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Just landed in Delhi: Federer

December 07, 2014 11:30 IST
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Roger Federer with Pete Sampras

Image: Roger Federer poses with Pete Sampras. Photograph: Roger Federer/Twitter

Indian tennis courts are set to be dazzled like never before when global icons like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic touch down to enthrall ‘full house’ crowds during the third leg of the inaugural International Premier Tennis League.

Tennis legend Federer arrived in the capital to play his first match in Indian soil when he turns up for Indian Aces during the IPTL in New Delhi on Sunday.

The 33-year-old Swiss, who enjoys a massive fan following in the subcontinent, shared the news of his arrival in his Twitter account when he posted a photograph of him along with 14-major winner Pete Sampras.

"Just landed in Delhi. Look who I found on the plane #PistolPete," Federer wrote in his Twitter page, along with the photograph which had both the legends smiling for the camera.

Mahesh Bhupathi with Roger Federer

Image: Mahesh Bhupathi with Roger Federer. Photograph: Mahesh Bhupathi/Twitter

The 17-time Grand Slam winner, Federer also retweeted a photograph which was posted by IPTL managing director Mahesh Bhupathi in his page.

"He is here, checked in and ready…@rogerfederer @iptl #breakthecode," Bhupathi wrote.

During his three-day stay in the country for third leg of IPTL, which started yesterday, Federer will play for Indian Aces against Singapore Slammers and UAE Royals.

Besides playing the Legends singles, Federer is likely to pair up with Sania Mirza to play the mixed doubles on Sunday and Monday.

Tennis legend Boris Becker, who coaches World No 1 Serbian Novak Djokovic, is also expected to be present in the capital for the third leg of the IPTL.

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