The second and last stop of the Middle East swing will seed the stars of men’s tennis embark to the UAE to play the 31st edition of the ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships. This will be the first tournament that World No. 1 Novak Djokovic will play after winning his unprecedented 10th Australian Open title last month. Main draw action will run from February 27 until March 4, 2023. On that note let us take an in-depth look at all details of the event.
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Where will the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships be played?
The 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships will take place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The tournament will run from February 25 (qualifying) until March 4, 2023, when the men’s singles final will be held.
The ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships will be held at Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai, which has a center court with a capacity of housing 5000 fans.
The ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships is held annually on outdoor hard courts and is part of the ATP 500 series. It is one of only two ATP tournaments played in the Middle East.
What’s the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships Schedule
The ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships will kick off with qualifying on Saturday, February 25, 2023, with 16 players competing in two rounds, vying for four main draw spots.
On Sunday, February 26, the second round of qualifying will be completed during the day session. Main draw action will commence on Monday, February 27, 2023, with two sessions during the weekdays.
The full schedule of the ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships is as below:
- Qualifying – February 25 – 26, 2023
- Round 1 – February 26- 28, 2023
- Round 2 – March 1, 2023
- Quarterfinal – March 2, 2023
- Semifinal – March 3, 2023
- Final – March 4, 2023
Who is Playing at the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships?
The 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships will feature 32 players in the singles draw. The top eight seeds are all ranked inside the world’s top 20.
The top seed is Novak Djokovic, playing for the first time since capturing her record-extending 10th Australian Open title last month.
Fellow top 10 players who will join Djokovic include Andrey Rublev, Daniil Medvedev and Felix Auger-Aliassime who were all in action in Qatar this past week.
Four players will be drawn from qualifying, and among the three confirmed wild cards is Tunisian veteran Malek Jaziri who will play for the 10th time in the Dubai main draw.
Here is the confirmed player list of the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships so far:
Please note that the below entry list is subject to change as a result of withdrawals due to injuries or undisclosed reasons.
- Novak Djokovic
- Andrey Rublev
- Daniil Medvedev
- Felix Auger-Aliassime
- Hubert Hurkacz
- Karen Khachanov
- Alexander Zverev
- Borna Coric
- Roberto Bautista Agut
- Dan Evans
- Alejandro Davidovich Fokina
- Botic van de Zandschulp
- Maxime Cressy
- Tallon Griekspoor
- Marc-Andrea Huesler
- Alexander Bublik
- Emil Ruusuvuori
- Jiri Lehecka
- Constant Lestienne
- Benjamin Bonzi
- Filip Krajinovic
- Soonwoo Kwon
- Mikael Ymer
- Andy Murray
- Lorenzo Sonego
- Alexei Popyrin (WC)
- Thanasi Kokkinakis (WC)
- Malek Jaziri (WC)
ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships 2023 Prize Money
The total financial commitment inclusive of prize money for the 2023 ATP Rio Open is $3,020,535. This represents a 2.4% increase from last year’s financial outlay.
In addition to prize money, the winner will collect 500 ranking points.
The total prize money breakdown in singles for the 31st edition of the Dubai Championships stands at $2,855,495 and is as below:
- Winner – $533,990
- Finalist – $287,320
- Semifinalist – $153,125
- Quarterfinalist – $78,235
- Second Round – $41,765
- First Round – $22,270
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How to Watch the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships
If you are looking to watch the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships on television, live stream, or on-demand, you can do so in the following ways:
For the International audience, the 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships matches can be streamed live or on-demand on Tennistv.com at a monthly subscription fee of $14.99 (please confirm from the website that geo-blocks don’t apply for the tournament you wish to watch).
In the USA, Tennis Channel Plus will broadcast the ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships. While in the UK matches can be streamed on Amazon Prime Video.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, Supersport TV will have broadcast rights for all 23 matches in Dubai, while in the MENA region, the tournament is accessible on Dubai Sports Media.
Germany: Sky Deutschland
France: Canal+, Eurosport
Australia: BeIN Sports
Italy: Super Tennis
Latin America: ESPN
For a full list of all broadcast partners, please visit the tournament’s official website here.
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Our 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships Predictions & Picks
Novak Djokovic is the most decorated player in the 32-man field in Dubai. He has won the event five times and he has never lost before the quarterfinal here since his debut appearance in 2007. Djokovic will the overwhelming title favorite and rightly so.
Djokovic’s closest challenger will likely be Daniil Medvedev who recently re-entered the world’s top 10 after winning his first title of the season in Rotterdam. At the time of writing, Medvedev is on course to reach his second final of 2023 in Doha and could potentially be in line for a three-peat in February.
The rest of the top eight seeds which includes Auger-Aliassime and Hubert Hurkacz have found a bit of momentum in recent tournaments and might have a chance or two of making a deep run in the UAE.
How to Buy 2023 ATP Dubai Duty-Free Championships Tickets?
As was the case with the women’s event, please note that ATP tickets will follow suit and can only be purchased through the tournament’s official website here. Tickets cannot be resold or transferred by anyone other than the organizers.
Tickets from resellers will not be accepted upon entry and the tournament vehemently call on fans to purchase from their official ticket partners Platinumlist or at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium Box Office.
As per the tournament’s official website tickets for the Grandstand, Prime A, and Prime B are available as Daily and Season tickets and can be purchased online or at the Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Stadium Box Office.