ATP Tour

Wawrinka into Chennai Open final

2016-01-09 15:56
Stanislas Wawrinka (AP Photo)

Cape Town - Defending champion Stanislas Wawrinka sailed into the ATP Chennai Open final on Saturday after defeating France's Benoit Paire, inching closer to a third consecutive title in southern India.

The world No 4 took just one hour and five minutes to beat No 3 seed Paire in straight sets, 6-3 6-4, at the Nungambakkam Tennis Stadium.

Two-time Grand Slam winner Wawrinka is seeking to get his name on the Chennai Open trophy for the fourth time in the $480 000 tournament, after earning victories in 2011, 2014 and 2015.

A victory in India will help keep top seed Wawrinka in prime condition before the Australian Open kicks off on January 18 in Melbourne.

The final of the Chennai Open takes place on Sunday.

Read more on:    atp  |  stanislas wawrinka  |  tennis

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk


Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.