The Micromax Indian Aces were crowned champions of the inaugural Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after an interesting last match at Hamdan Sports Complex in Dubai. The concluding match of the IPTL Dubai leg saw the Aces lose to 15-29 to the UAE Royals, who were playing on their home turf.
Kristina Mladenovic 5-6 Ana Ivanovic
Kristina Mladenovic once again proved a tough nut to crack in the opening set against World No. 5 Ana Ivanovic but the Indian Aces player eventually won the shootout 6-5.
Nenad Zimonjic/Kristina Mladenovic 6-2 Rohan Bopanna/Sania Mirza
The Serbian-French combine of Nenad Zimonjic and Kristina Mladenovic powered their way past Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza 6-2.
Goran Ivanisevic*/Nenad Zimonjic 6-2 Cedric Pioline*/Gael Monfils
Zimonjic was joined by compatriot Novak Djokovic and later on by former Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic in a set that witnessed fascinating volleys and intelligent rallies from both pairs. The Royals won the set 6-2.
Past Champions’ Singles
Goran Ivanisevic 6-5 Cedric Pioline
In the Past Champions’ set, Ivanisevic played against Cedric Pioline and won 6-5 thanks to a convincing performance in the shootout.
Novak Djokovic 6-0 Gael Monfils
Novak Djokovic met Gael Monfils and gave spectators a demonstration of his class by efficiently moving to a 6–0 result.
Other Results of the Indian Aces from the Dubai leg
Indian Aces 28-23 Manila Mavericks
Fabrice Santoro 6-3 Mark Philippoussis
Gael Monfils 6-2 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Rohan Bopanna/Sania Mirza 6-4 Daniel Nestor/Kristina Mladenovic
Ana Ivanovic 6-3 Kirsten Flipkens
Rohan Bopanna/Gael Monfils 4-11 Daniel Nestor/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Indian Aces 28-24 Singapore Slammers
Ana Ivanovic 6-5 Daniela Hantuchova
Fabrice Santoro 6-3 Pat Rafter
Rohan Bopanna/Sania Mirza 6-5 Bruno Soares/Daniela Hantuchova
Gael Monfils/Rohan Bopanna 6-3 Lleyton Hewitt/Bruno Soares
Gael Monfils 4-8 Tomas Berdych