Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 ATP Preview
The 2021 Dubai Tennis Championships – the second ATP 500 event of the season – will run from March 14 – 20.
Since it debuted in 1993, the event has been won by a number of tennis’s biggest stars.
Roger Federer holds the record for most Dubai titles with eight, while Novak Djokovic – a five-time champion – is the only other player to have won the tournament multiple titles. Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray have each lifted the trophy once.
Since 2003, Andy Roddick, Stan Wawrinka and Roberto Bautista Agut are the only players outside of the ‘Big Four’ to win the title.
Djokovic beat Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final of the 2020 edition, but neither player has entered this year.
Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios have also withdrawn. Despite this, a strong draw still features eight of the top 20 ATP players.
1 Dominic Thiem
2 Roger Federer
3 Andrey Rublev
4 Denis Shapovalov
5 Roberto Bautista Agut
6 David Goffin
7 Pablo Carreno Busta
8 Stan Wawrinka
9 Karen Khachanov
10 Alex De Minaur
11 Borna Coric
12 Dusan Lajovic
13 Dan Evans
14 Hubert Hurkacz
15 Filip Krajinovic
16 Taylor Fritz
Where is the tournament held?
The event is played at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on outdoor hard courts.
Ranking points breakdown, Singles
Winner – 500 points
Runner-up – 300 points
Semi-finalist – 180 points
Quarter-finalist – 90 points
Round of 16 – 45 points
Round of 32 – 20 points
Round of 48 – 0 points
Prize money breakdown, Singles
Winner – $149, 490
Runner-up – $110, 530
Semi-finalist – $78,710
Quarter-finalist – $53, 590
Round of 16 – $33, 495
Round of 32 – $19, 260
Round of 48 – $13, 300
Can I buy tickets for the tournament?
This year’s tournament will be hosted spectator-free, in line with Covid-19 guidelines.
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