Marin Cilic eyes third Chennai Open title

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Sunday, December 25th, 2016 | 0

Croatian tennis star Marin Cilic has set his eyes upon winning a third Chennai Open title when the ATP 250 event gets under way on January 2 in Chennai, India.

Cilic, the 2014 Australian Open champion, has been a regular at South Asia’s only ATP-level event here, and has emerged victorious here in 2009 and 2010.

“My first trip to Chennai, in 2007, ended in the qualifying rounds, but I won the trophy in 2009 and 2010,” the 28-year-old was quoted as saying by the New Indian Express. “These are beautiful memories for me and I hope to continue my great run.”

Cilic added that the importance of the event not only lies in its schedule, but also the fact that it serves as an ideal tune-up to the Australian Open in terms of weather conditions.

“It’s important after the off-season to get a few rounds in, just to get your rhythm in match play,” he insisted. “Since conditions at the Australian Open are heavy and humid, playing here is helpful.”

 

 

 

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