Dominic Thiem headlines strong field in Dubai: All you need to know
Dominic Thiem will make his first appearance in Dubai since 2015 as he bids to win his first Dubai title alongside Andrey Rublev.
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has a history of welcoming some of the best talent in the game, with Roger Federer possessing a tournament record eight titles, followed by five-time winner Novak Djokovic.
Former World No 1’s Thomas Muster, Andy Roddick, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have also triumphed at this ATP 500 event.
World No 4 Dominic Thiem, who lost to Roberto Bautista Agut on his last appearance in 2015, will be hoping to claim his first ATP 500 title since the Erste Bank Open in Vienna back in 2019.
Andrey Rublev, who has lifted the trophy at his past four ATP 500 events, is one of the favourites to lift the Dubai title, whilst Bautista Agut, who beat both Thiem and Rublev to reach the finals in Doha, also makes the top four.
20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will not be competing at the event after his exploits in Doha.
Where is the tournament held?
The tournament is played at the Aviation Club in Dubai.
What dates does the tournament run?
The tournament will run from 14-20 March 2021.
What court surface is the tournament played on?
The tournament is played on outdoor hardcourts.
Qualifying: Begins Saturday 27 Feb at 11am
Doubles final: Sunday, 7 March at 1pm
Singles final: Sunday, 7 March at 3:30pm
US$ 1,897,805 (Total Financial Commitment: US$ 2,048,855)
Most Titles, Singles: Roger Federer (8)
Oldest Champion: Roger Federer, 37, in 2019
Youngest Champion: Rafael Nadal, 19, in 2006
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1s Roger Federer in 2004-05, ’07, Novak Djokovic in 2013, ’20, Andy Murray in 2017
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 61 Jerome Garland in 1999
Most Match Wins: Roger Federer (53)
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