IPTL Moves On To Singapore Leg


The Singapore leg of the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), kicks off at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Tuesday. The Serena Williams-led DBS Singapore Slammers will look to reverse their fortunes in the home leg. The home team will be bolstered by the addition of one of the legends of the game – Andre Agassi who makes his IPTL debut.


Andre Agassi (extreme right) lighting a Christmas candle in Singapore on Monday (courtesy: IPTL website)

The players landed in the Lion City on Monday amidst much fanfare. Former World No. 1 Andre Agassi was quick to get into the festive mood, turning on Christmas tree lights at the official hotel while DBS Singapore Slammers teammate and World No. 7 Tomas Berdych spoke of his excitement to bring a new form of tennis to Singapore.

Press Conference

The official press conference was attended by Tomas Berdych (DBS Singapore Slammers), Josh Eagle (DBS Singapore Slammers, Coach), Goran Ivanisevic (Musafir.com UAE Royals), John Laffnie De Jager (Musafir.com UAE Royals, Coach), Fabrice Santoro (Micromax Indian Aces, Player-Coach), Treat Huey (Manila Mavericks, Player-Coach) and Eric M. Gottschalk (COO, IPTL).


The players at the Singapore press conference on Monday (courtesy: IPTL website)

Berdych hopeful of doing well at home team stadium
Tomas Berdych wants to change fortunes for Singapore Slammers who had been without a win in the Manila leg.

“We didn’t start the way that we wanted to in Manila and as we are coming to our home venue we want to change it all and really start strong, play well and you know, make some wins. I think that this is the best place to do it and it’s good that you get other chances and for us it would be great to start with some wins,’’ Berdych said.

Berdych confident of a win v Tsonga
The World No. 7 talked about his impending clash against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks.

“I think we have all had good seasons but playing with Jo is going to be a tough match. We’ve had many of them in the past and as I was saying, this is the best time to start to win some matches and I’m going to try and win many and this is a good start,’’ Berdych added.

Goran approves of IPTL
2001 Wimbledon champion Goran Ivanisevic of the UAE Royals approved of the IPTL format. The former World No. 2 even expressed confidence that the event will become even better in the near future.

“I think this is going to be good for the future. Hopefully the Singapore people will enjoy it; we have another two cities to go. But so far it’s looking great and it’s going to be even better and better,’’ Ivanisevic said.

Josh Eagle talks about coaching the Slammers
When you have established greats like Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Pat Rafter and also Tomas Berdych in one team, it sure is not an easy task to coach such a team. DBS Singapore Slammers coach Josh Eagle revealed how tough it can get and how much the entire team is enjoying the IPTL.

“It’s not easy. Look it’s pretty hard when you’ve got grand slam champions like Pat Rafter having to sit out a couple of matches but when you’re bringing in some of the all-time greats that’s what showcases this product – the IPTL is just an incredible product that you can get the absolute all-time greats of the game and the greats of the current era playing together’’, Eagle said.

‘’Travelling together is a lot of fun; the format is fun; you will see the excitement on the bench among all the players. I have no doubt that Andre is excited as is Serena. For us it’s about showing the fans what this is all about. We’re serious about winning and will be pulling out all the stops here tomorrow night (Tuesday night),” Eagle added.

Agassi eager to make his debut

singapore gala dinner

Andre Agassi (third from left in front row) along with other stars at the Singapore Gala Dinner on Monday (courtesy: IPTL website)

Eight-time Grand Slam champion Andre Agassi will be giving the Singapore Slammers a boost when he makes his IPTL debut in front of the home fans on Tuesday. The former World No. 1 is very eager to make a significant contribution to the team.

“I hope to be a contribution for my team, and add to the entire experience. It’s great to be back, I wish I had more reasons to come here, and now it looks like I have a reason to come here every year,’’ Agassi said.

For Sports Updates


  1. Author Image

    Hi there! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog. Is it tough to set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty quick. I'm thinking about setting up my own but I'm not sure where to start. Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thank you

  2. Author Image

    I simply want to say I am newbie to weblog and definitely liked you're website. Most likely I’m going to bookmark your website . You absolutely come with perfect articles. Regards for sharing with us your web-site.

