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Indian champs confident of big show in Chennai Open

With the Chennai Open tennis tournament all set to enthral sports enthusiasts in the city from Monday, the Indian players presence is likely to pep up the proceedings.

Indian champs confident of big show in Chennai Open
India?s Ramkumar Ramanathan, Saketh Myneni and Norway?s Casper Rudd at Chennai Open draw ceremony


With five pairs of Indians in the doubles draw, it would be an interesting affair. Former champion Leander Paes and Andre Sa (Brazil) would meet Divij Sharan and Purav Raja while Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan will face Marcelo Demoliner and Nikola Mektic. 

Other Indians in the fray, Myneni and Ramkumar will open against Steve Darcis and Frenchman Benoit Paire in the opening round while N Sriram Balaji and Vishnu Vardhan face Johan Brunstrom and Andreas Siljestrom of Sweden in the first round in the doubles draw. Later, Myneni said he  would strive to play his best tennis to put it past Youzhny. “It is a good challenge. I have to first challenge myself and with a good off-season, I am raring to hit the strides soon,” he said. 

Ramkumar concurred with his compatriot and said he would give his best as always. “I am ready to be my aggressive self after a 10-day break in Coimbatore. There is a lot of pressure when you play any match and I have to be on top to come out successful,” he said.

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