IPTL: Aces lose to Mavericks

AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

Photo by AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

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.”

Videos:

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:

Photos by AP Photo/Bullit Marquez

2 Responses

  1. JayDee50 says:

    The doubles match was so much fun! *that* point was insane….love the pictures, specially #3 and #5, you can feel the passion in him for the sport he loves so much.

  2. Francine says:

    Love his social mind…
    He is very conscious of how lucky – fortunate some of us are.
    Another reason to love and respect Rafa