The Mahesh Bhupathi- founded International Premier Tennis League(IPTL) completed its second season in Singapore on Sunday wherein the home crowd cheered for their team Singapore Slammers to win in an epic clash over the defending champions Indian Aces that ended 26-21.
The two teams were the leading scorers in this season, with Aces a notch above the winners, before coming into the final. But the Slammers played some high octave tennis and epitomized team spirit and grit in the final showdown.
Here are the 5 talking points from this finale :
1) Bopanna’s serve :
Rohan Bopanna, the proud asset of India, has been the most bankable player for the Indian Aces as far as the serve is concerned. His serve has been impeccably spot on in the past three weeks. Even for the finals, the result wasn’t any different as he conjured powerful and sharp serves coming in at crucial points in the match. As the Indian Aces were trailing 9-12, the Indian pair of Bopanna-Mirza eschewed the team out of the slump to finally take a 15-14 lead against Brown and Pliskova. Though Bopanna lost the next doubles match alongside Ivan Dodig, he has shown the world what he is capable of.