CHENNAI, India (AP) — Sixth-ranked Czech player Tomas Berdych heads an impressive field of four top-20 players in the Chennai Open that starts Monday.
World No.9 Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia and former champions Marin Cilic of Croatia (15) and Stanislas Wawrinka (17) of Switzerland are the other top names in the field.
Also in the field are Frenchman Benoit Paire, who showed good form in 2012 and has risen to 47 in the ATP rankings, Dutchman Robin Haase, Taiwan's Yen-Hsun Lu, and Japan's Go Soeda.
Berdych defeated Roger Federer in the quarterfinals of this year's US Open. He is returning to Chennai after missing the last year's tournament.