|Posted on November 26, 2015 at 12:15 AM|
The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL, officially the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League Presented by Qatar Airways pursuant to sponsorship agreements with The Coca-Cola Company and Qatar Airways) is a team tennis league founded in 2013, that launched in November 2014.
IPTL started its inaugural season on 28 November 2014, with the Indian Aces defeating the Singapore Slammers, 26–16, in Pasay, Metropolitan Manila, Philippines.
This year’s competition, which takes place December 2-20, sees a fifth team introduced to the format, the Japan Warriors, who announced Maria Sharapova and Japan’s Kei Nishikori as their first two signings, along with Vasek Pospisil, Leander Paes, Marat Safin, Lucas Pouille, Karumi Nara and Daniela Hantuchova.
2015 International Premier Tennis League (IPTL)
The final player line-up of all five teams:
MANILA MAVERICKS : Serena Williams, Milos Raonic, Richard Gasquet, Mark Philippoussis, Jarmila Gajdosova, Treat Huey, Edouard Roger-Vasselin.
SINGAPORE SLAMMERS :
Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios, Karolina Pliskova, Carlos Moya, Belinda Bencic, Marcelo Melo, Dustin Brown.
INDIAN ACES : Rafael Nadal, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Gael Monfils, Fabrice Santoro, Ivan Dodig, Sam Stosur.
UAE ROYALS : Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, Marin Cilic, Daniel Nestor, Ana Ivanovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Goran Ivanisevic.
JAPAN WARRIORS : Maria Sharapova, Kei Nishikori, Leander Paes, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Marat Safin, Kurumi Nara, Pierre Hugues-Herbert
Schedule of Play
December 2 – UAE Royals v Singapore Slammers; Japan Warriors v Indian Aces
December 3 – Singapore Slammers v Philippine Mavericks; UAE Royals v Japan Warriors
December 4 – Japan Warriors v Philippine Mavericks; Indian Aces v Singapore Slammers
December 6 – Philippine Mavericks v UAE Royals; Singapore Slammers v Japan Warriors
December 7 – Philippine Mavericks v Japan Warriors; Indian Aces v UAE Royals
December 8 – Philippine Mavericks v Indian Aces; UAE Royals v Singapore Slammers
India (New Delhi)
December 10 – Indian Aces v Singapore Slammers; Japan Warriors v UAE Royals
December 11 – Indian Aces v Japan Warriors; Singapore Slammers v Philippine Mavericks
December 12 – Indian Aces v UAE Royals; Japan Warriors v Philippine Mavericks
United Arab Emirates U.A.E. (Dubai)
December 14 – UAE Royals v Philippine Mavericks; Indian Aces v Japan Warriors
December 15 – UAE Royals v Singapore Slammers; Philippine Mavericks v Indian Aces
December 16 – UAE Royals v Japan Warriors; Singapore Slammers v Indian Aces
December 18 – Singapore Slammers v Philippine Mavericks; UAE Royals v Indian Aces
December 19 – Singapore Slammers v UAE Royals; Philippine Mavericks v Japan Warriors
December 20 - Final