Second-seeded Janko Tipsarevic of Serbia won the Chennai Open title Sunday by beating Roberto Bautista-Agut of Spain 3-6, 6-1, 6-3 in the final.
The ninth-ranked Tipsarevic won his fourth ATP title against an opponent who was playing in his first tour final. But it was the Spaniard who had the better start, winning the first three games en route to taking the first set. Tipsarevic, who lost to Milos Raonic in last year's final, then dominated the second set and broke early in the third.
Bautista-Agut, who beat top-seeded Tomas Berdych in the quarterfinals, seemed to struggle with a leg injury and needed on-court treatment during the second set.
Tipsarevic had said after the semifinal that he was prepared for a tough final despite his opponent's lack of experience and he was proved right as Bautista-Agut made a strong start.
The Spaniard took the early lead, wrapping up the first set as Tipsarevic's game was marred by unforced errors.
Tipsarevic's serve improved at the start of ...