Tennis: Manila Mavericks beat Indian Aces 25-20 in S'pore IPTL

France's Cedric Pioline of India Aces plays against Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Cedric Pioline of India Aces plays against Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Cedric Pioline (centre) of India Aces greets team mates between match against Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec
France's Cedric Pioline (centre) of India Aces greets team mates between match against Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks plays against France's Cedric Pioline of India Aces during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks plays against France's Cedric Pioline of India Aces during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks plays against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks plays against Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces greets team mates between match against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. --
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces greets team mates between match against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces looks out from a shot against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Serbia's Ana Ivanovic of India Aces looks out from a shot against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna of the Manila Mavericks play against Canadian Daniel Nestor and Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during their mixed doubles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. --
India's Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna of the Manila Mavericks play against Canadian Daniel Nestor and Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens during their mixed doubles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Gael Monfils of the Indian Aces play against France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Gael Monfils of the Indian Aces play against France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks play against France's Gael Monfils of the Indian Aces during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks play against France's Gael Monfils of the Indian Aces during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 4, 2014.  -- PHOTO: AFP

The Micromax Indian Aces, who were unbeaten until Wednesday, posted their second consecutive loss in the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League on Thursday.

Headlined by Serbia's Ana Ivanovic and Frenchman Gael Monfils, the Aces were beaten 25-20 by a Manila Mavericks side led by Jo-Wilfried Tsonga.

Mark Philippoussis got the Mavericks off to a good start by beating Cedric Pioline 6-4 in the past champions singles match, before Ivanovic won the women's singles match by defeating Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium 6-2.

Daniel Nestor then partnered Flipkens to beat Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza in the mixed doubles 6-2, before Treat Huey and Tsonga won the men's doubles match-up by beating Bopanna and Monfils 6-2.

Monfils threatened to force a super shoot-out when he led in the men's singles and beat Tsonga 6-5, but was unable to take his team into the super shoot-out.

Said Tsonga: "There was bit of pressure. I had to contain Gael, who was playing so well."

The DBS Singapore Slammers are due to take on the Musafir.com UAE Royals later on Thursday.