The exciting and eagerly awaited Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic clash in IPTL will finally take place in New Delhi on Monday, when table-toppers Indian Aces take on second-placed UAE Royals in the last match of the India leg of the competition.
Both Federer and Djokovic made their IPTL debuts on Sunday. The Swiss maestro was on fire against the Singapore Slammers, winning the doubles and mixed doubles matches 6-1 and 6-0, partnering Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza respectively, while he also beat Tomas Berdych 6-4 in the men's singles, handing the Aces their sixth win in the competition.
Djokovic, on the other hand, featured in the men's doubles for the Royals, partnering Nenad Zimonjic against Manila Mavericks' Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and Daniel Nestor. The scores were level at 5-5, before the Mavericks won a shootout to claim the set 6-5.
Federer's superb displays saw the Aces beat the Slammers 26-16 to cement their place at the top of the league table, with six wins out of eight. The Royals, meanwhile, lost 24-27 to the Mavericks, and both teams are now tied on second place, with four wins from eight.
Though there will be several interesting clashes when the Aces take on the Royals, the singles match between world no.1 Djokovic and world no.2 Federer remains the standout match on Tuesday.
The two players were supposed to meet each other in the decider of ATP World Tour Finals last month but Federer had to withdraw due to injury issues, handing Djokovic the title for the third year running.
Pete Sampras will face Goran Ivanisevic in the former champions' match, in what will be a rematch of the 1998 Wimbledon final.
Indian Aces vs UAE Royals Match List
Pete Sampras vs Goran Ivanisevic
Federer/Sania vs Zimonic/Wozniacki
Federer/Bopanna vs Zimonic/Cilic
Roger Federer vs Novak Djokovic
Ana Ivanovic vs Caroline Wozniacki
Manila Mavericks vs Singapore Slammers (4pm IST, 10.30am GMT).
Indian Aces vs UAE Royals (7.30pm IST, 2pm GMT).
Where to Watch Live
Day 3 action of the India leg of the IPTL will be shown live on Star Sports 1 and Star Sports HD1 in India. Viewers in India can watch Federer vs Djokovic in action via live streaming online on Starsports.com as well. Watch the two matches in the UK on Sky Sports 3 and Sky Sports 3HD. Viewers can also live stream the IPTL India leg on Sky Go or Watch Sky Sports.