|Posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM|
The Hamdan Sports Complex is as grand, as marvellous and as jaw-dropping as any of the other modern architectural masterpieces in Dubai. From afar, the stadium looks like a giant, blue-swirl – or maybe even one of those spacecraft from a Hollywood sci-fi movie. But beneath its extravagantly dazzling look, the Hamdan Sports Complex is, in fact, a fully-functional sports arena. Constructed in 2010, the indoor stadium with a capacity to hold 15,000 spectators has largely been so far known for hosting the world swimming championship. Apart from aquatic events, the complex has also hosted basketball, netball, volleyball and hockey events. The home side, UAE Royals, will look forward to create tennis magic within this magical sporting venue.
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - IPTL Dubai Day Three - Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers walks out on court to play in his teams match against the Manila Mavericks
Order of Play and IPTL Match Rules
Singapore Slammers team coach Australian Joshua Eagle - Manila Mavericks team coach Spaniard Carlos Moya
Patrick Rafter of the Singapore Slammers in action against Mark Philippoussis
Warmup Tomas Berdych during Men's Singles Patrick Rafter vs Mark Philippoussis
Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks in action against Patrick Rafter
Team Singapore Slammers: Lleyton Hewitt - Nick Kyrgios
Tomas Berdych of DBS Singapore Slammers in action against Manila Mavericks player Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber during their match of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) at Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 13 December 2014. Kohlschreiber won the match.
Tomas Berdych in action against Philipp Kohlschreiber who came on for the Mavericks as an alternate for Tsonga
Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers in action against Philipp Kohlschreiber of the Manila Mavericks during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 13, 2014 in Dubai.
Philipp Kohlschreiber def. Tomas Berdych 6-2 in the Men’s Singles
DBS Singapore Slammers' Tomas Berdych of Czech Republic hits a return to Manila Mavericks' Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany during their match at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Dubai December 13, 2014.
Time to make a last selfie!
Tomas Berdych of the Singapore Slammers takes the final group selfie after his teams last match against the Manila Mavericks during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 13, 2014 in Dubai.
preparing the Trophy Ceremony
HH Sheikh Hasher Maktoum Jumah Al Maktoum, President of Tennis Emirates about to present the trophy to the Indian Aces coach Fabrice Santoro during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 13, 2014 in Dubai.
Micromax Indian Aces crowned champions of inaugural Coca-Cola IPTL
Fabrice Santoro, Ana Ivanovic, Gael Monfils, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna and Cedric Pioline of the Indian Aces pose for a group shot with the trophy after becoming winners of the first IPTL Tour during the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League fourth leg at the Hamdan Sports Complex, December 13, 2014 in Dubai.