Before the start of the league, IPTL
was labelled as a ' glorified exhibition', while those not choosing to run it down completely preferred to call it ' fast- food tennis', one that has borrowed heavily from cricket's Indian Premier League in adding pace, glitz and glamour to the sport and make it a fun- filled party for fans.
The other venues of the upcoming IPTL
are India, United Arab Emirates, Philippines and Singapore, which is patterned to cricket's Indian Premier League.
has been one of my best professional experiences.
But when one puts in as much work as the IPTL
has, it works.
system allows telecom operators to efficiently answer their customers' needs for integrated voice and data communications in the most comprehensive and cost effective way available in the market today.
The overwhelming response the league received last season showcases the interest of Asian tennis fans in the region and the success of this format and the partnership with IPTL
reinforces our commitment to be associated with large-scale sports events and sports legends.
Inspired by the lucrative and popular Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricket league with a similar concept, the IPTL
looks to help quench the thirst for top-level tennis in Asia.
After a series of matches in Manila, Singapore and New Delhi, the inaugural edition of the Coca Cola IPTL
will conclude in the UAE, with matches scheduled in Dubai from 11-13 December.
In celebration of the tournament, the hotel will offer its guests a unique IPTL
package next month, giving them the opportunity to meet their sporting heroes and also indulge their palates with healthy and organic menus, specially crafted for the occasion.
Do you think the IPTL
will change the face of world tennis?
When you are talking of profile as high as Rafa Nadal, there was probably only one name that could have helped ease the pain and for us fortunately Roger was available and we made it happen," IPTL
founder Mahesh Bhupathi told reporters.
According to Sport24, second-ranked Li, who became Asia's first Grand Slam winner at the 2011 French Open, appears to have no room in her tightly-packed calendar for November and December's IPTL