Mikhail Youzhny: Old gun ready to fire

The 2008 champion will hope for an encore and a revival of his fortunes in Chennai.

Name: Mikhail Youzhny

Country: Russia

Age: 34

World Ranking: 57

Record in Chennai Open: 2001: Round of 16; 2008: Winner; 2014: Round of 16;

Form Book:

Mikhail Youzhny has been susceptible to illness and injury in 2016, retiring midway through a match on at least three occasions. He had his best run in 2008, reaching the quarterfinals of Australian Open and achieving a career-high 2008. It was the same year that he won the Chennai Open title and will be desperately seeking for the same magic when he makes his fourth appearance here.

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