The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has a rich history of WTA and ATP tournaments taking place over the years, with plenty of winners being crowned in both tournaments. The 2019 WTA tournament came to an end yesterday with Belinda Bencic emerging victorious, beating number 2 seed Petra Kvitova in the final.
Now it’s time for the men’s tournament to kick off. The qualifiers have already begun in Dubai and the main draw will take place between 25 February – 2 March 2019. A number of top players are expected to be in the mix, including the legendary Roger Federer who has a 48-6 win-loss record in this tournament over the years, including seven titles, the last one coming in 2015.
The prestigious ATP Dubai Championships was first played in 1993 and since then, it has grown tremendously in popularity, with the 2018 edition being won by Roberto Bautista Agut. Japan’s Kei Nishikori begins the tournament as the top seed and if all goes well, he will be walking away with the top prize of $565,635.
Other top names in the mix include Marin Cilic, Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric, Milos Raonic, Daniil Medvedev and others. The hard surface tournament has had plenty of global superstars as champions in the past including Alex Corretja, Stan Wawrinka, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Federer and others.
The tournament will take place at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, UAE, and we’re expecting some high-octane tennis to take place over the next week or so. The qualifiers have already begun and we’re just a day away from the start of the main draw, so stay tuned to ReadScoops.com for more updates on this competition in Dubai.
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