World number eight Stanislas Wawrinka on Monday confirmed his participation in the 19th edition of the Aircel Chennai Open starting December 30.

In 2012, Wawrinka had partnered Frenchman Benoit Paire to lift the doubles title.

“I am glad to say that Chennai Open will mark my sixth visit to Chennai to participate in a tournament I have grown to respect and love. As always, I am really looking forward to experiencing, once more, the excitement and support of the people,” Wawrinka said.

M.A. Alagappan, president of Tamil Nadu Tennis Association said, “Wawrinka is a player adored by fans in Chennai and we are glad to announce that he will be seen in action this year as well. He has had a fantastic playing year and we congratulate him on his stupendous performance at the ATP World Tour Finals.”

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