World number six Tomas Berdych verbally confirmed his participation for the IPL-style International Premier Tennis League, to be held in November this year. IPTL - AN AMBITIOUS PLAN "It's a very big and ambitious plan, it's a good idea," LiveTennis.com quoted Berdych, who spoke to the reporters after reaching the semifinals of Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship." A BOOST FOR TENNIS AS A SPORT The Czech further said that the tournament can make the sport of tennis more attractive: "It (is) something that can make our sport even more attractive and brings something extra to the players and all the people and all the fans around the world." WILL BERDYCH BE PLAYING? Berdych revealed his interest for playing at the IPTL, saying: "I'm looking forward to it.
I'd be really glad to become the part of it. I like the new things, I like new ideas. So why not? I took the time to think about it and, really, what's going to be the positive for me, what's going to be the negative, how long it's going to take my time and everything.
I decided that I will commit to it." OTHER MARQUEE PLAYERS Prior to Berdych, the other big names who could potentially compete at the inaugural event, include the likes of Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic. [Click here to read more such interesting tennis news]