Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland won the Chennai Open today, beating Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France 7-5, 6-2, not having dropped a set in the tournament. It was Wawrinka’s fifth career title, taking the world No. 8 into the Australian Open with a strong tailwind. In that Major last year, the Swiss played one of last year’s best matches, losing to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in a five-set thriller. It’s a fair wager that none of the top seeds will be happy to see Stan in their quarter when the draw comes out at the end of the week.
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