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Images from the finals
Ljubicic defeated defending champion Carlos Moya 7-6, 6-2 in the singles final on Sunday.
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All eyes on Paes-Damm
Leander Paes will team up with new partner Martin Damm for the first time in his opening match at the Chennai Open on Monday.

Cash to pair with Rastogi
Leander Paes and Martin Damm have been drawn to take on Tomas Cibulec and David Skoch in the first round of the doubles event at the Chennai Open.

Nadal pulls out of Chennai Open
Croatia's Ivan Ljubicic will replace the Spaniard who had to pull out due to a prolonged injury he suffered in October.

Paes to partner Damm at Chennai Open
The Indian ace will not play singles but will be on the commentary team covering the Jan 2-8 event.

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    Ivan Ljubicic
    Birth date: 3/09/79
    Height: 6'4'' (193 cm)
    Weight: 190 lbs (86 kg)
    Final Champions Race 2005 Position: 9

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  • Tournament details and prize money

  • Venue:

  • SDAT Tennis Stadium, Nungambakkam
  • Dates:

  • Men's Main Draw: January 2 - 8, 2006
  • Singles/Doubles final:

  • Sunday, January 8, 2006
  • Prize money:

  • Total: US$4,00,000
    Singles: $52,000; Doubles: $16,000
  • Court Surface:

  • Hard (Play Pave)
  • Schedule of Play:

  • Monday to Sunday - 5pm IST onwards (centre court)
    Monday to Wednesday -- 4:30pm IST onwards (outside courts)
  • Tournament Director:

  • Fernando Soler

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