Swiss pair Roger Federer and Belinda Bencic are headed to Dubai to defend their crowns…

Some of the world’s best tennis players are headed to Dubai for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2020 taking place from Monday February 17 to Saturday February 29, 2020 at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in Garhoud.

For the ATP title, Swiss legend Roger Federer leads the all-star line-up. Federer earned his 100th single title of his career, and his eighth title at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships when he defeated Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-4 6-4  last year in 2019.

Hoping to snatch the title from the tennis ace includes last year’s runner-up Tsitsipas, as well as 2018 champion Roberto Bautista Agut, Frenchman Gael Monfils, and Italian Fabio Fognini. More players are to be announced soon.

Meanwhile, the women’s competition, and the 20th anniversary of the WTA, will be fiercer than ever, featuring 14 of the world’s top 20 on court, including current World Number 1, Australian Ashleigh Barty, defending champion Belinda Bencic, Karolina Pliskova from Czech Republic and Simona Halep (below) from Romania.

Simona Halep

They will be joined by Bianca Andreescu from Canada and Dutch star Kiki Bertens.

“Once again tennis fans in Dubai can look forward to a wonderful two weeks of competition between the very best players in the world,” said Tournament Director Salah Tahlak. “With such strong competition the final outcome is impossible to predict, and the only certainty is that the fortnight will produce many dramatic upsets and edge-of-the-seat battles as everyone fights for the right to be crowned the champion.”

Tickets go on sale on Monday January 13, 2020 and prices start at Dhs55. They can be purchased online here.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 2020, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Al Garhoud, Dubai, Monday February 17 to Saturday February 29, from Dhs55.