Chennai Open: Devvarman starts against qualifier
Indian hope Somdev Devvarman has drawn a qualifier in his first round of the singles event at the Aircel ATP Chennai Open tennis tournament to be held here Dec 30-Jan 5.
The draw ceremony was held here Saturday along with the unveiling of the trophy that will be presented to the winner of the $450,000 tournament.
Top seed and 2011 champion Stanislas Wawrinka, the World No 8 from Switzerland, has drawn a bye in the first round and will take on the winner of the match between Germans Benjamin Becker and Julian Reister.
In the doubles competition, the Indo-Pak pairing of Rohan Bopanna and Aisam Qureshi, the top seeds, face the strong French-Swiss tandem of Paire and Warinka, while second seeded Leander Paes and his Italian partner Fabio Fognini drew Croatians Marin Draganja and Ante Pavic.
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