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We would like to get to eight teams by 2020: Bhupathi

Mahesh Bhupathi

Singapore, Nov 17 (PTI): Tennis star Mahesh Bhupathi, who is the brain behind the International Premier Tennis Leaque (IPTL), is hoping to include a team from China in future and have eight teams on board by 2020.

The inaugural edition of the USD 40 million event will feature four star-studded teams. The 24-match tournament, which will be played in a round-robin format, will start off in Manila from November 28-30.

Touching on the future of the tournament, Bhupathi said “Ideally, we would like to get to eight teams by 2020.”

Bhupathi hopes to include a team from China and play the tournament in a major Chinese city in the future.

“We are hoping for a big splash from the tournament,” he added.”But we need to be sustainable and we don’t want to be too aggressive

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