RDS2 to Serve Up Even More Tennis with the Addition of International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) Matches to Its Programming

— November 27, 2014


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This Friday, at 10 p.m. ET, RDS2 will kick off its coverage of matches from the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), a new competition starring many of the world’s best men’s and women’s tennis players.

Unlike typical tournaments on the ATP and WTA tours, IPTL matches are played in teams. Divided into four groups, players face off in an intriguing round-robin tournament, with each of the five sets in a match featuring a different format: men’s singles, women’s singles, men’s doubles, mixed doubles and past champions’ singles.   

Yvan Ponton and Hélène Pelletier will handle the commentary and analysis throughout the tournament. 

Team Lineups

Andy Murray Jo-Wilfried Tsonga Kirsten Flipkens Daniel Nestor
Carlos Moya Maria Sharapova Treat Huey

Serena Williams Andre Agassi Tomas Berdych Lleyton Hewitt
Nick Kyrgios Daniela Hantuchova Bruno Soares Patrick Rafter

Roger Federer Pete Sampras Gael Monfils Ana Ivanovic
Sania Mirza Rohan Bopanna Fabrice Santoro

Novak Djokovic Caroline Wozniacki Malek Jaziri Nenad Zimonjic
Goran Ivanisevic Marin Cilic

Broadcast Schedule

International Premier Tennis League: Manila
Friday November 28 10 p.m. ET
Saturday November 29 6:30 p.m. ET
Sunday November 30 7:15 p.m. ET

International Premier Tennis League: Singapore
Tuesday December 2 8 p.m. ET 
Wednesday December 3 6:30 p.m. ET
Thursday December 4 6:30 p.m. ET

International Premier Tennis League: New Delhi
Saturday December 6 1 p.m. ET
Sunday December 7 9 a.m. ET
Monday December 8 6:30 p.m. ET

International Premier Tennis League: Dubai
Thursday December 11 8 p.m. ET
Friday December 12 8 p.m. ET
Saturday December 13 7 p.m. ET

With coverage of over 130 match days in 2014, including the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open, ATP World Tour Masters 1000 series, Barclays ATP World Tour Finals and the IPTL, RDS is the leader when it comes to French-language tennis broadcasting in Quebec. 

Fans can also visit RDS.ca for all the latest news, standings, schedules and results for ATP and WTA tennis. 

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