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Mall of Asia Arena Hosts International Tennis League

Mall of Asia Arena is announced as the official house of the International Premier Tennis League in the Philippines.

Mall of Asia Arena, the architectural ‘eye’con under lifestyle and entertainment solutions company, SM Lifestyle Entertainment, Inc. will host the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) season from November 28 – 30, 2014, bringing to the city some of the world’s finest tennis stars for an epic three-day display of sport and entertainment. During the three-day extravaganza, the Manila Mavericks will take on the UAE Royals, Singapore Slammers, and Indian Aces for the winning team’s purse of USD 1 million.

The IPTL is a unique team-based tennis league founded by multiple grand-slam tennis winner, India’s Mahesh Bhupathi. Featuring 21 Grand Slam Champions and 14 World Number Ones, the league will play across 4 countries in Asia namely in Manila, Singapore, India, and Dubai from November 28 to December 13, 2014. Regarding their venue partner, Bhupathi adds, “SM is the biggest conglomerate in the Philippines and having them as a partner adds a lot of value to our property and validates the potential of our league. I would like to thank SM for their long term commitment to the IPTL and the Manila Mavericks and we look forward to staging a World Premiere at Mall of Asia Arena in November.”

           

The ‘Manila Mavericks’ boast of Maria Sharapova, Andy Murray, teammates Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Kirsten Flipkens, Daniel Nestor, Carlos Moya, and top Philippine player Treat Huey. Other key players to participate in Manila are: Serena Williams, Ana Ivanovic, Eugenie Bouchard, Daniela Hantuchova, Thoms Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, Patrick Rafter, Nick Kyrgios, Gael Monfils, Fabrice Santoro, Richard Gasquet, Goran Ivanisevic, and more.

As official home of the International Premier Tennis League, Assistant Vice President of Mall of Asia Arena Arnel Gonzales adds, “We are very excited to house the IPTL. A premier tennis league deserves a premium venue with top-notch facilities. It is our goal to be an international tourist destination and to be home to the world’s best international and local acts. We are ready for the International Premier Tennis League.”

3-day passes starting at Php 2,900 are officially available through SM Tickets, the ticket outlet of Mall of Asia Arena.  3-day passes entitles the holder to watch 2 daily matches which start at 4:00 PM and 7:30 PM local time, each day. Fans can log on to www.smtickets.com for more information.

The IPTL will give the Philippine Tennis fans, families, and young adults a world-class stage to watch the best current ATP and WTA players up close and personal as they compete for team victory.

Tickets are available at SM Tickets outlets and online. For inquiries, call 470-2222.