12 Jan 2009

Cilic wins Chennai Tennis Open

1:47 pm on 12 January 2009

Croatian tennis star Marin Cilic ended Indian wildcard Somdev Devvarman's dream run on home soil to win the ATP Chennai Open crown.

The lanky world number 27 beat the Devvarman 6-4 7-6 in a morale-boosting victory ahead of the season's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, starting in Melbourne later this month.

20 year-old Cilic earned $US73,000 ($NZ 124,095) and 250 ATP points for winning his second career title.