Delhi Dreams will take on Pune Marathas in the final of the inaugural edition of the Champions Tennis League at the RK Khanna Tennis Stadium in the national capital on Wednesday.
Delhi have been consistent and impressive throughout the tournament, winning three of their four matches in the group stages, while Pune have been unbeaten so far, triumphing in all four fixtures, though they were mostly closely contested ties.
Juan Carlos Ferrero has won all the legends matches for Delhi in grand style so far, and is again expected to do so when he faces Pune's Pat Cash, who is yet to win a match.
Kevin Anderson of Delhi will start as the favourite in the men's singles when he plays Pune's Marcos Baghdatis, while the Marathas' Agnieszka Radwanska is expected to come out on top when she faces the hosts' Jelena Jankovic in the women's singles.
Meanwhile, the mixed doubles tie between Anderson/Jankovic and Baghdatis/Radwanska will be crucial to the outcome of the final, so will be the men's doubles tie between Anderson/Sanam Singh and Baghdatis/Saketh Myneni.
Vijay Amritraj, the man behind CTL, expressed his delight at the success of the first edition of the tournament, and is keen to build on it for the future editions.
"What surprised me the most was the competitiveness. It was spectacular. Matches went down to the wire. There is amazing effort on the court. The only concern is to address the injuries in better manner," Amritraj pointed out.
"First year is always challenging. We had remarkable players, who were incredibly supportive of what we wanted to achieve. They did more than what they were supposed to do."
Where to Watch Live
The Delhi vs Pune final will start at 7pm IST (8.30am EST, 1.30pm GMT). Sony Six andSony Six HD will provide live coverage of the match in India, while you can also catch the action live online on LivSports. US viewers can watch the tie live on Tennis Channel on TV or online on the website.
Delhi vs Pune Matches
1) Legends - Juan Carlos Ferrero vs Pat Cash
2) Mixed Doubles - Kevin Anderson/Jelena Jankovic vs Marcos Baghdatis/Agnieszka Radwanska
3) Women's Singles - Jelena Jankovic vs Agnieszka Radwanska
4) Men's Doubles - Kevin Anderson/Sanam Singh vs Marcos Baghdatis/Saketh Myneni
5) Men's Singles - Kevin Anderson vs Marcos Baghdatis
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. And the team that wins the most games - not the sets - wins the final.