Indian Aces Crowned Champions Of Coca-Cola IPTL

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.


The victorious Indian Aces team with the IPTL trophy (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Women’s Singles

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.

Mixed Doubles

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.

Men’s Doubles

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.

Men’s Singles

Novak Djokovic 6-0 Gael Monfils


Novak Djokovic in action at the IPTL Dubai leg (credit: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

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

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