Tennis: UAE Royals beat Manila Mavericks 26-21 on second day of IPTL

France's Kristina Mladenovic (right) and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic (left) of the UAE Royals play against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens and Canadian Daniel Nestor of the Manila Mavericks during their mixed doubles at the International Premier Tennis League
France's Kristina Mladenovic (right) and Serbian Nenad Zimonjic (left) of the UAE Royals play against Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens and Canadian Daniel Nestor of the Manila Mavericks during their mixed doubles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Kristina Mladenovic of the UAE Royals plays 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Kristina Mladenovic of the UAE Royals plays 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks plays against Croatia's Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Jo-Wilfreid Tsonga of the Manila Mavericks plays against Croatia's Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Croatia's Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals plays 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Croatia's Marin Cilic of the UAE Royals plays 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic of the UAE Royals play 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic of the UAE Royals play 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks plays against Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic of the UAE Royals during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Australia's Mark Philippoussis of the Manila Mavericks plays against Croatia's Goran Ivanisevic of the UAE Royals during their men's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP
Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks plays against France's Kristina Mladenovic of the UAE Royals during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. The Musafir.c
Belgium's Kirsten Flipkens of the Manila Mavericks plays against France's Kristina Mladenovic of the UAE Royals during their women's singles at the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) competition in Singapore on Dec 3, 2014. The Musafir.com UAE Royals beat the Manila Mavericks 26-21 on Wednesday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, leapfrogging the Mavericks on the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League standings. -- PHOTO: AFP
France's Kristina Mladenovic (right) of the UAE Royals greets team mates in 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 Singapo
France's Kristina Mladenovic (right) of the UAE Royals greets team mates in 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 3, 2014. -- PHOTO: AFP

The Musafir.com UAE Royals beat the Manila Mavericks 26-21 on Wednesday at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, leapfrogging the Mavericks on the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League standings.

The Royals are now in second place with 15 points, while the Mavericks are third with 13 points. The Micromax Indian Aces are still tops on 16 points despite having yet to play home side DBS Singapore Slammers.

In the first match of the day, Australian Mark Philippoussis edged out Goran Ivanisevic 6-5 to win the men's legends singles match.

Croatian Marin Cilic leveled the score by beating Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the men's singles 6-5. But Tsonga, who has forged a potent partnership with Treat Huey in the men's doubles, later beat Marin Cilic and Nenad Zimonjic 6-4.

Said Tsonga: "Treat's a very good partner, he's been playing unbelievable since the start of the competition and it's a real pelasure for me to partner him. Last week we lost to the same team, so I think we got our revenge today. I'm sure there's another match, so we'll see who will win that one."

In the mixed doubles, Zimonjic partnered Kristina Mladenovic to thrash Kirsten Flipkens and Daniel Nestor 6-1.

Mladenovic then beat Flipkens 6-4 in the women's singles matchup.