IPTL: Tennis legend Roger Federer arrives in Indiatext_fields
New Delhi: Tennis legend Roger Federer on Sunday arrived in the capital to play his first match in Indian soil when he turns up for Indian Aces during the third leg of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).
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.
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 on Saturday, 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 Serb Novak Djokovic, is also expected to be present in the capital for the third leg of the IPTL.