Roger Federer Doha 2021

Dubai Tennis Championships 2021 ATP Preview

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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Matteo Berrettini, Gael Monfils and Nick Kyrgios have also withdrawn.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.


Seeded players

1  Dominic Thiem

2  Roger Federer

Andrey Rublev

4  Denis Shapovalov

5  Roberto Bautista Agut

6  David Goffin

7  Pablo Carreno Busta

Stan Wawrinka

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.


How can I follow the tournament?

You can follow the tournament on the official website, the official Twitter, or the official ATP Tour Twitter.


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