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Somdev, Yuki get wild card entries in Chennai Open

December 21, 2009 18:15 IST

Last year's finalist Somdev Devvarman and Rohan Bopanna have got wild cards for the singles main draw of the Chennai Open next month, the organisers announced on Monday.

Teenager Yuki Bhambri has also been handed a wild card for the doubles competition along with Spanish star Carlos Moya.

Somdev, who had lost to Croatia's Marin Cilic in last year's final, has also got a wild card for the doubles event along with compatriot Sanam Singh.

Moya, a winner here in 2004 and 2005, has got wild card for singles event as well. "The impressive line-up signals that the matches at Aircel Chennai Open 2010 will be full of challenges.

"Spectators at the venue have been very supportive of me over the years, while motivating me to perform to the best of my capabilities. I am thankful to the organizers for giving me a wild card to one of the most special tournaments on the ATP calendar," Moya said in a release issued by the organisers.

Karti P Chidambaram, Chairman of the Organising Committee, said, "Yuki Bhambri who has a very bright future and has an important role to play in future of Indian tennis should learn a lot by playing with Moya.

"The second doubles wild card has been given to Somdev and Sanam after taking into account the potential shown by Sanam in recent tournaments in the USA."

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