Andy Murray and Simona Halep are also among the line-up for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship…

The annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship returns next month, and it’s already got an ‘ace’ line-up of tennis stars confirmed.

After a year’s hiatus, legendary player Roger Federer will return to the competition, alongside former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray.

This year, Federer will be bidding for a record eighth Dubai title in what will be his 14th appearance at the event.

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The star duo will face competition from world top 10 players including Marin Cilic and Kei Nishikori, as well as Karen Khachanov, Borna Coric and Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The women’s tournament will see the return of  two-time defending champion Elina Svitolina, who will no doubt be ready to make it a hat-trick in Dubai this year. She’ll face some stiff competition from current world number one Simona Halep, Caroline Wozniacki and reigning Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber.

Previously the tournament has been witness to wins by some of the world’s best players including Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Venus Williams, so we can’t wait to see the on-court action unfold this year.

But as well as the on-court action, there’s also plenty of off-court entertainment happening around the event.

There are three ticket categories available starting from Dhs55, which are available online now, or you can purchase them from Duty Free Tennis Stadium Ticket Box Office from January 28.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Sunday Feb 17 to Sat Mar 2. From Dhs55 to Dhs475.

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