Spread across 5th Jan- 11th Jan 2015, the Aircel Chennai Open 2015 is the only ATP world tour between India and South Asia. This is the 20th since the tournament was first played in India and the occasion will be celebrated amidst much fanfare in Chennai. Since inception, the tournament has hosted top-notch players including Rafael Nadal, Boris Becker, Patrick Rafter, Carlos Moya, Stanislas Wawrinka, Janko Tipsarevic, Yevgeny Kafelnikoy, Marcos Baghdatis, Leander Paes, Mahesh Bhupathi, Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna.
Played on Playpave, the tournament comprises of two main events. The Men’s singles and the Men’s doubles. The tournament carries the total prize money of $450,000. Chennai has been grown to be considered as the Tennis hub of India and the tournament has helped the city to earn a place on the map of international tennis map. The matches will be held at the SDAT Tennis Stadium, in Nungambakkam. With the increase in the tennis fanbase in the country, there is a good chance of the tickets selling like hot cakes. You might want to book your so you get a prime view of the all the action!
The players participating in the Aircel Chennai Open 2015 are, Stan Wawrinka, Feliciano Lopez, Roberto Bautista Agut, David Goffin, Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, Yen Hsun Lu, Marcel Granollers, Pablo Busta, Jiri, Peter Gojowczyk, Andreas Haider-Maurer, Robin Haase Igor Sijsling, Ricardas Berankis, Edouard Roger-Vasselin, Alejandro Falla, Borna Coric, Alejandro Gonzalez, Tatsuma Ito, Lukas Lacko, Somdev Devvarman, Ramkumar Ramanathan, Janko Tipsarevic. These are considered the world’s best players and the fact that they are to play a tournament in India says a lot about our evolvement in the sport! This league has been in operation for 20 years and there will be a number of activities to celebrate 20 glorious years of tennis this year. You just have to wait and watch!
Many Indians may not agree that any other sport can be as entertaining as cricket. The fact that India is staring to host tennis and Hockey leagues along with cricket is proof of the fact that in a small way the country is turning its attention to other potential sports. The Aircel Chennai Open 2015 is a league to watch out far with top notch players running for the trophy!