Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 23 May 2019

Roger Federer confirms three dates for UAE Royals in IPTL – including Dubai

Roger Federer has confirmed he will appear for the UAE Royals International Premier Tennis League franchise in Dubai, New Delhi and Singapore in the five-legged series.
Roger Federer shown during this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final against Novak Djokovic. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters / February 28, 2015
Roger Federer shown during this year's Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships final against Novak Djokovic. Ahmed Jadallah / Reuters / February 28, 2015

DUBAI // Roger Federer, the world No 2 and member of the UAE Royals, has confirmed that he will compete in the Dubai, New Delhi and Singapore legs of the 2015 International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

Federer is part of a Royals side that includes Marin Cilic, Tomas Berdych, Ana Ivanovic, Kristina Mladenovic, Daniel Nestor and Goran Ivanisevic.

They will compete against four other franchises – the Indian Aces, Singapore Slammers, Philippine Mavericks (formerly Manila Mavericks) and newcomers Japan Warriors – in the team competition, which begins on December 2.

Each match is five sets; men’s singles, women’s singles, mixed doubles, men’s doubles and a men’s legends’ singles, with the order of play decided by the home team.

The Indian Aces won the 2014 version.

“I am extremely pleased to be playing for the UAE Royals in Dubai, New Delhi and Singapore,” Federer said. “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 Dubai leg of IPTL 2015 will take place from December 14-16 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium.

For more information on the UAE Royals, please visit: www.uaeroyals.com.

Fixtures

Japan

December 2 – Japan Warriors v UAE Royals; Indian Aces v Singapore Slammers

December 3 – Japan Warriors v Singapore Slammers; Philippine Mavericks v UAE Royals

December 4 – Japan Warriors v Indian Aces; Philippine Mavericks v Singapore Slammers

Manila

December 6 – Philippine Mavericks v UAE Royals; Singapore Slammers v Japan Warriors

December 7 – Philippine Mavericks v Japan Warriors; Indian Aces v UAE Royals

December 8 – Philippine Mavericks v Indian Aces; UAE Royals v Singapore Slammers

New Delhi

December 10 – Indian Aces v Singapore Slammers; Japan Warriors v UAE Royals

December 11 – Indian Aces v Japan Warriors; Singapore Slammers v Philippine Mavericks

December 12 – Indian Aces v UAE Royals; Japan Warriors v Philippine Mavericks

Dubai

December 14 – UAE Royals v Philippine Mavericks; Indian Aces v Japan Warriors

December 15 – UAE Royals v Singapore Slammers; Philippine Mavericks v Indian Aces

December 16 – UAE Royals v Japan Warriors; Singapore Slammers v Indian Aces

Singapore

December 18 – Singapore Slammers v Philippine Mavericks; UAE Royals v Indian Aces

December 19 – Singapore Slammers v UAE Royals; Philippine Mavericks v Japan Warriors

December 20 - Final

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Updated: October 20, 2015 04:00 AM

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