Manila Mavericks beat Indian Aces

The Singapore leg of the Coca-Cola IPTL  came to an end today with Manila Mavericks defeating table toppers Micromax Indian Aces 25-20, in an encounter that saw the lead change hands three times in the first three sets.

  • An unbeaten Mark Phillippoussis continued his winning streak with another convincing opening match as he beat Cedric Pioline 6-4 in the legends match.
  • World No. 5 Ana Ivanovic continued her run of good form, playing well as her teammates cheered her on, defeating Kirsten Flipkens 6-2 in a very convincing game.
  • Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza were defeated for the first time in the league as they went down 6-2 to the Mavericks’ Daniel Nestor and Kirsten Flipkens.
    Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Canadian Daniel Nestor fight it out. Pic Courtesy- Getty Images

    Belgian Kirsten Flipkens and Canadian Daniel Nestor fight it out. Pic Courtesy- Getty Images

  • Treat Huey and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga showed that they are a force to be reckoned with, reigniting the form they showed in Manila, overcoming Bopanna and Monfils 6-2 in an entertaining match.
    Mavericks' Tsonga and Huey against Indian Ace's Bopanna and Monfils.  Image Courtesy- Getty Images

    Mavericks’ Tsonga and Huey against Indian Ace’s Bopanna and Monfils.
    Image Courtesy- Getty Images

  • The final set saw the battle of the Frenchmen, as Monfils showed true athleticism to outplay Tsonga 6-5, taking the team total to 20 and earning them 2 points.
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action. Pic Courtesy - Getty Images

    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in action. Pic Courtesy – Getty Images


What the Players said:

 Mark Phillippoussis

“I served three double faults in the first game, it’s tough. I found myself starting on the back foot. It’s Cedric’s first time here so it was tough for him to get his timing, I’m just happy to get a good start for the team.”

Ana Ivanovic

“It’s really good because first of all we don’t really get many sparring matches against the girls in the off-season, and also to have a little fun and enjoy the team atmosphere, because time during off-season is very hard work and time on your own. To spend a little time with the team and make some funny jokes is nice.”

The MAvericks are a jubilant lot after their win over Indian Aces. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

The Mavericks are a jubilant lot after their win over Indian Aces. Image Courtesy- Getty Images

 Match Scores:

    SCORE (GAMES)  
MICROMAX INDIAN ACES     MANILA MAVERICKS
LEGEND’S SINGLES PIOLINE 4 6 PHILLIPPOUSSIS
WOMEN’S IVANOVIC 6 2 FLIPKENS
MIXED DOUBLES BOPANNA / MIRZA 2 6 NESTOR / FLIPKENS
MEN’S DOUBLES BOPANNA / MONFILS 2 6 HUEY / TSONGA
MEN’S SINGLES MONFILS 6 5 TSONGA
TOTAL SCORE MICROMAX INDIAN ACES 20 25 MANILA MAVERICKS

 

 

 

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