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Rafael Nadal to play for Indian Aces in the IPTL

Jai Prakash
Indian tennis fans will get to watch Rafael Nadal in action this year

The 2015 International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) draft concluded today. A new team has been added to the event in the form of the Japan Warriors. There has been a reshuffle in the four teams that featured in last year’s tournament as well.

Andy Murray hasn’t expressed his willingness to play this season. The fans in Asia will get to see several top players featuring in the richest tennis exhibition for the first time.

Here is how the teams look after the draft:

Indian Aces

Rafael Nadal, Gael Monfils, Agnieszka Radwanska, Sania Mirza, Ivan Dodig, Fabrice Santoro and Rohan Bopanna.

Japan Warriors

Kei Nishikori, Maria Sharapova, Vasek Pospisil, Leander Paes, Marat Safin, Daniela Hantuchova, Lucas Pouille and Kurumi Nara.

Manila Mavericks

Serena Williams, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Richard Gasquet, Sabine Lisicki, Mark Philippoussis, Jarmila Gajdosova, Borna Coric and Treat Huey.

Singapore Slammers

Novak Djokovic, Nick Kyrgios, Karolina Pliskova, Carlos Moya, Belinda Bencic, Thanasi Kokkinakis and Marcelo Melo.

UAE Royals

Roger Federer, Tomas Berdych, Ana Ivanovic, Goran Ivanisevic, Kristina Mladenovic, Marin Cilic and Daniel Nestor.


Edited by Staff Editor

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