Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan News
Amritraj said if Canada didn't have their top player Milos Raonic playing, India stood a good chance of winning, the best in the last four years.
The unseeded pair of Rohan Bopanna-Marcin Matkowski started strongly before going down 6-4, 3-6, 3-10 to the fourth seeded Romanian-Dutch pair of Horia Tecau and Jean-Julien Rojer.
It is the first time that an Indian team has clinched the Chennai Open trophy since the legendary Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi took the title in 2011.
An Indian team is set to take the trophy after five years as the last time an Indian side triumphed here was in 2011 when Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi took the title.
Rohan Bopanna & Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan, along with Purav Raja and Divij Sharan, created history by setting up the first all-Indian doubles final on ATP tour.
Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan set up a block-buster all-Indian final against Purav Raja and Divij Sharan after edging past fourth seeds Nicholas Monroe and Artem Sitak in a gripping semifinal at the Chennai Open
Divij Sharan and Purav Raja livened up the Chennai Open for home fans by storming into the doubles final as they scalped the second-seeded Argentines Guillermo Duran and Andres Molteni in Chennai on Friday.
In a thrilling finish, Rohan Bopanna and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan saved three match points in the Super Tie breaker to book a semifinal berth in the ATP Chennai Open, in Chennai on Friday.
Rohan Bopanna has struggled to achieve success at the Grand Slams after his maiden appearance at the US Open final in 2013 and the seasoned Indian is hoping to end the drought at the majors having teamed up with singles world number 22 Pablo Cuevas for the 2017 season.
Four Indian pairs apart from veteran Leander Paes will compete in the doubles championship of the ATP Chennai Open.
Putting up the best performance of his career, India's Prajnesh Gunneswaran breezed into his first ever singles final at the ATP Challenger level with a fluent straight-set win over Korea's Duckhee Lee in Pune on Friday.
The Indian tennis players are a jittery lot these days as the number of tournaments -- both Challengers and Futures - has fallen to alarming levels.
Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan and Ramkumar Ramanathan have to be content with a runners-up finish at the ATP Vietnam Open after losing the final to top seeded Thai pair of Sanchai and Sonchat Ratiwatana at Ho Chi Minh on Sunday.