NEW DELHI: Indian Aces kept their winning run intact even though their start player Rafel Nadal was missing from action on Day Two of their home leg in the International Premier Tennis League Season 2 at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium here on Friday.
Aces breezed past Japan Warriors 26-21. Match started with Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna winning the first set 6-4 against Mirjana Lucic and Pierre-Hugues Herbert and this was Indian duo’s straight sixth win in the mixed doubles event.
“The secret of our success-full partnership is we gel really well. We had great understanding about each other’s style of play. Today we are happy to win but we could have won with better margin,” said Sania after winning the first set.
The women’s singles was a one sided affair with World No.5 Agnieszka Radwanska outclassing Kurumi Nara 6-2 in 22 minutes before Japan duo Leander Paes and Herbert pipped home boys Bopanna and Ivan Dogig 6-5 (7-5).
The Aces captain Fabrice Santoro raced to 4-0 in no time against Thomas Enqvist before pocketing the men’s legends singles set 6-3 with a ace. Santoro became the most the successful legend player on the event winning 33 games out of 54 he played. The men’s singles set went Japan’s way after Herbert beat Phillip Kohlschreiber, German No.1.
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