Roger Federer
Federer will be one of the star attractions of the Indian Premier Tennis LeagueGetty Images

The legends from the past and the present of World Tennis are set to descend upon Asia to take part in the International Tennis Premier League founded by Indian tennis great Mahesh Bhupathi.

This tournament is the first city-based professional league in the world and it will span a total of 16 days and will take place in four countries, India, Philippines, Singapore and UAE. It is a franchise based tournament, which sees the participation of 24 current and former tennis stars, who were drafted into four of the city-based franchises.

The International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) is going to be played between star-studded teams featuring current stars like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams and former stars like Pete Sampras, Andre Agassi, Carlos Moya among others.

The tournament will take place in a round robin format, with each franchise playing the other three and the team that garners most points, will be crowned the inaugural 2014 IPTL Champion.

FRANCHISES AND PLAYERS

MANILA MAVERICS – MANILA, PHILLIPPINES

  1. Andy Murray
  2. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
  3. Kirsten Flipkens
  4. Daniel Nestor
  5. Carlos Moya
  6. Maria Sharapova
  7. Treat Huey

SINGAPORE SLAMMERS – SINGAPORE

  1. Serena Williams
  2. Andre Agassi
  3. Tomas Berdych
  4. Leyton Hewitt
  5. Nick Kyrgios
  6. Daniela Hantuchova
  7. Bruno Soares
  8. Patrick Rafter
Novak Djokovic
Djokovic will lead the UAE Royals franchise in the 2014 International Premier Tennis LeagueGetty Images/GLYN KIRK

MICROMAX INDIAN ACES – MUMBAI, INDIA

  1. Roger Federer
  2. Pete Sampras
  3. Gael Monfils
  4. Ana Ivanovic
  5. Sania Mirza
  6. Rohan Bopanna
  7. Fabrice Santoro

UAE ROYALS – DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  1. Novak Djokovic
  2. Caroline Wozniacki
  3. Malek Jaziri
  4. Nenad Zimonic
  5. Goran Ivanisevic
  6. Eugenie Bouchard
  7. Marin Cilic

SCHEDULE

MANILA, PHILLIPPINES: 28 NOVEMBER – 30 NOVEMBER

SINGAPORE: 2 DECEMBER – 4 DECEMBER

DELHI, INDIA: 6 DECEMBER – 8 DECEMBER

DUBAI, UAE: 10 DECEMBER – 13 DECEMBER

FORMAT

For the complete format refer to the official International Premier Tennis League website www.iptlworld.com