Manila, 27th November 2014: The Coca-Cola IPTL presented by Qatar Airways today announced the match schedule for the first leg of the revolutionary new League which promises to ‘Break the Code’ for tennis. Making its debut in Manila, the first leg of the League will see the following matches enthrall spectators at the Mall of Asia Arena, in the Philippine capital today.
Following is the schedule of IPTL matches in Manila:
|28 November||4:00 pm||Micromax Indian Aces vs Singapore Slammers|
|7:30 pm||Manila Mavericks vs UAE Royals
|29 November||4:00 pm||UAE Royals vs Singapore Slammers|
|7:30 pm||Manila Mavericks vs Micromax Indian Aces
|30 November||4:00 pm||UAE Royals vs Micromax Indian Aces|
|7:30 pm||Manila Mavericks vs Singapore Slammers
Following is the player line-up for the matches taking place at the Mall of Asia Arena on 28-30th November 2014 (see attached match schedule).
The order of play will be decided by the home team, and the team lineup is given to the umpire 45 minutes before the match starts. In the case of two away teams, the order of play will be decided by a coin toss.
The matches will feature live entertainment, a running shot clock and many more features to ’Break the Code’ of the traditional etiquette of tennis to attract a new audience to the sport across the world.
The IPTL format has been designed in a manner that will be very attractive to broadcasters and fans. The traditional scoring format has been changed to single-set no-add scoring which will speed up the games and allow the fans to up to 24 different players in one evening while the broadcasters for the first time, will be able to schedule predictable start and finish times of each match. Each match will consist of 5 sets played by different players (men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and former Champions singles) and each game won counts as one point for the team points total – the team that wins the most games overall across the five sets wins the match.