IPTL 2016: Full schedule, teams and players, where and when to watch, live coverage on TV and online streaming

The third edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will be held from 2 December to 11 December, with the final scheduled to take place in Hyderabad, India. This year, the season-ending exhibition event will be held over three cities and feature four teams.

The IPTL logo.

The IPTL logo.

IPTL will not be visiting Manila, Philippines and Dubai this year, reportedly due to low revenues in the previous two editions of the league. The Philippine Mavericks team has dropped out, though UAE Royals will still be competing. The Royals will be joined by defending champions OUE Singapore Slammers, Japan Warriors and Indian Aces. The four teams will play in Saitama, Singapore and Hyderabad.

The first leg of IPTL 2016 will be played in Saitama, Japan over three days, from 2 to 4 December. The teams will then travel to Singapore (6 to 8 December) for the second leg, followed by Hyderabad for the final leg as well as the final (9 to 11 December).

The four IPTL teams will compete in a round robin format with matches in each host city. The top two teams at the end of the group stage will qualify for the final on 11 December. The season will feature a total of 17 matches, with each match comprising five sets.

Despite losing big names like Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal, the league still has plenty of star power, with the likes of Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori, Serena Williams and Ana Ivanovic all returning this year. Martina Hingis is another fan favourite who has joined the UAE Royals, while Jelena Jankovic is an addition to the Japan Warriors team.

Team Rosters:

Japan Warriors: Kei Nishikori, Fernando Verdasco, Kurumi Nara, Jelena Jankovic, Fernando Gonzalez, Marat Safin, Jean-Julien Rojer
UAE Royals: Tomas Berdych, Pablo Cuevas, Ana Ivanovic, Martina Hingis, Goran Ivanisevic, Thomas Johansson, Daniel Nestor
OUE Singapore Slammers: Serena Williams, Nick Kyrgios, Marcos Baghdatis, Kiki Bertens, Carlos Moya, Rainer Schuettler, Marcelo Melo
Indian Aces: Roger Federer, Feliciano Lopez, Ivan Dodig, Eugenie Bouchard, Thomas Enqvist, Mark Philippoussis , Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna

Where to watch:

All matches will be aired on Star Sports Select HD 2. You can also catch all the action online by logging into Hotstar, either on the desktop website or through the smartphone app. For detailed schedules and timing of every match, check the table below. The Indian leg will be held in Hyederabad at the Gachibowli Indoor Stadium and tickets can be bought online here.

Complete schedule:

Venue Teams Date Time
 Japan Royals vs Slammers 2 December 10:30 AM IST
Warriors vs Aces 2 December 02:00 PM IST
Aces vs Slammers 3 December 10:30 AM IST
Warriors vs Royals 3 December 10:30 AM IST
Aces vs Royals 4 December 10:30 AM IST
Warriors vs Slammers 4 December 10:30 AM IST
Singapore Royals vs Aces 6 December 02:30 PM IST
Slammers vs Warriors 6 December 06:00 PM IST
Warriors vs Aces 7 December 02:30 PM IST
Slammers vs Royals 7 December 06:00 PM IST
Warriors vs Royals 8 December 02:30 PM IST
Slammers vs Aces 8 December 06:00 PM IST
India Warriors vs Royals 9 December 04:00 PM IST
Aces vs Slammers 9 December 07:30 PM IST
Slammers vs Warriors 10 December 04:00 PM IST
Aces vs Royals 10 December 07:30 PM IST
India Final - TBD 11 December 07:30 PM IST

Updated Date: Dec 01, 2016 18:53 PM

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