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No Manila leg for IPTL 2016 season

Nov 25, 2016 - 4:51 AM

The 2016 IPTL tournament will not be played in the Philippines despite fielding a team the first two seasons

NO STOP IN MANILA. The IPTL won't be coming to town in 2016 as the tournament scales back to 3 host cities, 4 teams and fewer big names. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Rafael Nadal arrives in Manila for IPTL

Dec 06, 2015 - 2:21 AM

The Spanish tennis star will be one of the main attractions of the International Premier Tennis League s 3 day Manila stop which begins Sunday afternoon

BACK IN MANILA. World no. 5 Rafael Nadal returns to Manila for his second tour with the International Premier Tennis League. Photo by Jedwin M Llobrera/Rappler

IPTL 2015: A guide to big-time tennis in Manila

Dec 05, 2015 - 12:22 AM

Which team is your favorite tennis star playing for? How are the rules different? This explainer will teach you everything you need to know about IPTL

Agassi 'shockingly uncomfortable' in IPTL debut

Dec 03, 2014 - 3:17 AM

Agassi likened the IPTL s quickfire format with one set matches hurried along by a 20 second serve clock to the pressure of facing his arch rival 14 time Slam champion Pete Sampras

Andre Agassi says the new IPTL rules take some getting used to. Photo by Roslan Rahman/AFP

With Manila as a pillar, IPTL ushers in a new age for tennis

Dec 02, 2014 - 1:53 PM

Manila was the first city to see an experimental set of rules that could revolutionize the game of tennis

Serena Williams, the world's number one ranked female tennis player, was among those who competed in the Manila leg of the International Premier Tennis League. File photo by Josh Albelda

Williams shines but Mavericks beat Slammers to close Manila Leg

Dec 01, 2014 - 12:49 AM

The Manila leg of the International Premier Tennis League closes as Serena Williams makes her Philippine debut and the Manila Mavericks outlast the Singapore Slammers

Serena Williams returns a volley in her Manila debut. File photo by Josh Albelda

Indian Aces finish IPTL Manila Leg unbeaten

Nov 30, 2014 - 8:54 PM

The Indian Aces danced The Dougie after sweeping the first leg of the IPTL with a 3 0 record

Gael Monfils shows he knows how to play tennis and do The Dougie. File photo by Josh Albelda

Sharapova tormented by shot-clock in speedy IPTL play

Nov 30, 2014 - 1:50 PM

I feel like pressing snooze all the time Maria Sharapova says of the 20 second shot clock intended to speed up the game

Maria Sharapova reaches to return a volley. File photo by Josh Albelda

Ivanovic out-duels Sharapova as Aces take down Mavericks

Nov 29, 2014 - 11:54 PM

Ana Ivanovic and Maria Sharapova put on a match to remember in day two of the International Premier Tennis League in Manila

Ana Ivanovic bested Maria Sharapova in their singles match. Photo by Josh Albelda

Ana Ivanovic on Filipino crowd: They were amazing

Nov 29, 2014 - 1:37 PM

The crowd was amazing They were really into the match said Ivanovic after day one of the International Premier Tennis League in Manila

Ana Ivanovic may not be playing for the Manila team but she felt the love from the crowd nonetheless. Photo by Josh Albelda

Sharapova shines, Murray falters in Manila debut

Nov 28, 2014 - 11:38 PM

Maria Sharapova secured an improbable comeback win but Andy Murray and their Manila Mavericks lose four of five matches in Day One of the IPTL

Maria Sharapova's 5-2 comeback was the only victory for the Manila Mavericks. Photo by Josh Albelda

Tennis: New rules, please, as IPTL starts

Nov 27, 2014 - 10:49 AM

Skepticism has mingled with curiosity in the build up to the International Premier Tennis League which will dramatically shorten matches and aims to jazz up tennis as a spectacle

The International Premier Tennis League trophy. Image courtesy IPTL

Tennis stars Murray, Sharapova banner Manila Mavs in ITPL 1st leg

Jul 24, 2014 - 8:55 PM

Fil Am doubles specialist Treat Huey joins Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova on the Manila Mavericks who will compete in the kick off leg of the International Premier Tennis League

Andy Murray (L) and Maria Sharapova (R) are just two of the international tennis stars who will invade Manila in November. Photos by Kerim Okten and Andy Rain/EPA

Nadal, Serena headline 'Grand Slam’-like tennis tournament in Manila

May 12, 2014 - 6:27 PM

“An event like this is the close you can get to a tennis Grand Slam or a World Group Davis Cup final says Philippine Tennis Association vice president Randy Villanueva of November s event

MANILA GRAND SLAM. Andy Murray (L) and Rafael Nadal (R) are two of the tennis stars who are slated to play in Manila in November. Photo by Everett Kennedy Brown/EPA