The main draw of the tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 27 and conclude on Saturday, March 4.
With this week’s Dubai Tennis Championships, which run from February 27 to March 4, the Middle East swing will come to an end. As the top seed, world No. 1 Novak Djokovic commands a crowded draw. After winning the Australian Open, he is making a comeback and going for his third consecutive championship of the year. The Serb won the competition’s most recent title in 2020. The second seed is Andrey Rublev, the reigning champion. Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime, two players ranked in the top 10, are seeded third and fourth, respectively. Malek Jaziri, Alexei Popyrin, and Thanasi Kokkinakis were among the winners of the wildcards.
The tournament is sure to produce plenty of thrilling matches throughout the week because so many top men’s tour players will be competing. adequate facilities. By 1996, a brand-new stadium had been built to house the competition. It was later upgraded to an ATP 500 competition. With eight victories, Roger Federer currently holds the record here. Novak Djokovic is second with five. The other notable ex-champions include Andy Roddick, Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, and Rafael Nadal. A 32-player draw is used for the outdoor hardcourt tournament.
The 2023 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships will have five rounds of play excluding the qualifying rounds. These are the round of 32, round of 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals. The main draw of the tournament is scheduled to begin on Monday, February 27 and conclude on Saturday, March 4. Here is the round-wise schedule of the ATP 500 event.
|Round of 32||February 27-28|
|Round of 16||March 1|
The top half of the draw is headed by Novak Djokovic, who will play a qualifier in the first round. Hubert Hurkacz will be Andy Murray’s opponent in his opening match, which could pave the way for a potential quarterfinal meeting between the two players. Daniil Medvedev’s campaign will also begin against a qualifier, and he might face Alexander Bublik in the next round. Another match to watch in this half of the draw will be Borna Coric’s first-round matchup with Dan Evans.
The bottom half of the draw is led by the defending champion Andrey Rublev. Filip Krajinovic will be the opponent when he begins his title defence. Jiri Lehecka, a young player, was Alexander Zverev’s opponent in their opening round match. In the opening round, Felix Auger-Aliassime will take on the powerful Maxime Cressy. Additionally hiding in this half of the draw are Alejandro Davidovich Fokina, Lorenzo Sonego, and Karen Khachanov.
The Dubai Tennis Championships will award $2,855,495 in total prizes. The winning singles player will be awarded a check for $533,990 as well as 500 ranking points.
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