Cilic retains Chennai Open title

Croatia's Marin Cilic won the 400,000-dollar ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament here on Sunday defeating Switzerland's Stanislas Wawrinka 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) i

updated: January 10, 2010 15:05 IST
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Chennai :Reigning champion Marin Cilic of Croatia retained the ATP Chennai Open title with his first-ever win over Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland on Sunday.

Cilic, who had lost all four previous meetings against Wawrinka, finally broke the jinx to carve out a hard-fought 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (7/3) win in a final that lasted two hours and 40 minutes.

The second-seeded Cilic became the first player after Spanish veteran Carlos Moya's victories in 2004 and 2005 to win back-to-back crowns in South Asia's only ATP event.

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