Chennai: India's Somdev Devvarman was included in the main draw of the ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here from December 30 January 5 after Estonia's Jurgen Zopp pulled out with a back injury. Devvarman, the world No.90, will be spearheading India's representation at the $450,000 tournament. (Click here for more tennis news)
Cutting off at 89, the tournament will see an inspiring array of players and include thrilling talent such as world No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, world No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny, world No. 16 Fabio Fognini, and defending singles champion Janko Tipsarevic.
The 2014 edition marks only the second time in the history of the tournament where three returning singles champions form part of the playing field.