International Premier Tennis League: Rafael Nadal set to earn Rs 6.2 crore a night, say reports

Rafael Nadal is reportedly going to be one of the marquee players in the new International Premier Tennis League, developed along the lines of the successful Indian Premier League of cricket.

updated: February 26, 2014 14:40 IST
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If you thought the Indian Premier League cricket competition is a money-spinner, think again. The Mahesh Bhupathi-developed International Premier Tennis League is reportedly going to offer astronomical sums of money to top players that can put pale the highest paid IPL star - Royal Challenge Bangalore's Yuvraj Singh @ INR 14 crore for a two-month long tournament - to insignificance! According to reports, 'marquee' player Rafael Nadal could earn as much as a million US Dollars (6.2 crore INR) a night or may be just two-three hours of tennis!

The IPTL, a brainchild of India's Davis Cup star Bhupathi, is going to be launched this weekend in Dubai. Nadal is believed to have committed himself to the tournament that will be played in five cities - Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Mumbai, Singapore and Hong Kong - between November 28 and December 20. Teams will bid for their players on Sunday in a Dubai hotel and reportedly some of the world's top tennis stars have shown interest. Apparently, the ageing Roger Federer, who is increasingly getting conservative with his selection of tournaments, is not keen.

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