According to the International Premier Tennis League, Roger Federer as replaced Rafael Nadal on the Indian team after the Spaniard withdrew citing “health reasons”.
Federer will join his “Indian Aces” teammates Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils, Ana Ivanovic and Rohan Bopanna in New Delhi this December.
“There was an injury issue with Rafa, but I am glad Federer was available. Federer is a superstar and has charisma. That will create buzz,” league founder Mahesh Bhupathi said of the Swiss who has never played in India.
India, here I come! Looking forward to playing two matches in Delhi on December 7th & 8th. I’m beyond excited!
— Roger Federer (@rogerfederer) September 22, 2014
The fledgling league runs from November 28 through December 13, 2014 with the New Delhi portion played December 6-8 at Indira Gandhi Indoor stadium.
The other teams are Singapore, Philippines and the UAE. The four teams will meet at the home site of every team for a few days of tennis fun. Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams are other top players also confirmed in the lucrative competition.
Federer originally was lukewarm to the idea in March, but in the exo tennis business money talks.
— IPTL (@iptl) September 22, 2014
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