Competition: International Premier Tennis League 2016
Date: 2 December, Friday to 11 December, Sunday
TV Channel: Fox Sports will provide live TV coverage in Singapore.
Live Streaming: The match can be watched online at IPTL TV.
The third edition of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will kickstart from 2 December in Japan and will end with the final being played in India on 11 December.
The year-ending exhibition event will be a three-legged tournament in 2016, unlike the five-legged format in the last two editions. Also, IPTL 2016 will feature a team lesser than the editions in the last two years as Philippine Mavericks have pulled out of the tournament.
First leg of IPTL 2016 will be played in Tokyo for three days until 4 December. The top-ranked tennis stars will then travel to Singapore (6-8 December) for the second leg followed by Hyderabad (9-11 December).
The season will witness a total of 17 matches, with each of the four teams playing eight matches in a customized round robin format. The top two teams at the end of the group stage will play the final in Hyderabad.
While Serena Williams, who played for the Mavericks will lead the campaign for Singapore Slammers. Toger Federer made a last-minute decision to participate in the IPTL and will represent Indian Aces. However, top-ranked Men's singles players Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Stanislas Wawrinka and Rafael Nadal will not take part in the tournament.
Despite Dubai being taken off from the list of host cities UAE Royals will participate in the tournament Tomas Berdych and Ana Ivanovic among the top stars. Notably, the Slammers and the Indian Aces are the only two teams to have won a title each so far.
Complete Team Rosters
Japan Warriors: Kei Nishikori, Fernando Verdasco, Kurumi Nara, Jelena Jankovic, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin and Jean-Julien Rojer.
UAE Royals: Tomas Berdych, Pablo Cuevas, Ana Ivanovic, Martina Hingis, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Johansson and Daniel Nestor.
OUE Singapore Slammers: Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Marcos Baghdatis, Kiki Bertens, Carlos Moya, Rainer Schuettler and Marcelo Melo.
Indian Aces: Roger Federer, Feliciano Lopez, Ivan Dodig, Eugenie Bouchard, Thomas Enqvist, Mark Philippoussis , Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna.
India: Star Sports
Malaysia: Fox Sports
Japan: WOWOW INC.
Thailand: Fox Sports
Indonesia: Fox Sports
US: Tennis Channel
China: Red Card
|Japan||Royals v Slammers||2 December||1pm SGT/10:30am IST/5am GMT|
|.||Warriors v Aces||2 December||4:30pm SGT/2pm IST/8:30am GMT|
|.||Aces v Slammers||3 December||1pm SGT/10:30am IST/5am GMT|
|.||Warriors v Royals||3 December||1pm SGT/10:30am IST/5am GMT|
|.||Aces v Royals||4 December||1pm SGT/10:30am IST/5am GMT|
|.||Warriors v Slammers||4 December||1pm SGT/10:30am IST/5am GMT|
|Singapore||Royals v Aces||6 December||5pm SGT/2:30pm IST/9am GMT|
|.||Slammers v Warriors||6 December||8:30pm SGT/6pm IST/12:30pm GMT|
|.||Warriors v Aces||7 December||5pm SGT/2:30pm IST/9am GMT|
|.||Slammers v Royals||7 December||8:30pm SGT/6pm IST/12:30pm GMT|
|.||Warriors v Royals||8 December||5pm SGT/2:30pm IST/9am GMT|
|.||Slammers v Aces||8 December||8:30pm SGT/6pm IST/12:30pm GMT|
|India||Warriors v Royals||9 December||6:30pm SGT/4pm IST/10:30am GMT|
|.||Aces v Slammers||9 December||10pm SGT/7:30pm IST/2pm GMT|
|.||Slammers v Warriors||10 December||6:30pm SGT/4pm IST/10:30am GMT|
|.||Aces v Royals||10 December||10pm SGT/7:30pm IST/2pm GMT|