Aces beat Warriors to stay top of the table

The Indian Aces notched up their fifth IPTL victory out of six matches on Friday by easing to a 26-21 victory over the Japan Warriors in New Delhi.

Not even the absence of a resting Rafael Nadal could halt their charge.

Agnieszka Radwanska's 6-2 victory in the women's singles match would prove to be the decisive result of the day.

So dominant was the Pole against Mirjana Lucic that the Warriors brought on Kurumi Nara midway through the match – though it ultimately had little effect.

Pierre-Hughes Herbert performed strongly for the Warriors, taking part in three matches and winning two of them, but to no avail.

Leander Paes combined with Herbert in the men's doubles to beat Rohan Bopanna and Ivan Dodig 6-5 via a shootout.

Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna prevailed 6-4 against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and Herbert in the mixed doubles.

The legends singles match would seal the win for the Aces as Fabrice Santoro won 6-3 against Thomas Enqvist.

Herbert earned a consolation 6-4 win against Dodig, but the win already belonged to the Aces.