UAE Royals Novak Djokovic gestures to the crowd after winning a point against Micromax Indian Aces player Roger Federer during the International Premier Tennis League, in New Delhi, India, Monday Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Manish Swarup
December 13, 2014

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) Novak Djokovic signed off in style at the International Premier Tennis League by thrashing Gael Monfils 6-0, but it was not enough for his UAE Royals to win the inaugural exhibition event on Saturday.

The Indian Aces, who had the likes of Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, and Ana Ivanovic turning out at different stages of the four-leg mixed tournament, lifted the trophy, a life-size tennis racket with ball, decorated with diamonds and gemstones.

UAE Royals were second, Manila Mavericks third, and Singapore Slammers last.

Each tie featured five one-setters, with games won rather than match results deciding the winner.

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