New Delhi: The organizers of the last years hit concept of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) held in India’s capital city New Delhi has decided to shift its venue to Hyderabad but there is a bad news for the lovers of tennis game as the second season of this year’s IPTL will not feature much more popular faces from international fraternity.
With only one of world tennis players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal -will feature in the upcoming season of the IPTL.
The founder Mahesh Bhupathi asserted that there are no payment issues around the league.
A hit concept of IPTL was launched by India’s first Grand Slam winner Mahesh Bhupathi which featured a clash between Indian Aces’ Nadal and UAE Royals’ Federer last year in Delhi.
Because of the absence of star players, some great action will be missed in this year’s session but with the participation of world number 28 Feliciano Lopez from Spain is so far the highest-ranked singles male player in the Indian team.
Bhupathi told media persons, “One of the Big Four is definitely coming. We did not want to reveal all our cards today. We will announce the name in the next 48 hours.”
With the rumors of payment issues are plaguing the league but Bhupathi asserted that there was no truth in it.
Interestingly, India’s veteran star Leander Paes, who played for Japan Warriors last year, is also not there this season.
Mutliple Grand Slam winner Serena Williams is the biggest name revealed so far among women. World number five Kei Nishikori is the highest-ranked male player confirmed so far.