Making his first appearance in the IPTL, which is in its second season, Nadal is turning up for the Micromax Indian Aces which also has on its roster Indian tennis aces Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna among others.
     
"IPTL has been great so far and hopefully I will be back. I have liked the format, the team spirit is good, I think I am going to be back," Nadal told reporters in a press conference
after his team's dominating win over Philippines Mavericks here.
     
"I don't think these are exhibition matches, these games are very competitive. The intensity of competition is good. I feel the rules are perfect in the IPTL and it's a great idea. But obviously in the (ATP) World Tour it doesn't have a place," asserted the 29-year-old.
     
In fact, Nadal went on to say that the IPTL is turning out to be perfect preparation for him ahead of the next season. The 'King of Clay' has struggled with his form this season, failing to win a single major for the first time in 10 years.

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