Hyderabad Aces host Pune Marathas in the first tie on Day 2 of the inaugural edition of the Champions Tennis League at the Lal Bahadur Stadium on Tuesday.
Hyderabad got off to a winning start in the competition on Monday night, edging Bangalore Raptors 27-25, courtesy good performances from veterans Martina Hingis and Mark Philippoussis.
Pune, on the other hand, will play their first match today, and will be banking on their stars Agnieszka Radwanska and Marcos Baghdatis to deliver the goods.
The Hyderabad vs Bangalore fixture was a special one for the fans as they got to see old rivals Hingis and Venus Williams battling each other in a singles match once again.
Hingis eventually defeated Venus 6-3 to give the Aces the upperhand, while teammate Phillippoussis beat the Raptors' Thomas Enqvist in the legends category 6-5 (5-2).
Mikhail Youzhny then teamed up with Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan to beat Bangalore's Feliciano Lopez and Ramkumar Ramanathan 6-3 in the men's doubles category, while the visitors pulled one back as Lopez and Williams combined to beat Youzhny and Hingis 6-5 (5-1) in the mixed doubles.
Lopez then beat Youzhny 8-4 in the men's singles to give Bangalore a score of 25, though it was Hyderabad who won the tie with a score of 27.
Where to Watch Live
Hyderabad vs Pune will start at 5pm IST (6.30am EST, 11.30am GMT) with Sony Six and Sony Six HD providing live coverage in India. Audience can also catch the rubber live online on LivSports. US viewers can watch the tie live on Tennis Channel on TV or online on the Website.
Hyderabad vs Pune Matches
1) Legends - Mark Philippoussis vs Pat Cash
2) Mixed Doubles - Mikhail Youzhny/Martina Hingis vs Agnieszka Radwanska/Marcos Baghdatis
3) Women's Singles - Martina Hingis vs Agnieszka Radwanska
4) Men's Doubles - Jeevan Nedunchezhiyan/Mikhail Youzhny vs Saketh Myneni/Marcos Baghdatis
5) Men's Singles - Mikhail Youzhny vs Marcos Baghdatis
CTL will have 13 fixtures played over a 10-day period, between 17 and 26 November. The six teams have been divided into two groups. Each team will play the other two teams in both home and away fixtures.
Each fixture carries one-set matches in five categories - legends, men's singles and doubles, women's singles and mixed doubles.
In each match, the first player to reach six games is declared the winner (even without a two-point advantage), while a nine-point tie-breaker will come into play if the score is 5-5.
In each fixture, the team that wins the most games - not the sets - wins the tie. The two teams which win the highest number of games win in their respective groups will play each in the final.