Chennai, India (SportsNetwork.com) – Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Aljaz Bedene
on Sunday to claim a second consecutive Chennai Open title.
The top-seeded Wawrinka earned a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Slovenian qualifier
Bedene, who was playing in his first ATP final, for the championship.
Wawrinka claimed his eighth singles title, third at this event, and avenged a
quarterfinals defeat at the hands of Bedene in this tournament two years ago.
The Swiss star used this tournament victory last year as a stepping stone to
his first major title a few weeks later at the Australian Open. He also won
the Chennai crown in 2011 and was the runner-up in 2010.
Chennai serves as a tune-up for the Aussie Open, which will begin Jan. 19.