Murray and Federer back in Dubai

Murray and Federer back in Dubai

Andy Murray and Roger Federer are heading to Dubai next month to lead a stellar line-up for one of the most iconic sporting events in the region, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed, the tournament marks its 25th anniversary this year where Murray will be on the hunt to add the prestigious Dubai title to his list of titles. Also in the line-up of top ten players will be Dubai defending champion and two-time slam winner, Stan Wawrinka, Tomas Berdych, and Gael Monfils.

The women's line-up is equally impressive with eight of the top ten players heading to Dubai to contest the coveted title. Led by world number one and winner of two grand slams in 2016, Angelique Kerber, the line-up includes former Dubai champions Agnieszka Radwanska and Simona Halep. Other players confirmed are Dominika Cibulkova, Karolina Pliskova, Garbine Muguruza, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and British hopeful Johanna Konta.

Record crowds are expected again to flock to the stadium to witness the spectacular matches, as well as enjoying the packed social programme in style. The Tennis Village will feature entertainment, music, autograph signings, big screens showing the action live and a host of other events and activities.

Staged at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud, the action will commence with the WTA Premier 5 event, followed on 27th February with the ATP World Tour 500 tournament offering a combined prize pool of US$5.2 million.

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