India's top star Sharath, looking positive and confident in his trademark bandana despite his team's deficit, collected three points with Germany's Petrissa Solja in the Mixed Doubles and returned to win two more against Amalraj Anthony in a tense reverse Men's Singles. That set the stage for two young ladies from India, Madhurika Patkar and Archana Kamath, to step into the spotlight. Needing two points from the last tie, both went for broke and produced yet another exhilarating finish in the semi-finals. Madhurika easily lost the first set but showed remarkable poise and confidence to spurt to a lead in the second.
The event first took place in Delhi in , when it was known as the McDowell Open.
It moved to Chennai, where it has remained ever since, the following year. The Kapaleeshwarar Temple and the Vivekanadar Illiam are also places that should be visited in Chennai.
The Valluvar Kottam is steeped in history, and was constructed in memory of the poet Tiruvalluvar. Visitors to Chennai will also be drawn towards the Marina Beach, which is a hotspot for tourists.
The beach features a number of statues and memorials, and is a popular destination for walkers and joggers. The ATP Chennai Open has established itself as one of the most exciting events on the tennis calendar, and its popularity is reflected in its remarkable list of past participants.
As yet, there have been no Indian singles champions here, though Somdev Devvarman came painfully close in when he lost a close two set final against Marin Cilic. India have fared far better here in doubles competition.
The most recent of these was won in , nine years after their fourth success in The tournament is played on a hard court playpave surface, not wildly different from the surface used at the Australian Open. Many competitors arrive here with the primary ambition of sharpening their game in time for the first Slam of the season.
Many have the additional goal of getting back into match practice or reaping the rewards of off-season training.
In Milos Raonic topped the pack in Chennai, making the most of his ferocious serve. To watch free Chennai Open live stream coverage online, simply open a free account with one of our fully licensed live streaming partners such as bet