• Thursday, October 06, 2022

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Mahesh Bhupathi: Cash-hit IPTL will ‘bounce back’

The victorious Singapore Slammers with Mahesh Bhupathi (right)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) will return next year despite losing Roger Federer and Serena Williams over money problems and dropping from five tournaments to three, its founder said. Mahesh Bhupathi, who launched the IPTL in 2014, said he was sure “new money” was on its way for the innovative tournament, without specifying where it would come from. “We’ve had some challenges this year but we stayed afloat, which was the most important thing. So whatever it is, we will bounce back,” he said in an interview in Singapore. The IPTL, which features a shortened scoring system, shot-clock, cheerleaders,…

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