Tennis: OUE Singapore Slammers Win IPTL 2015

After an 18-day 5-nation tour, the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) 2015 culminated in an exciting grand finale with an epic showdown: Defending champions, the Micromax Indian Aces, with 8 eight wins out of 11 this season, and the home team OUE Singapore Slammers.

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The exciting game left fans cheering; Ultimately, it was the home heroes, the OUE Singapore Slammers that came out on top with a 27-21 win to bring home the IPTL Championship Trophy.

Player coach Fabrice Santoro back on the court after a brief hiatus, having missed the last two games in Dubai. Combined with Moya, the crowds got to see some magical tennis, sublime slices that simply skid over the net! But coming from illness is not easy, and it showed on Santoro, as Moya hammered away 5 aces, winning the set 6-2.

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 IPTL-debutant Wawrinka took on Bernard Tomic in the men’s singles, the second set of the evening. The home crowds clearly backing their star, who won the set in a terrific shoot-out for the home crowds, giving the Slammers a great lead

Fired on by the great lead, Belinda Bencic caused more damage to the Aces, hammering IPTL-debutant Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 to win the third set, confirming a spot in the finals for her team by this team

Mixed doubles saw some terrific footwork from Pliskova/Brown, the crowds now vocally rallying behind their home team. The game evenly paced at 3 games each, before the Mirza/Bopanna took it away with 6-4 win for the Aces.

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Men’s doubles saw more tennis with Melo/Brown putting on a superb display of clever shot-making and nimble footworkmatched evenly and equally by Dodig/Bopanna, ultimately winning the set in a shoot-out that went all the way to the wire tied 5-all, with the Aces winning the deciding point.

The Male Most Valuable Player for IPTL 2015 was Ivan Dodig (Aces), whilst Belinda Bencic (Slammers) was awarded the Female MVP for their superlative performances through the season. The MVP duo of Dodig and Bencic won USD 50,000 each for the dominant tennis they played all throughout the season and their invaluable contribution to their teams, on and off the court.

Qatar Airways is a proud presenter of the International Premier Tennis League – Asia 2015.