Rafael Nadal thinks that IPTL is a good practice tournament for him. The tennis ace is so impressed with the way Indian organizers arranged everything last year that he wants to come back here in 2016 too. But the tennis maestro is not happy with the fact that IPTL is still not part of ATP tour. He describes the level of professionalism as simply outstanding that he observed in IPTL 2015. Unlike many other players, he is adamant to call IPTL exhibition tournament. This statement from one of all time great tennis player will definitely encourage Indian youngsters a lot. Organizers of IPTL are also feeling great after hearing such a comment.
Rafael thinks that the team spirit in IPTL match is the best thing about the tournament. Tennis is an individual game, but tournaments like IPTL helps the players in bonding with other professionals. Rafael agrees that sometimes the games become too close and then the tension between the players also goes too much higher level. One of highest points of IPTL so far is the rivalry between Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer. Nadal wants to relive those moments again. He enjoyed the cheering of Indian audiences for him while playing against Federer.
Sania Mirza is also associated with IPTL big way. But to be honest, it is players like Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal who took this tournament to complete another level. Nadal is sad that he missed one season here. If he actually comes back for 2016 season then it will be great for both the organizers and the audiences. Nadal is the king of the clay court. French open is his tournament. He is yet to show great performances in grass court tournaments like Wimbledon. This is the reason Nadal takes IPTL so seriously. He does good practice of playing in clay court just before the French open. Nadal is working hard on his schedule so that he does not miss IPTL 2016.