After a fantastic Day 1 of the International Premier Tennis League, all the superstar players will resume their battles for their respective teams in Day 2 action in Manila.
The Indian Aces got off to a splendid start on Day 1, brushing aside the Singapore Slammers, and that too sans Roger Federer. The Aces will now look for more of the same when they take on the home team the Manila Mavericks, who lost their opening encounter to the UAE Royals, on Saturday .
Even without Federer or legend Pete Sampras, the Indian Aces looked like a formidable unit against the Slammers, with Gael Monfils and Ana Ivanovic shining bright, while the Indian duo of Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza also did their bits.
The comprehensive 26-16 win will give the Indian Aces plenty of confidence going into their second match, particularly after watching the Manila Mavericks struggle for consistency against the UAE Royals in front of their own crowd.
"The crowd was amazing, they were really into the match," said Indian Aces star Ivanovic. "It was great to see and made the match more exciting. I'm really happy to spend time with all of the players on the team bench.
"The team spirit is great, we laugh a lot and make jokes and really support each other during points. It's very interesting to get into the team spirit because we don't get it that much in tennis because we are always travelling.
"It was a great match and also fun format."
The first tie of the day will be played between the UAE Royals and the Singapore Slammers, with one team in a buoyant mood after an impressive win and the other looking to bounce back from a severe defeat.
Where to Watch Live
The first match -- UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers -- is scheduled to begin at 4 pm local time (1.30 pm IST, 8 am GMT) while Manila Mavericks vs Indian Aces is set for a 7.30 pm local time (5 pm IST) start with live coverage on TV in India on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1. Viewers in India can also catch all the Day 2 action of the IPTL via live streaming online on Starsports.com. Catch the matches in the UK on Sky Sports 3. Viewers can also live stream the IPTL encounter on Sky Go or Watch Sky Sports.
Schedule: UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers: Legends: Goran Ivanisevic vs Patrick Rafter
Mixed doubles: Kristina Mladenovic/Nenad Zimonjic vs Daniela Hantuchova/Bruno Soares
Men's doubles: Marin Cilic/Nenad Zimonjic vs Tomas Berdych/Bruno Soares
Women's singles: Kristina Mladenovic vs Daniela Hantuchova
Men's singles: Marin Cilic vs Leyton Hewitt
Manila Mavericks vs Indian Aces: Legends: Carlos Moya vs Fabrice Santoro
Mixed doubles: Kristen Flipkens/Daniel Nestor vs Sania Mirza/Rohan Bopanna
Men's doubles: Trent Huey/Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs Gael Monfils/Rohan Bopanna
Women's singles: Maria Sharapova vs Ana Ivanovic
Men's singles: Andy Murray vs Gael Monfils