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IPTL 2016: Singapore Slammers defend title with dominating win over Indian Aces

Hyderabad: Indian Aces' hopes of regaining the IPTL crown went up in smoke after failing to win a single match as defending champions Singapore Slammers retained the title with a dominating 30-14 win in summit clash on Sunday.

The final, in Hyderabad, was a rematch of last year's title decider although this time it was played at the Aces home arena.

 IPTL 2016: Singapore Slammers defend title with dominating win over Indian Aces

Singapore Slammers with the IPTL 2016 trophy. Image courtesy: Twitter/@iptl

Former world number one, now retired, Carlos Moya was once in spectacular touch as the Spaniard beat Mark Philippoussis 6-4 to hand the initial advantage to his side.

Kirsten Flipken has turned around a matches with her solid game but on Sunday she could not do the job and together with Sania Mirza, lost the women's singles 3-6 to Kiki Bertens.

Sania came in as a substitute to Kirsten in the middle of the match.

Sania and Rohan Bopanna came a cropper in the Mixed doubles set, losing 1-6 to Marcelo Melo and Bertens.

Nick Kyrgios joined Melo and both took over Feliciano López and Ivan Dodig and added on the misery of home team with a clinical 6-2 win.

With that result, Slammers had sealed the title, rendering the men's singles inconsequential.

Marcos Baghdatis completed the win with a 6-4 win over Feliciano López.

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Updated Date: Dec 11, 2016 23:14:12 IST

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