(January 10, 2016) Stan Wawrinka completed the first three-peat in tournament history when he bested Borna Coric in the final of Chennai 6-3, 7-5. For the world No. 4, it’s his fourth Chennai title and 11th career ATP title. The Swiss now has a 12-match winning streak in Chennai.
For the 19-year-old Coric, he was the first teenage finalist since Marin Cilic in 2008 at New Haven.
“I’m really happy to win the match the way I played today,” said the 30-year-old. “Again it was in two sets as it has been all tournament. The crowd was amazing. They give amazing support every year.
“I’m always trying to improve. I’m trying to move better, trying to play more aggressive with a better forehand and serve better. I’m very happy with my serve this week. I’m happy to get the trophy again. It’s a great feeling.”
“It was a great week for me here,” the world No. 44 Coric said. “I arrived a couple days before the event and got some great practice in the heat.
“Obviously facing Stan in my first final was a tough challenge. Nevertheless I’m very happy with my week and the start into the season.”
“It was my first final so I was bound to make some mistakes,” said the young Croatian. “Stan played an unbelievable match.”