The SDAT Tennis Stadium in Chennai was built on the occasion of the SAF Games in 1995 by the Tamil Nadu Government. It has since played the host to the Chennai Open tennis event annually since 1997.
The facility comprises of one centre court and four practice / match courts. The floodlit centre court has a seating capacity of 5800 and all courts have a hard (PlayPave) surface.
I was here to watch the Finals between Stanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland against Marin Cilic of Croatia which was won by the later who was seeded No. 2 and was the defending Champion here.
Though the crowd was favoring Wawrinka mostly, turned up to say the Cilic Mantra several times after he came back strongly from the 2nd set onwards and won the game 7-6(2), 7-6(3).