CHENNAI, India, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Top seed Guillermo Canas of Argentina defeated Paradorn Srichaphan of Thailand, 6-4, 7-6 (7-2), Sunday to capture the title at the Tata Open.
It was the second career triumph for the 24-year-old Canas, who also won on clay last year in Casablanca. He displayed his skills on all surfaces during 2000, advancing to the finals at 's-Hertogenbosch on grass, Stuttgart on hard courts and Vienna on clay.
Canas, who earned $51,500 for the victory, talked about the political unrest in his country.
"To start the year like this is unbelievable," he said. "I dedicate this win to my country and all its people because things are not very good there, so I did this for Argentina."
The 22-year-old Srichaphan defeated a pair of seeds en route to his first career final and was trying to become the first player from Thailand to win an ATP event.