The UAE Royals is a tennis franchise that participates within the International Premier Tennis League, they were one of the first 4 teams to play in the league. The UAE Royals were runners up in the inaugural season, coming agonisingly close to being crowned champions. Having put this disappointment behind them, the team has a new look after the draft in April. The team has recruited the legendary Roger Federer, the powerhouse Tomas Berdych, former world number 1 Ana Ivanovic and doubles specialist Daniel Nestor. The Royals have kept the services of Goran Ivanisevic and Kristina Mladenovic, who were both instrumental in the first season. On paper the UAE Royals are “galicticos”of the IPTL, with this balanced and talented line up they will look to make amends for last season.