Marin Cilic: The man to beat

Marin Cilic won the Chennai Open in 2009 and 2010

Name: Marin Cilic

Country: Croatia

Age: 28

World Ranking: 6

Record in Chennai Open: 2007: Third round Qualifying; 2008: Semifinals; 2009: Winner; 2010: Winner; 2011: Round of 32; 2012: Quarterfinals

Form Book:

After the highs of 2014 where he won the US Open title beating Kei Nishikori, 2016 has turned out to be the most successful year for Croatian Marin Cilic. He reached a career-high No. 6 in the world after capturing his first ATP Masters 1000 title at Cincinnati. The year also saw him collecting his first ATP World Tour 500 title at Basel and leading Croatia to Davis Cup final.

With Stan Wawrinka deciding to skip the Chennai Open, Marin Cilic starts as the clear favourite. Marin Cilic is no stranger to Chennai Open, having already collected two titles in his previous six visits. The 2009 and 2010 champion will look to win his third title in 2017.