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.
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".
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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.
There is no threat to the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), veteran Indian star Mahesh Bhupathi said Saturday, asserting that none of the team owners has pulled out and a multi-year deal was firmly in place with the country`s biggest broadcaster for his ambitious event.
The Champions Tennis League must not be perceived as competition to the Mahesh Bhupathi-launched IPTL as CTL is the only way to bring international tennis to India due to a crammed calender, says tennis legend Vijay Amritraj.
A self-confessed tennis fan, former Indian cricket captain Sunil Gavaskar has bought stake in the the Singapore franchise of veteran Mahesh Bhupathi`s ambitious brainchild -- the International Premier Tennis League.
With a World Group place at stake, taking on Serbia is a big challenge even in a home Davis Cup tie and India must go with "maximum experience" against the world number two team, says doubles exponent Rohan Bopanna.