  3. Author Image

    Helpful info. Lucky me I discovered your web site by chance, and I am surprised why this twist of fate didn’t happened in advance! I bookmarked it.

  4. Author Image

    Generally I don't read post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very forced me to check out and do so! Your writing taste has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great article.

  5. Author Image

    hello!,I like your writing so a lot! proportion we keep in touch more approximately your article on AOL? I need an expert in this house to resolve my problem. Maybe that is you! Taking a look ahead to peer you.

  6. Author Image

    Some really choice content on this internet site , saved to my bookmarks .

  7. Author Image

    MetroClick specializes in building completely interactive products like Photo Booth for rental or sale, Touch Screen Kiosks, Large Touch Screen Displays , Monitors, Digital Signages and experiences. With our own hardware production facility and in-house software development teams, we are able to achieve the highest level of customization and versatility for Photo Booths, Touch Screen Kiosks, Touch Screen Monitors and Digital Signage. Visit MetroClick at http://www.metroclick.com/ or , 121 Varick St, New York, NY 10013, +1 646-843-0888

  8. Author Image

    I simply could not depart your site prior to suggesting that I really loved the usual info an individual supply for your visitors? Is gonna be back continuously in order to investigate cross-check new posts.

  9. Author Image

    Thanks, I've just been looking for info about this subject for ages and yours is the greatest I've discovered so far. However, what in regards to the conclusion? Are you certain concerning the source?

  10. Author Image

    Wow! Thank you! I continually needed to write on my site something like that. Can I implement a part of your post to my website?

  11. Author Image

    I have recently started a site, the info you offer on this site has helped me greatly. Thank you for all of your time & work.

  12. Author Image

    But wanna remark that you have a very decent site, I enjoy the pattern it actually stands out.

  13. Author Image

    Only a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great design .

  14. Author Image

    very good publish, i certainly love this web site, carry on it

  15. Author Image

    I am really impressed with your writing skills as well as with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Anyway keep up the nice quality writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one these days..

  16. Author Image

    I've been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this web site. Thanks, I'll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

  17. Author Image

    Its great as your other blog posts : D, thankyou for putting up. "What makes something special is not just what you have to gain, but what you feel there is to lose." by Andre Agassi.

  18. Author Image

    you are in point of fact a excellent webmaster. The website loading pace is amazing. It sort of feels that you are doing any distinctive trick. In addition, The contents are masterwork. you've done a excellent activity in this matter!

  19. Author Image

    Some genuinely nice and useful info on this site, besides I think the style has excellent features.

  20. Author Image

    Great website. A lot of useful information here. I am sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And naturally, thanks in your effort!

  21. Author Image

    I’ve been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts in this sort of house . Exploring in Yahoo I at last stumbled upon this site. Reading this info So i am satisfied to exhibit that I've a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed. I most indisputably will make certain to do not forget this website and give it a look regularly.

  22. Author Image

    What i do not understood is if truth be told how you're now not actually much more well-preferred than you may be right now. You are so intelligent. You recognize therefore considerably on the subject of this matter, made me in my opinion believe it from a lot of varied angles. Its like women and men aren't fascinated until it's one thing to do with Girl gaga! Your personal stuffs outstanding. Always handle it up!

  23. Author Image

    Hi, i think that i noticed you visited my site thus i got here to “return the desire”.I'm attempting to in finding things to enhance my website!I suppose its good enough to use some of your concepts!!

  24. Author Image

    Thank you for the sensible critique. Me & my neighbor were just preparing to do some research on this. We got a grab a book from our area library but I think I learned more from this post. I'm very glad to see such magnificent info being shared freely out there.

  25. Author Image

    I just couldn't go away your website before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the usual info an individual provide to your guests? Is going to be again often to check out new posts.

  26. Author Image

    Wow! This can be one particular of the most beneficial blogs We've ever arrive across on this subject. Basically Excellent. I am also a specialist in this topic therefore I can understand your hard work.

  27. Author Image

    I have been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thanks, I'll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your site?

