Singapore: The Indian Aces couldn't stop the strategy made by opposition coach Josh Eagle, who trusted Jean-Julien Rojer,
Fernando González, Jelena Jankovic, Fernando Verdasco on court as well as Marat Safin and Kurumi Nara's advice and support. For the Aces, Thomas Enqvist opted for captaincy and let his team perform. Kirsten Flipkens, Rohan Bopanna, Ivan Dodig, Sania Mirza, Mark Philippoussis and Feliciano López kept the score very close during the whole match, just a few games behind the Warriors. We had again a very passionate Spanish derby in Men's Doubles and Singles and intense duels in each set.
Match Highlights-- IPTL
Fernando González started things off with a narrow win over Mark Philippoussis in a set that was decided in the Shoot-Out for the Warriors.
Jelena Jankovic and Jean-Julien Rojer proved that their tennis chemistry means business and they beat a very strong side in Sania Mirza and Ivan Dodig, who couldn't create a break point.
The Serb-woman kept her rhythm beating the crafty Kirsten Flipkens, although the 6-4 score made the Indian Aces still stay close on the Warriors' heels. That helped Dodig and Feliciano López to keep faith and the duo took the Men's Doubles set 6-3 over Jean-Julien Rojer and Fernando Verdasco.
Verdasco, though, got the decisive set and the match win for the Warriors in another Spanish derby against his friend López, who took a crucial game to get a bonus point for the Indian Aces.
In the end, the Japanese side beat the Indian Aces 27-20 to get a vital win in this crucial Singapore leg.