As I headed towards the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Day 2 of the International Premier Tennis League, like any other tennis fan, I too, was brimming with excitement. There was disappointment for everybody on the opening day, where Roger Federer didn’t play a match.
While the recently concluded International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) was more about the hype around superstars like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, several tennis fans were thrilled to watch American legend Pete Sampras play live in front of their eyes.
The spectators, over 10,000 in number, at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital were all excited. The supporting staff tried their best to convince everybody to get back to their seats as the match of the tournament was about to start.
After enthralling the Indian tennis fans for two days in the much-awaited Delhi leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), Swiss legend Roger Federer on Monday thanked all the fans for their support.
Roger Federer's countless fans did not have enough of him on his rare Indian sojourn and the Swiss superstar reciprocated their feelings saying that one day he would travel the "beautiful country in a big way".
India's exciting date with the legends of tennis world ended on Monday after the likes of Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Pete Sampras and Goran Ivanisevic gave enough glittering glimpses of their brilliance on the concluding day of IPTL.
The crowd at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium had slowly begun to vacate their seats. Since Roger Federer had played his quota of matches for the day, the tennis fans had been waiting for the men’s singles match between Jo-Wilfriend Tsonga and Marin Cilic.
On the third and the final day of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), while several matches would be played, crowd is expected to turn up in large numbers to watch the men’s singles match between Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic.
World No 1 Novak Djokovic and legendary Roger Federer delighted fans on their India debut as home team Indian Aces scored their second straight win of the IPTL at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, here on Sunday.