  28. Author Image

    I simply couldn't leave your website before suggesting that I actually enjoyed the standard info a person supply to your visitors? Is going to be back often to check out new posts.

  29. Author Image

    Excellent read, I just passed this onto a colleague who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch because I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! "We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over." by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce.

  30. Author Image

    It is truly a nice and useful piece of information. I'm glad that you simply shared this helpful info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  31. Author Image

    I like this post, enjoyed this one appreciate it for posting .

  32. Author Image

    Enjoyed reading through this, very good stuff, appreciate it. "It is in justice that the ordering of society is centered." by Aristotle.

  33. Author Image

    Wonderful site. Lots of useful information here. I am sending it to some friends ans also sharing in delicious. And certainly, thank you to your effort!

  34. Author Image

    I'll right away take hold of your rss as I can not to find your email subscription link or newsletter service. Do you've any? Kindly permit me understand in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  35. Author Image

    Simply a smiling visitant here to share the love (:, btw outstanding design and style .

  36. Author Image

    Thanks, I've just been searching for info approximately this subject for a long time and yours is the best I have came upon so far. But, what concerning the bottom line? Are you sure in regards to the supply?

  37. Author Image

    I really appreciate this post. I have been looking all over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thanks again!

  38. Author Image

    What i do not understood is in reality how you are now not really much more well-favored than you may be right now. You are very intelligent. You recognize thus significantly with regards to this matter, produced me personally believe it from a lot of numerous angles. Its like women and men don't seem to be involved until it is one thing to do with Lady gaga! Your own stuffs excellent. All the time handle it up!

  39. Author Image

    Good – I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your website. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs and related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it at all. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task.

  40. Author Image

    Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to more added agreeable from you! However, how can we communicate?

  41. Author Image

    But wanna say that this is extremely helpful, Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  42. Author Image

    WONDERFUL Post.thanks for share..more wait .. …

  43. Author Image

    I think youve made some actually helpful factors. Not as well lots of people would actually feel about this the best way you simply did. Im genuinely impressed that theres so much about this matter thats been uncovered and you also did it so nicely, with so considerably class. Fantastic one you, man! Definitely terrific things correct here.

  44. Author Image

    Pretty portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your site and in accession capital to assert that I get actually loved account your weblog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing for your augment and even I success you get admission to constantly rapidly.

  45. Author Image

    Nice blog here! Also your web site lots up very fast! What web host are you using? Can I am getting your associate link for your host? I desire my website loaded up as fast as yours lol

  46. Author Image

    Gday here, just turned out to be conscious of your blog site through Bing, and found that it's really beneficial. I’ll be grateful in the event you maintain this informative article.

  47. Author Image

    Thanks a lot for giving everyone an extraordinarily superb opportunity to read from this site. It's always very good and as well , full of a good time for me and my office colleagues to visit your site at the very least thrice in a week to read the new guidance you will have. And definitely, I'm certainly amazed with your very good hints served by you. Certain 1 ideas in this article are really the most efficient we've had.

  48. Author Image

    Very engaging elements you'll have remarked, thanks so much for posting.

  49. Author Image

    Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I'm not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I'd post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Kudos

  50. Author Image

    Might be almost close to impossible to encounter well-updated men and women on this subject, unfortunately you appear like you fully grasp which you're indicating! Many Thanks

  51. Author Image

    Good blog! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I am wondering how I might be notified whenever a new post has been made. I've subscribed to your feed which must do the trick! Have a nice day!

  52. Author Image

    I must point out my affection for your kind-heartedness in support of those people who really need guidance on this particular content. Your personal dedication to getting the solution around had been incredibly helpful and have continually encouraged girls just like me to attain their goals. Your informative hints and tips implies this much a person like me and substantially more to my office workers. Warm regards; from each one of us.

  53. Author Image

    I was very happy to discover this great site. I want to to thank you for ones time for this particularly fantastic read!! I definitely loved every bit of it and I have you saved to fav to look at new things in your site.

  54. Author Image

    I merely have to show you that I am new to blogging and undeniably valued your work. Most likely I am most likely to remember your blog post . You literally have great article information. Acknowledge it for discussing with us the best site write-up

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.