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Sania Mirza thrilled to team up with Roger Federer

PTI 20 Nov 2014, 11:57:08 AM IST

Mumbai: Indian tennis ace Sania Mirza on Tuesday said she is excited to be part of same team as Swiss veteran Roger Federer in the upcoming International Premier Tennis League (IPTL).

"I am really excited. It is great for tennis in India and Asia. I am really excited to play in same team as Roger Federer," she told reporters here at the launch of Payless ShoeSource.

The IPTL features four franchise teams, including India featuring players like Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray, Pete Sampras among others. Mirza and Federer are part of the Delhi franchise Indian Aces.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion, Federer, picked up a back injury in the ATP finals and Mirza hoped he regains his fitness soon.

"I hope he recovers. He is playing at the Davis Cup at the moment. Hopefully, it's not so bad. Looking forward to playing with him," the Hyderabadi said.