US Open 2014 champion and world No. 9 Marin Cilic will represent the UAE Royals, the Dubai based IPTL franchise, in the inaugural edition of the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL). Together with world no. 1 Novak Djokovic, current US Open champion Cilic will lead the imposing team of the UAE Royals featuring several of the world's finest players from the ATP and WTA rankings.
Cilic will travel to the IPTL's match destinations in the Philippines, Singapore and India before finally playing at his home team Dubai's Hamdan Sports Complex from December 11 to 13, 2014.
As of now, the UAE Royals comprise world No. 1 Novak Djokovic; Marin Cilic; Canadian tennis sensation and current World no. 6 Eugenie Bouchard; former World no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki; former player Goran Ivanisevic, who is also Cilic's coach; doubles specialist Nenad Zimonjic, and the no. 1 Arab player in the world, Malek Jaziri. (Also read: Federer super excited for India trip)
Commenting on his entry into the UAE Royals squad, Marin Cilic said: "The International Premier Tennis League presents an exciting platform for tennis players to enjoy the sport in a brand new way and I am thrilled to be part of the inaugural edition. The UAE Royals are a power-packed squad and I look forward to playing for the team in front of fans in Dubai and other cities."