitness of Roger Federer and suggestions of strained relations between the all-time great and his team mate Stanislas Wawrinka.