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IPTL PHOTOS: Good times roll when Bollywood stars meet tennis greats

Last updated on: December 09, 2014 13:27 IST

Aamir Khan and Roger Federer play a doubles match

Aamir Khan and Roger Federer play a doubles match. Photograph: IPTL/Twitter

The stars descended on the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in New Delhi on Monday when Bollywood and cricket met the modern tennis legends on the final day of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

The Bollywood brigade that included Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Deepika Padukone and Riteish Deshmukh played part in an exhibition match against World No 1 Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer.

Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Roger Federer break into a jig at the gala dinner during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Sunday 

Deepika Padukone, Amitabh Bachchan and Roger Federer break into a jig at the gala dinner during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Sunday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014

The other celebrities who turned up included Mohammad Azharuddin and Lara Dutta, actress wife of IPTL founder Mahesh Bhupathi.

“The great moments I spent here will forever be in my memory. Thank you New Delhi! Tremendous crowd support! Forever grateful,” Federer posted on his Twitter page.

On Sunday, on his arrival in India, Federer got to shake a leg with Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone.

Deepika Padukone kisses Novak Djokovic of the UAE Royals during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Monday

Deepika Padukone kisses Novak Djokovic of the UAE Royals after their exhibition match during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Monday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014

The crowd had come to watch Federer and Djokovic take on each other but they did not mind a splash of Bollywood before the start of the match between Indian Aces and UAE Royals.

The fun time on court began with Aamir and Federer on one side of the court while laughing at the other end was Sania Mirza and Djokovic.

Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Reitesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone with cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar and tennis stars Sania Mirza, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at a pro-am match during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Monday

Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Akshay Kumar, Reitesh Deshmukh, Deepika Padukone with cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar and tennis stars Sania Mirza, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer at a pro-am match during the International Premier Tennis League third leg at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium on Monday. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images for IPTL 2014

Djokovic's coach Boris Becker too enjoyed the show.

Aamir got the maximum time on court with the sport's biggies.

Padukone, Akshay and Ritesh Deshmukh, who played chair umpire, joined the party later.

Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar, co-owner of Indian Aces, also spent a few moments on court with Federer.

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