Chennai: Somdev Devvarman has struggled at the Chennai Open after his breakthrough year in 2009 but the Indian tennis ace is determined to improve his record at his home event though he admitted that the road ahead would not be smooth.
Somdev had reached the final in 2009, losing the title match to Marin Cilic and then failed to move beyond second and first rounds the following years respectively.
"Well, I certainly hope to do well and go one better than 2009. I love playing in Chennai. The atmosphere is great, the crowd is supportive, it's just awesome," Somdev said ahead of the ATP event beginning here on January 2.