Marking his first time playing in India, Roger Federer will take part in the inaugural Indian Premier Tennis League (IPTL), December 7-8 in New Delhi. The Swiss maestro will headline the Micromax Indian Aces, joined by 14-time grand slam champion Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils, Ana Ivanovic, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, and Fabrice Santoro.
IPTL brings a unique take to the team natured matches and scoring format. Each match consists of five sets (men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles, men’s legends’ singles). Each set is played first to six games with a five-minute shoot-out at 5-all. No-ad scoring applies for each game and each game won counts as one point for the team’s total. Watch the video below to learn more about IPTL, the format and schedule.
Indian Aces vs Singapore Slammers (4pm New Delhi).
Federer vs Berdych
Ivanovic vs Hantuchova
Federer/Bopanna vs Soares/Hewitt
Mirza/Federer vs Hantuchova/Soares
Sampras vs Rafter