IPTL: Wawrinka, Moya steer Slammers to win

Singapore Slammers beat Indian Aces 27-21 in what turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final, the winners of which will pocket $ 1 million prize money.

Stanislas Wawrinka   -  Reuters

Singapore Slammers beat Indian Aces 27-21 in what turned out to be a dress rehearsal for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) final, the winners of which will pocket $ 1 million prize money. While Aces were already in the final, the Singapore Slammers’ victory ensured the second spot for them and a ticket for the summit clash.

Aces’ player coach Fabrice Santoro lost 2-6 to Carlos Moya in the veteran’s singles. Stanislas Wawrinka defeated Bernard Tomic 6-5 in the men’s singles while Belinda Bencic defeated Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-2 in the women’s singles. Rohan Bopanna and Sania Mirza beat Dustin Brown and Karolina Pliskova 6-4 while Ivan Dodig and Rohan Bopanna won their men’s doubles set 6-5.

Slammers captain Moya said: “All the matches are very important. Since every game counts, there is not a priority. We want to try and win all of them.”