SINGAPORE: The Worldwide Premier Tennis League will “bounce again” regardless of axing Roger Federer and Serena Williams over cash issues and dropping from 5 tournaments to 3, its founder informed AFP.
Mahesh Bhupathi, who launched the IPTL in 2014, stated he was positive “new cash” was on its approach for the revolutionary event, with out specifying the place it will come from.
“We’ve had some challenges this yr however you recognize we stayed afloat which was crucial factor so you realize, no matter it’s, we’ll bounce again,” he stated in an interview in Singapore.
The IPTL, which contains a shortened scoring system, shot-clock, cheerleaders, DJs and franchise-based mostly groups is billed as a refreshing replace to the normal tennis format.
However this yr’s event is lacking a lot of the recreation’s prime gamers and this week, the IPTL stated superstars Federer and Williams have been skipping the Indian leg.
Bhupathi initially blamed their absence on chaos brought on by India’s withdrawal of 500 and 1,000 rupee banknotes from circulation. However he advised AFP they have been reduce to save lots of prices.
“The income and the fee wasn’t matching so you realize, we didn’t need to go into an enormous (monetary) gap only for the sake of doing it,” stated Bhupathi.
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