IPTL | Indian Aces on top despite losing to Japan Warriors
Indian Aces continued to maintain their top position in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) points table despite losing to Japan Warriors 20-27 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on Wednesday. In the other match, Singapore Slammers got the better of UAE Royals 30-18.
In the legends round, former two-time Davis Cup champion Mark Philippoussis lost a close match to Fernando González 5-6. Although Australian Philippoussis forced the match to the shoot-out, the former Chile star put the Warriors ahead.
Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna failed to create a break point in the mixed doubles and lost to Jelena Jankovic and Jean-Julien Rojer to hand the Warriors a 2-0 lead.
Warriors didn’t give a moment of respite to the table toppers as Jankovic beat Kirsten Flipkens 6-4 in the women’s singles.
The Aces' only success came in men’s doubles with Ivan Dodig and Feliciano López cruising past Jean-Julien Rojer and Fernando Verdasco 6-3. However, in the final round, Warriors’ Verdasco defeated Feliciano Lopez 6-1 in the Spanish derby.
In the other match, hosts Slammers won all five rounds against Royals.