|Posted on December 11, 2014 at 12:35 AM|
Tomas Berdych and Lleyton Hewitt of the Singapore Slammers relax on the private players flight from Delhi,India to Dubai prior to the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 10, 2014 in Dubai.
From Chilly Delhi to the Desert of Dubai, IPTL Enters its Final Phase
December 10, 2014
After some high intensity tennis and a fun filled weekend in wintry Delhi, the IPTL teams are all set to entice the crowds in Dubai, where the final leg of the tournament will be played. Fans in Dubai will expect some top class action on all the three days (December 11 – 13). The Indian leg came to an end with an exciting match between Federer and Djokovic, the world's top two players.
The IPTL which started in Manila has already been hosted in Singapore and Delhi and will host the final leg in Dubai. Currently the Indian Aces are on a lead with 30 points followed by the UAE Royals at the second place with 27 points.
Tennis stars will experience a difference in terms of weather. Though maximums in both the cities are nearly the same, the difference lies in the diurnal range of the temperature i.e. the difference between maximums and minimums. In Delhi, the minimums drop to 8°C making it pleasantly cool. Whereas in Dubai it only drops to a few degrees from 25 to 22°C making the conditions hot and humid.
Fans in Dubai can expect some tennis giants namely Roger Federer, Pete Smpras, Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Maria Sharapova, Pat Rafter, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and many others to entertain the crowds at the Hamdan Sports Complex.