Singapore Slammers scripted a 29-20 win over Japan Warriors on day one of a Manila leg of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
The legends kicked off a afternoon, with Carlos Moya and Marat Safin receiving shrill cheers. Matching any other stroke for stroke, Moya got a improved of a Russian winning a set 6-4.
Men’s doubles gave a Warriors their initial set win with Leander Paes and Pierre-Hugues Herbert winning it 6-5 in a super shootout opposite Dustin Brown and Marcelo Melo.
In a women’s singles, Belinda Bencic captivated the young Kurumi Nara, and even a mid-set transformation with Mirjana Lucic could not assistance a Warriors take a lead. With a 6-2 win, a Slammers holding their altogether lead to 17-12.
The men’s singles was a stirring confront with Nick Kyrgios and Philip Kohlschreiber providing some energy packed tennis to a fans. In an uniformly contested encounter, Kyrgios won it 6-5 for a Slammers in a shoot-out.
The churned doubles saw a super-charged Kyrgios/Bencic take on Lucic/Herbert from a initial round itself, winning a set 6-3 for a Slammers.
On his match, Marat Safin said: “I am holding a bit more time removing used to a format, it is creation me shaken and not permitting me to play a approach we do. we feel bad for my team, they have hopes on me, and there is vigour for us to win. The rest of a players have an advantage, many of them played last year, and they are used to it.”