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5 things the UAE Royals can do to get back to the top of the table

UAE Royals
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10 Dec 2015, 09:15 IST

It was a rousing start for the 2014 International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) runners-up UAE Royals at Kobe, where they reigned supreme on top of the Team Standings. With a flawless record of two wins out of two matches, they looked set to extend their lead when the league moved to Manila.However, much to the dismay of the Royals members, their Manila stay did not prove to be memorable as they collapsed to two defeats out of three matches. With the IPTL party arriving in New Delhi, Goran Ivanisevic’s men will look to become invincible once again as they aim to reclaim the top spot.(For tickets to UAE Royals matches, click here).Here are five things that are essential for the Royals to get back to the No. 1 position:  

#1 Roger Federers inspiring leadership

Roger Federer ATP WTF 2015

Roger Federer is the messiah who can save the UAE Royals from further misery. With the arrival of the Swiss maestro, the 2014 IPTL runners-up will be emboldened and will look to be a force to reckon with once again. 

The 17-time Grand Slam champion’s presence itself is an asset. Having him in the side can motivate other members to come up with their very best, much like how he spearheaded the eventual champions Indian Aces’ challenge last year.

With the addition of Federer, not only will the Royals look menacing in men’s singles, but the former World No. 1 can also play his part in doubles. Federer regaled the Delhi crowd last year with his efficient volleys alongside Sania Mirza.

The 2008 Olympic men’s doubles gold medallist might turn up for all the three sets – men’s singles, men’s doubles and mixed doubles, making his fans go triple wild with enthusiasm! 

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