Roger Federer will be representing Virat Kohli's UAE Royals team in ITPL © Getty Images
Roger Federer will be representing Virat Kohli’s UAE Royals team in ITPL © Getty Images

Team India director, Ravi Shastri, will be mentoring Tennis star Roger in in the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Federer will be representing the UAR Royals Team, which is co-owned by India’s Test skipper Virat Kohli. Mahesh Bhupathi, who is IPTL’s founder and managing director, revealed that Shastri will mentor the UAE Royals during a conversation with The Times of India. Bhupathi said, “The owners have also brought on Shastri as a mentor-cum-advisor. He is close to Kohli and has been working with the youngsters in the Indian team.” The UAE Royals will be led by Roger Federer. “I have always followed tennis with great interest and today I am glad to be part of a professional tennis league team,” Kohli said at the official unveiling of the UAE Royals team. READ: Ravi Shastri to mentor Roger Federer, joins Virat Kohli in UAE Royals team

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Talking about the prospects of his team and ITPL, Kohli said, “I am a huge fan of Roger Federer and with him joining the UAE Royals, my decision to be on board with the team was firm. The UAE Royals feature some of tennis’ greatest players and I am confident about the prospects of the team in the IPTL. I am also excited about the format of the IPTL, which I am sure will drive further interest in the game of tennis.”

The league started last year and in its second edition, there will be five teams with the Japan Warriors joining last season’s champions, the Indian Aces, alongside the UAE Royals, the Philippine Mavericks and the Singapore Slammers. The league will begin in Japan from December 2 and culminate in Singapore on December 20.