IPTL: Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone play with Roger Federer in Delhi

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New Delhi, Dec 8: Several Bollywood stars graced the inaugural International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) with their presence and even tried their hand at the sport in the august company of superstars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza.

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After Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 in the first tie of the concluding day of the India leg of the inaugural tournament, a host of movie stars led by Aamir Khan and Deepika Padukone made their way on to the court to a rapturous ovation from a thrilled crowd.

Aamir Khan plays a shot as Roger Federer looks on

Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Sunil Gavaskar were also present.

The cinestars were all seen taking up the racquet and engaging in a friendly hit-out with Federer, Djokovic and Mirza that served as an entertaining warm-up session for the players ahead of the Indian Aces vs UAE Royals match. (Federer wins, Indian Aces lose)

Aamir, clad in a grey T-shirt and with his wife and son in tow, was the first among the actors to enter the court, hitting with partner Federer against Djokovic and Mirza.

Federer with Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone

Deepika, with his father badminton great Prakash Padukione in the stands, was the next to take up the racquet. Clad in an all black ensemble, she partnered Deshmukh to engage in some fun-hitting.

Gavaskar and Akshay also took part in enthralling the audience.

Amitabh Bachchan watched the IPTL action Sunday when Roger Federer made his debut for the Indian Aces in the tournament.


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