Roger Federer won a thrilling set 6-5 last year in the IPTL against Novak DjokovicIPTL, the entertainment-centric tournament of tennis, has recently announced its plans for next season in 2015. A new team, Japan Warriors has been added and some great players like Rafael Nadal, Marat Safin, Carlos Moya and others have been assigned teams.This surely means more number of matches and some exciting mouth watering clashes to look forward to. We have seen and enjoyed many of these clashes before, be it in Grand Slam finals or ATP tournaments, but the unique format of IPTL makes it much more entertaining. We all remember Federer- Djokovic clash held in Delhi on 8th December which went to wire having a score line of 6-5 in favor of Federer.This surely was the most significant tennis clash India has ever hosted and all us viewers had our hearts in our mouth by watching Federer’s volleys and Djokovic’s baseline backhands. But fear not, IPTL 2015 boasts very exciting matches as well.
#1 Rafael Nadal(Indian Aces) vs Novak Djokovic(Singapore Slammers)
Nadal was not partofthe last IPTL, so this year he will surely fill that voidand display his prowess. Also, many fans across the world are aching to watch the epic clashes between the two best baseline players in the world.This means we will witness a set of Djokovic vs Nadal entertainment.
Nadal leads Djokovic in headto head clashes 23-19, but Djokovic has a 4-1 lead in recent clashes. But you can never write down Nadals commitment and physical and mental strength; Who can forget Nadal beating Djokovic in 2012 French Open, a year when Djokovic had won all other 3 Grand Slams. So, may the best athlete on that day win in a cliff hanger!