Tennis legend Roger Federer set to compete for UAE Royals in IPTL

Sport360 staff 14:39 20/10/2015
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Roger Federer starred in last year's inaugural event.

17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will compete for the UAE Royals this year in Dubai, New Delhi and Singapore, three of the five venues that will host the second edition of the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

The World No.3 will join fellow UAE Royals Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Ana Ivanovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Daniel Nestor and Goran Ivanisevic to compete against four other teams that comprise of the best men and women tennis players in the world.

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Federer will showcase his talent for the UAE Royals in India on December 12, United Arab Emirates on December 15 and 16 and in Singapore on December 18, 2015.

“I am extremely pleased to be playing for the UAE Royals in Dubai, New Delhi and Singapore,” said the seven-time Wimbledon winner.

“The atmosphere created by fans in these cities is both warm and electrifying, adding another level of motivation for me personally when I compete against the best in the world at these venues.”

The Swiss maestro competed for the Indian Aces in last year's tournament.

Neelesh Bhatnagar, Co-Owner of UAE Royals, said: “Roger is one of the most talented and respected athletes in the world and we are exceptionally pleased to have him play for the UAE Royals. Having him on the team will certainly improve our chances of winning the second IPTL championship.”

The Dubai leg of IPTL 2015 will take place from 14 to 16 December at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Al Garhoud, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. For more information please visit UAE Royals.

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