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DSport acquires tennis property rights ‘Tie Break Tens’
MUMBAI: Discovery’s sports channel DSport has acquired the rights for the new international tennis property ‘Tie Break Tens’. It will mark the first time an Indian sports channel will telecast this new format of tennis for sports fans.
The third edition of the tournament is being held in Madrid on 4 May at 11 pm IST. This will be followed by broadcast of matches in London and Vienna.
‘Tie Break Tens’ is a relatively new, fast-format of tennis which involves both men and women competing for the prize money of $200,000 each. This quick-fire version sees some of the best and top-ranked professional tennis players in the world including Novak Djokovic, Maria Sharapova, Grigor Dimitrov, Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori, Eugenie Bouchard, Jo Konta , Simona Halep and Garbiñe Muguruza to name a few, compete in a round-robin style tournament where every point counts. ‘Tie Break Tens’ features ten first to ten point tie-break matches. All matches are played and the champion crowned in a single session that lasts no more than three hours.