Know your brand new International Premier Tennis League

After the International Premier League, Indian Badminton League, Pro Kabaddi League and Indian Super League, India now has a tennis league – International Premier Tennis League. Despite the launch of a rival league – Champions Tennis League, the IPTL appears to be the real deal in terms of promoters, sponsors and players. So here is our indispensable guide to the first edition of the the IPTL.

IPTL boss unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury
IPTL boss unconcerned over Roger Federer's injury

The head of the new International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) shrugged off concerns over Roger Federer`s fitness on Thursday as the Swiss star battles a back injury.

We would like to get to eight teams by 2020: Mahesh Bhupathi
We would like to get to eight teams by 2020: Mahesh Bhupathi

Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the brain behind the International Premier Tennis Leaque (IPTL), is hoping to include a team from China in future and have eight teams on board by 2020.

Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev Devvarman
Youngsters can gain knowledge from legends during CTL: Somdev Devvarman

 Being in the august company of names such as Venus Williams and Pat Cash, among others, during the Champions Tennis League will be a great opportunity for Indian youngsters to learn and take their game to the next level, says the country's top singles player Somdev Devvarman.

India-centric CTL won't clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj
India-centric CTL won't clash with IPTL: Vijay Amritraj

The inaugural Champions Tennis League (CTL) from Nov 17-26 to be played across six cities in India won't have any clash of interests with the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), though, both will have franchises based out of New Delhi, former Indian tennis star and CTL promoter Vijay Amritraj said Friday.

IPTL will take tennis to new regions, says Andy Murray
IPTL will take tennis to new regions, says Andy Murray

Looking forward to his stint in the upcoming Indian Premier Tennis League, British number one Andy Murray says the event will take the sport to new regions.

WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup
WTA mulling new women`s tennis World Cup

Women`s tennis is considering introducing a new World Cup team event, its head said Saturday, a move which may bring competition for the soon-to-be-launched International Premier Tennis League.

Ticket sales for Delhi leg of IPTL to begin after Diwali weekend
Ticket sales for Delhi leg of IPTL to begin after Diwali weekend

Tickets for Delhi leg of the much-awaited International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will be up for sale post Diwali weekend.

Star Sports bags broadcast right for IPTL
Star Sports bags broadcast right for IPTL

India's leading sports broadcaster, Star Sports has bagged the rights to telecast the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Tickets for IPTL are highly affordable for tennis fans, confirms Lara Dutta
Tickets for IPTL are highly affordable for tennis fans, confirms Lara Dutta

Hours after a leading English daily posted a news speculating exporbitant ticket price for the forthcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), Bollywood actress Lara Dutta, who is also the wife of tennis ace Mahesh Bhupathi - the Managing Director of the league – slammed the report and said, the tickets would be affordable for the tennis fans in India.

Mahesh Bhupathi plays down ATP chief's remark on IPTL
Mahesh Bhupathi plays down ATP chief's remark on IPTL

Reacting to ATP chief Chris Kermode's "glorified exhibition" remark on the inaugural International Tennis Premier League (IPTL), league founder Mahesh Bhupathi has said that "everyone is entitled to their opinion and we are going to put on a world class show".

Vishnu Vardhan, Prerna Bhambri win Fenesta Open National Champions title
Vishnu Vardhan, Prerna Bhambri win Fenesta Open National Champions title

Vishnu Vardhan and Prerna Bhambri were crowned winners of the 20th Fenesta Open National Tennis Championship in the men's singles and women's singles categories, respectively here on Saturday.

Serena, Agassi, Rafter headline IPTL's Singapore franchise
Serena, Agassi, Rafter headline IPTL's Singapore franchise

Heavyweights Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, and Patrick Rafter will represent Singapore Slammers for the home leg in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) to be held here December 2-4.

Fans send hilarious photoshopped pics to Federer for places to visit in India
Fans send hilarious photoshopped pics to Federer for places to visit in India

Indian tennis fans were enthralled minutes after Roger Federer confirmed his forthcoming trip to New Delhi where he will lead Indian Aces as a part of the International Premier Tennis League. The Swiss legend, equally excited, asked the fans to come up with suggestions about the places he needs to visit.

IPTL: Roger Federer 'beyond excited' to play in India
IPTL: Roger Federer 'beyond excited' to play in India

Not only are tennis fans in India looking forward to seeing legend Roger Federer play in person, the man himself is 'beyond excited' to visit the country.

Swiss legend Roger Federer set to play in New Delhi, to lead Indian Aces in IPTL
Swiss legend Roger Federer set to play in New Delhi, to lead Indian Aces in IPTL

In what would be one of the greatest moment for Indian tennis fans, 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer is confirmed to play in the Mahesh Bhupathi-promoted International Tennis Premier League (ITPL).

Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics
Rohan Bopanna is open to playing with Leander Paes at 2016 Rio Olympics

India's doubles star Rohan Bopanna says the bitterness that had developed between him and Leander Paes in the build-up to the 2012 London Games is "long gone and over" and he was not averse to the idea of pairing with his senior compatriot for the Rio Olympics if there are no fitness issues.

India in Davis Cup - down memory lane
India in Davis Cup - down memory lane

India have had their share of romance with the Davis Cup, having been runners-up thrice -- in 1966, 1974 and 1987. Their best-ever performance was probably in 1966 when they beat Brazil in Kolkata. Ramanathan Krishnan defeated southpaw and World No.12 Thomaz Koch in five sets to clinch the Inter-Zonal final 3-2, and put India in the now-defunct Challenge Round where they lost to Australia.

Still proud Indian, says Sania Mirza after US Open win
Still proud Indian, says Sania Mirza after US Open win

 India`s Sania Mirza captured her third Grand Slam mixed doubles title on Friday, winning the US Open crown with Brazilian partner Bruno Soares and then declared herself "a proud Indian".

Serena, Agassi to play in Singapore IPTL leg from December 2-4

Multiple Grand Slam champions Serena Williams and Andre Agassi will turn up for their IPTL franchise Singapore `Slammers` during their home leg matches against UAE Royals, Team Manila and Indian Aces at the Singapore Indoor Stadium (SIS) between December 2-4.