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Bhambri spearheads Indian charge

Chennai: The focus will be on India's top singles player Yuki Bhambri when the Chennai Open ATP Challenger tournament gets underway here on Saturday with the qualifying rounds. The world No. 112 Bhambri, who recently qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, will be the second seed behind Australia's Jordan Thompson (ranked 103). Spain's Marcel Granollers, currently ranked 134, will be among the contenders along with Korea's Duckhee Lee. Three other Indians — Prajnesh Gunneswaran, Sumit Nagal and Saketh Myneni — are direct entries in the main draw. The main draw consists of 32 players: 22 direct entries, 2 special exempts, four qualifiers and four wild cards.
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