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Mahesh Bhupathi launched IPTL in Melbourne

Jan 22, 2014 17:42 IST

Tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi launched the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) in Melbourne, Australia on 21 January 2014. He also announced the name of the teams during the launch of IPTL.

The host cities or the teams which will participate in the IPTL are Mumbai, Bangkok, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. The sixth host city will be from the Middle East.

image Mahesh Bhupati linked arms with German tennis legend Boris Becker, and American Justin Gimelstob, a former pro and member of the ATP board to launch the IPL styles IPTL.

The IPTL is expected to start in Asia from 1 December 2014 to 20 December 2014 for which the auction of players will be held in UAE on 2 March 2014. Each team is expected to field 10 players.

The salary which each team will pay to its players is estimated to be between 4 million dollars and 10 million dollars.


The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is a first of its kind endeavour in Asia. The IPTL aims at bringing together some of the best male and female professional tennis players across the world on the same platform.

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