Sachin Tendulkar-Rafael Nadal duo to buoy Mumbai in Indian Tennis Premier League

After co-owning a football team, Sachin Tendulkar will be part of the Mumbai franchise in the inaugural Indian Tennis Premier League, a Mahesh Bhupathi business venture.

updated: April 14, 2014 20:42 IST
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He is a self-confessed Roger Federer fan. Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar would however be rooting for his hero's arch-rival Rafael Nadal when the Indian Tennis Premier League begins November 28. The ITPL is a brainchild of Davis Cupper and Grand Slam champion Mahesh Bhupathi.

The former cricketer will jointly own the Mumbai franchise - in partnership with PVP Group - and the team will feature World No. 1 Rafael Nadal during the tournament which will be held till December 20. With Tendulkar as a co-owner and Nadal as a marquee player in the side, the team has already positioned itself as one to watch out for.

Tendulkar has always been an ardent tennis lover and has been seen cheering Federer at Wimbledon on several occasions. This time though, his loudest cheer is expected to be reserved for Nadal, who will reportedly pocket close to a million US dollars every night he takes to the court. Fans, though, would be watching out for Nadal on the court as much as they would be fighting for a glimpse of Tendulkar in the seating area.

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