Singapore Slammers crowned IPTL champions

Singapore, Dec 20 (IANS) Singapore Slammers were crowned champions of the second edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) after beating title holders Indian Aces 26-21 here on Sunday.

Slammers were put ahead by Carlos Moya when he downed Fabrice Santoro 6-4 in the men’s legends match. Belinda Bencic increased the lead by one when she beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-5 in the women’s singles.

But Aces muscled back into the contest with a 6-2 win in the mixed doubles set, with. Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna getting the better of Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova.

Stanislas Wawrinka put Slammers in the lead again with a 6-3 victory over Bernard Tomic in the crucial men’s singles contest.

He then continued his impressive form to pair up with Marcelo Melo for men’s doubles and won 6-3 against Ivan Dodig and Bopanna to seal the match and the championship in his team’s favour.

Slammers received a prize money of $1 million while beaten finalists Indian Aces got $500,000.

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