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Clash of IPTL Titans: Deepika, Aamir Play Federer, Djokovic in Celebrity Mixed Doubles

  | December 09, 2014 13:17 IST (New Delhi)
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Bollywood stars Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Riteish Deshmukh, engaged in a friendly match with tennis stars Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic and Sania Mirza

Some of Bollywood's sportiest stars were spotted at the ongoing International Premier Tennis League tournament on December 9 in New Delhi. Not only did Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Akshay Kumar and Riteish Deshmukh watch tennis superstars Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic play an exhibition match, they also played a friendly game with them.

The first-of-its-kind series, organised by Indian tennis player Mahesh Bhupathi, also features Sania Mirza on the Indian Aces team. Cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar was a VIP spectator.

The cameras began clicking when the Bollywood celebs present descended on the court with FedEx and Djoker. Aamir Khan, a well-known sports enthusiast who has played cricket and won a cycle race in his films, was the first among the actors to take to the court, partnering Federer against Djokovic and Sania.
 


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Aamir Khan was accompanied to the game by his wife, filmmaker Kiran Rao and his three-year old son Azad, who also looked thrilled to meet Federer.
 


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Clad in an all-black ensemble, former badminton player Deepika swapped the shuttlecock for a tennis ball. Deepika was accompanied to the match by her father, badminton great Prakash Padukone.
 


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Deepika's doubles partner was Ek Villain star Riteish Deshmukh who owns the Celebrity Cricket League team, Veer Marathi. Riteish tweeted:
 


Akshay Kumar, as famous for his martial arts skills as his roles in action movies, shook Federer by the hand as Riteish twirled his racquet.
 


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Manila Mavericks defeated Singapore Slammers 23-17 while Djokovic's UAE Royals beat Sania's Indian Aces 29-22.


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