New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) founder Mahesh Bhupathi said there was a possibility of having two more teams next year, adding every franchise would keep their players for at least two seasons. Bhupathi said the IPTL will have a NBA kind of draft. Meanwhile, Bhupathi said he was lucky to have Federer playing in the league. After the three-day event in New Delhi, the league will conclude in Dubai on December 11. The IPTL, which concluded in India on Monday (December 08), saw world number one Novak Djokovic of Serbia and Swiss superstar Roger Federer played against each other for the first time in India who gave their best performance for cheering fans in a jam packed stadium in New Delhi.
Dec 9, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): Roger Federer will be returning to Brisbane International in January to start his 2015 season and warm up for the year's first Grand Slam at the Australian Open. The 17-times grand slam champion hopes the beginning of the year to be interesting and aspires to be in tip top shape for next year's tennis season. World No.1 Novak Djokovic, No.2 Roger Federer, No.3 Rafael Nadal along with 2013 Wimbledon champion Andy Murray comprise the so-called 'Big 4' of modern day tennis. Replying to questions on his admiration for tennis legend Pete Sampras, Switzerland's star player said that he will always derive motivation from him and will always be an inspiration for his career. Meanwhile, Serbian Novak Djokovic shared his views over unpredictability in sports and said that it was difficult to name a few favourites for the Grand Slam title.
Dec 9, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): The sorry state of American men's tennis will continue for some time with no real talent on the horizon, said Pete Sampras who dominated the game in the 1990s with fellow American Andre Agassi. No American has won a men's grand slam singles title since Andy Roddick triumphed at the 2003 US Open and only five of them feature in the top 100 with John Isner highest at 19th. Tennis legend said that it will be quite a while to see American tennis back to where it was years back.
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