Martin Klizan: The new entrant

After a disastrous second half, the Slovakian will hope for a turnaround at the Chennai Open.

Name: Martin Klizan

Country: Slovakia

Age: 27

World Ranking: 35

Record in Chennai Open: -

Form Book:

Martin Klizan proved he has calibre by winning two ATP 500 tournaments in 2016 — Rotterdam and Hamburg, with the victories coming on either side of a right foot inflammation that forced him out of action for 10 weeks. But that was all the Slovakian could manage in the entire year as first-round exits became the norm for him over the second half of the year.

Klizan will be hoping to regain his touch in Chennai and carry the form into the new year.