Cilic, Wawrinka ousted from Chennai Open

Both players were considered favourites to win the title this year but will now have to leave empty handed.

updated: January 04, 2013 22:59 IST
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Chennai: Strong title contenders Marin Cilic and Stanislas Wawrinka, who was also the defending champion, were knocked out of the Chennai Open by their respective opponents, here on Friday.

French fifth seed Benoit Paire handed two-time champion and third seed Cilic a 6-4 1-6 7-5 defeat in the quarter-final, which lasted one hour and 54 minutes.

Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene put paid to the hopes of world number 17 and fourth seed Swiss Wawrinka with an impressive 6-2 7-6(6) win that came in one hour 31 minutes.

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