In a tight match that came down to the final set between Rafa and Milos Raonic, the Indian Aces were defeated by the Philippine Mavericks in Manilla 24-25.
Set 1: Philippossis defeated Santoro 6-4
Set 2: Gasquet/Roger-Vasslin lost to Dodig/Nadal 4-6
Set 3: Huey/Williams lost to Bopanna Mirza 3-6
Set 4: Williams defeated Stosur 6-3
Set 5: Raonic defeated Nadal 6-5
View the match scorecard.
From the match report on the IPTL site:
Rafael Nadal: “I loved the energy out there today. I had my chances, it could have gone either ways, but it was a great match. It was a great afternoon. Great tennis. I had the final point for the Aces but I came back 2 breaks down during the set. And he played great and I missed him by two forehands at the end. But it was great fantastic energy out there and I enjoyed the crowd. I enjoyed playing the doubles too, Ivan is a fantastic doubles player and I play singles well, so it was a good combination.”
Point of the doubles set:
Posted by IPTL – International Premier Tennis League.
That point was insane. I really thought Rafa and Dodig were either going to run into each other or whack each other with the ball a few times.
Full doubles set:
Full singles set:
Match videos posted by Nadal Power.
Post-match presser excerpt.
Posted by abbeyalh.
Photos by AP Photo/Bullit Marquez