Prakash, at end of tunnel


"There are not many tournaments on the Tour in which I have participated as many times as I have in Chennai and I am waiting to win it this time," Tipsarevic said after the match. Also winning on Wednesday was fourth-seeded Stanislas Wawrinka beat German qualifier Cedrik Marcel-Stebe 6-4, 6-3.

Haase upset

Dutchman Robin Haase, has been the biggest upset in the singles draw so far as the sixth seed was sent out by Slovenia's Aljaz Bedene 7-5 6-3. Haase didn't have his luck in the doubles either as he and his countryman Igor Sijsling put up a listless show against Somdev Devvarman and Sergiy Stakhovsky. After the 7-5 6-3 win, Devvarman and Ukraine's Stakhovsky will play the Ratiwatana twins, who upset second seeds Leander Paes and Roger-Vasselin. Meanwhile, Rohan Bopanna-Rajeev Ram beat Y Lu/G soeda 6-4 6-3 and Mahesh Bhupathi-Daniel Nestor beat Sriram Balaji and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan 6-3 6-0.

Today's key matches:

Singles Round 2: M Cilic vs S Stakhovsky, D Sela vs B Paire, T Berdych vs S Devvarman, R Bautista-Agut vs M Bachinger; Doubles Quarter Final: A Bedene/ B Kavcic vs A Begemann/M Emmrich, R Bopanna /R Ram vs B Paire/S Wawrinka, M Bhupathi/ D Nestor vs R Klaasen/ N Monroe

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Players haven't said they won't play: AITA CEO

The All India Tennis Association (AITA) said on Wednesday that there was no threat of a Davis Cup pull-out by the players ahead of the tie against South Korea in February.

Following a December 30 meeting with the players who are asking for a greater say in deciding Davis Cup venues and demanding a larger share of revenues AITA CEO Hiranmoy Chatterjee said that there was no cause for panic and that the players were ready to wait till Monday for a response.

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