2012 Aircel Chennai Open

The 2012 Aircel Chennai Open was a 2012 ATP World Tour tennis tournament, played on outdoor hard courts. It was the 17th edition of the only ATP tournament taking place in India and took place at the SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai, India. It was held from 2 to 8 January 2012. Stanislas Wawrinka was the defending singles champion coming into the tournament but was knocked out in the quarterfinals. Former champion Marin Čilić was originally in the field as the 4th seed before pulling out with a patellar tendon injury.[3] Finally, fourth seed Milos Raonic from Canada defeated world no. 9 and top seeded Serb Janko Tipsarević to win only his second ATP title.[4] Raonic became the first player since Roger Federer in 2008 to win an ATP title without losing a serve. The doubles title went to the Indo-Serb pair of Leander Paes and Janko Tipsarević after they defeated the Israeli pair of Jonathan Erlich and Andy Ram.[5]

2012 Aircel Chennai Open
Date2–8 January
Category250 series
Draw32S / 16D
Prize money$398,250
SurfaceHard / outdoor
LocationChennai, India
VenueSDAT Tennis Stadium
Canada Milos Raonic[1]
India Leander Paes / Serbia Janko Tipsarević[2]
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ATP singles main-draw entrantsEdit


Country Player Rank Seed
  SRB Janko Tipsarević 9 1
  ESP Nicolás Almagro 10 2
  SUI Stanislas Wawrinka 17 3
  CAN Milos Raonic 31 4
  CRO Ivan Dodig 36 5
  ITA Fabio Fognini 48 6
  BEL Xavier Malisse 49 7
  BEL Olivier Rochus 67 8
  • Rankings as of 26 December 2011

Other entrantsEdit

The following players have been announced as part of the singles main draw: Wild Cards

The following players received entry from the qualifying draw:

The following player received entry as Lucky loser:



ATP doubles main-draw entrantsEdit


Country Player Country Player Rank1 Seed
  IND Mahesh Bhupathi   IND Rohan Bopanna 18 1
  USA Scott Lipsky   USA Rajeev Ram 74 2
  IND Leander Paes   SRB Janko Tipsarević 93 3
  ISR Jonathan Erlich   ISR Andy Ram 101 4
  • Rankings are as of 26 December 2011

Other entrantsEdit

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

The following pair received entry as alternates:




  Milos Raonic defeated   Janko Tipsarević, 6–7(4–7), 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–4)


  Leander Paes /   Janko Tipsarević defeated   Jonathan Erlich /   Andy Ram, 6–4, 6–4


  1. ^ "2012 Chennai – Singles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  2. ^ "2012 Chennai – Doubles draw". Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP).
  3. ^ "Former Champion Cilic ruled out of Chennai Open". Times of India. 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  4. ^ Diwan, Kunal (9 January 2012). "Missile-launcher Raonic shoots downs Tipsarevic". The Hindu. Chennai, India.
  5. ^ Paes-Tipsarevic win Chennai Open title | News | NDTVSports.com

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