Chennai: The Aircel Chennai Open, India and South Asia’s only ATP World Tour tennis event, today unveiled the trophy that will be presented to the winner of the $450,000 tennis tournament in Chennai. World No. 26 Benoit Paire and India’s Somdev Devvarman together with Renuka Jaypal, National Brand Head, Aircel, M.A. Alagappan, President of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association, Karti P Chidambaram – Chairman Organizing Committee ACO, Vice President AITA, and Tom Annear, Tournament Director unveiled the magnificent trophy.
Scheduled to begin from 30th December 2013 to 5th January, 2014 in Chennai, the 19th edition of one of the region’s most awaited tennis tournaments will see in action the best Indian and International tennis players including World No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, World No. 15 Mikhail Youzhny, World No. 16 Fabio Fognini, and World No. 26 Benoit Paire and Indians Somdev Devvarman, Yuki Bhambri and Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan among others.
Frazer and Haws, a brand with a historic pedigree has conceptualized, designed and handcrafted the special Aircel Chennai Open 2014 trophy. Richly handcrafted to bring out style and substance, the trophy is designed to highlight strength, resilience, and personify the enthusiasm and energy associated with the top event.
Commenting on this, Renuka Jaypal, National Brand Head, Aircel said,”We at Aircel take immense pride in associating with Aircel Chennai Open, a tournament that has gained immense popularity amongst the youth, keeping alive the true spirit of sportsmanship in the country. We congratulate IMG Reliance for continuously striving to raise the bar of the event and for its outstanding organization and wonderful hospitality year after year.”
Commenting on this, M.A. Alagappan, President of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association said, “As we stand on the threshold of yet another edition of the Aircel Chennai Open, it is our pleasure to unveil this beautiful trophy, which will be presented to the title holder of the 2014 edition. We look forward to witnessing another week of exciting tennis action and thrilling talent on display in Chennai.”
“The Aircel Chennai Open is growing from strength to strength into a leading tennis tournament where the world’s best players begin a fresh season. The trophy for the 19th edition of the tournament symbolizes the amazing spirit of the event and it is my privilege to unveil it today. We are geared up for an exciting week of tennis that features a highly competitive player field,” said Tournament Director, Tom Annear.