Davis broke serve seven times en route to 6-0 7-6(2) victory as she pounced on the 2012 champion’s second serve.
Player commitment will be the key if the organisers hope to portray this as a serious tournament.
The IPTL is scheduled to begin in Singapore on November 28, the day after Thanksgiving.
Anderson carried momentum into third with another early break but handed back initiative with a double fault on break point in the eighth game of deciding set.
Four teams were drafted for the ambitious tournament, created by Mahesh Bhupathi, on Sunday in Dubai.
Federer’s win extends his record of winning at least one title a year to 14 consecutive years.
It was reported earlier this week that Nadal would be paid close to $1 million per night by the IPTL.
Federer beats Djokovic 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 in Dubai SF to snap three-match losing streak.
Federer has never made a more eye-catching start to this tournament.
Bopanna and Qureshi held their nerves to edge past the Russian-Romanian pair in the Super Tie-Breaker.
Nadal looked more comfortable in the final and improved his record on clay to 298 wins and 21 losses, the best in the Open Era.
Somdev Devvarman’s career best rank was 62, which he achieved in July 2011.
The Spaniard Rafael Nadal declined to talk about his back, focusing instead on the victory.
Andujar had two match points in the third-set tiebreaker but couldn’t convert either.
In the final, Somdev Devvarman beat Aleksandr Nedovyesov of Kazhakhstan 6-3, 6-1 in less than an hour.
Beats Donskoy 6-4, 6-2, makes Delhi Open final
Yuki Bhambri will take a few days’ break after his early exit in the Delhi Challenger and then hit the hard court swing in the US.
Yuki, Somdev and, now, Ramkumar, have ensured that India have more options on the first day of the Davis Cup.
The No. 1-ranked Nadal tweaked his back warming up for the Australian Open final, which he lost almost four weeks ago in a major upset against Stanislas Wawrinka.
Advances to semifinal after China’s Ze Zhang pulls out with shoulder injury
Somdev Devvarman, the lone Indian in the singles draw, will face Ze Zhang in a quarterfinal on Friday.
Rafael Nadal was sidelined for much of the 2012 season with a left knee injury.
Chiudinelli, currently ranked 168, has just come off a surprise loss to Ze Zhang (ranked 229) in the second round.
Teenager makes impression in fighting loss; Yuki also loses but Somdev advances.
After a breakout season, Ramkumar adds confidence to burgeoning arsenal.
Devvarman, who at one point in his career was ranked high enough (62) to be seeded directly into the ATP 250 series, is still the highest ranked Indian in fray.
In his singles match, Seventh seed Yuki did not face a breakpoint in the first set and capitalised on two of the five he earned on Somdev’s serve to nose ahead.
India’s top two singles players, Somdev Devvarman and Yuki Bhambri on Wednesday headed towards a possible semifinal clash in the $50,000 ATP Challenger event after beating their respective rivals in contrasting fashion, here. Top seed Somdev came back from a set down New Zealand’s Michael Venus 6-7 (4), 6-0, 6-3 in almost three-hour pre-quarterfinal contest. […]
Contrary to what the score line suggests, the win against Taipei was hardly the expected cakewalk.
This is the first time after 2005 that India have recorded a whitewash over an opponent.