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Tennis: Nadal to team up with Sampras for Mumbai in new league

Published on Mar 3, 2014 6:11 AM
 
Spain's Rafael Nadal (right) shares a light moment with former champion Pete Sampras of the United States during a presentation ceremony on day fourteen of the 2014 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on Jan 26, 2014. World number one Rafa Nadal will team up with 14-times major champion Pete Sampras for Mumbai in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) later this year, tournament organisers said on Sunday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP 

MUMBAI (REUTERS) - World number one Rafa Nadal will team up with 14-times major champion Pete Sampras for Mumbai in the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) later this year, tournament organisers said on Sunday.

Serena Williams, the top-ranked women's player, will headline the Singapore team alongside Tomas Berdych and Andre Agassi in the off-season tournament from Nov 28 to Dec 14, which is styled on cricket's franchise-based Indian Premier League.

Four teams - Bangkok and Dubai being the others - will compete in men's and women's singles, men's and mixed doubles and a men's legends singles with one set per match, and no advantage scoring.

Serb Novak Djokovic and former women's number one Caroline Wozniacki will lead Dubai while Britain's Andy Murray, Frenchman Jo Wilfried-Tsonga and Victoria Azarenka of Belarus were picked by Bangkok when the teams were drafted on Sunday in Dubai.

 
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