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IPTL Day 2 Results: Slammers defeat Mavericks, while Warriors get crushed by Royals

Photo Courtesy: iptlworld.com
Photo Courtesy: iptlworld.com

Oue Singapore Slammers narrowly defeated Philippine Mavericks, while Legendari Japan Warriors were thrashed by Obi UAE Royals on the second day of the 2015 Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League.

It was a close match between Oue Singapore Slammers and Philippine Mavericks, as the latter was narrowly defeated by the former on the second day of the 2015  IPTL.

Victories by Karolina Pliskova, Melo/Bencic and Nick Kyrgios in the Women’s Singles, Mixed Doubles and Men’s Singles respectively proved enough as the Slammers defeated Mavericks by a 26-24 scoreline.

Mavericks’ Mark Philippoussis was able to defeat Slammers’ Carlos Moya in the Men’s Legend’s Singles by a scoreline of 6-4.

In the Women’s singles, Slammers’ Karolina Pliskova defeated Venus Williams 6-4 in 30 minutes to make the points tally level at 10-10.

Richard Gasquet and Édouard Roger-Vasselin again put the Mavericks in front after defeating Slammers duo Marcelo Melo and Dustin Brown 6-4 in the Men’s Doubles.

Mavericks’ mixed double team Gasquet and Jarmila Gajdošová were then defeated by Melo and Belinda Bencic 6-4, and the points tally was again level at 20-20.

Finally, the Slammers were triumphant after Nick Kyrgios managed to beat Milos Raonic in the Men’s Singles.

In the second game of day two, Legendari Japan Warriors were thrashed by Obi UAE Royals 15-30, with the latter recording wins in all five sets.

Royals pair Kristina Mladenovic and Daniel Nestor thrashed Warriors’ Maria Sharapova and Leander Paes (later substituted by Pierre-Hugues Herbert) 6-0 in the Mixed Doubles, completing the set in only 17 minutes, to give their team a solid advantage.

The Warriors were unable to improve their points in the second set as well, due to Sharapova losing 4-6 to Ana Ivanovic in the Women’s Singles.

Warriors’ Marat Safin was also unable to improve his side’s points as he ended up losing 4-6 to Goran Ivanišević in the Men’s Legend’s Singles.

Paes and Herbert were also defeated by Royals duo Nestor and Tomáš Berdych 4-6 in the Men’s Doubles.

Finally, Tomáš Berdych added the icing on the cake for the Warriors by defeating Philipp Kohlschreiber 3-6 in the Men’s Singles.

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