Dubai Tennis Championships

16 Feb 2024 - 2 Mar 2024
"I've apologized several times...it's unacceptable to behave like that" - Andrey Rublev opens up about Dubai altercation and disqualification "I've apologized several times...it's unacceptable to behave like that" - Andrey Rublev opens up about Dubai altercation and disqualification
"I've apologized several times...it's unacceptable to behave like that" - Andrey Rublev opens up about Dubai altercation and disqualification
"Good decision" - Boris Becker applauds Andrey Rublev's prize money & points being reinstated by ATP after Dubai disqualification "Good decision" - Boris Becker applauds Andrey Rublev's prize money & points being reinstated by ATP after Dubai disqualification
"Good decision" - Boris Becker applauds Andrey Rublev's prize money & points being reinstated by ATP after Dubai disqualification
Andrey Rublev's prize money and ranking points in Dubai reinstated by ATP following Russian's disqualification Andrey Rublev's prize money and ranking points in Dubai reinstated by ATP following Russian's disqualification
Andrey Rublev's prize money and ranking points in Dubai reinstated by ATP following Russian's disqualification
ATP Rankings update: Novak Djokovic leads the list, Dubai champion Ugo Humbert inches closer to the top 10 as Casper Ruud re-enters the region ATP Rankings update: Novak Djokovic leads the list, Dubai champion Ugo Humbert inches closer to the top 10 as Casper Ruud re-enters the region
ATP Rankings update: Novak Djokovic leads the list, Dubai champion Ugo Humbert inches closer to the top 10 as Casper Ruud re-enters the region
WATCH: Ugo Humbert kisses girlfriend Tessah in jubilation after winning Dubai title, shares warm embrace with coaching team WATCH: Ugo Humbert kisses girlfriend Tessah in jubilation after winning Dubai title, shares warm embrace with coaching team
WATCH: Ugo Humbert kisses girlfriend Tessah in jubilation after winning Dubai title, shares warm embrace with coaching team
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In light of Andrey Rublev's controversial disqualification, 4 tennis players who have endured the same fate before ft. Novak Djokovic In light of Andrey Rublev's controversial disqualification, 4 tennis players who have endured the same fate before ft. Novak Djokovic
In light of Andrey Rublev's controversial disqualification, 4 tennis players who have endured the same fate before ft. Novak Djokovic
"There's only one guy who's going to know when it's time for Andy Murray to stop" - Jimmy Connors says Brit himself should decide on future "There's only one guy who's going to know when it's time for Andy Murray to stop" - Jimmy Connors says Brit himself should decide on future
"There's only one guy who's going to know when it's time for Andy Murray to stop" - Jimmy Connors says Brit himself should decide on future
"Time is passing, it's not gonna be easy" - Daniil Medvedev on defending a title for the first time at the Dubai Tennis Championships after 1R win "Time is passing, it's not gonna be easy" - Daniil Medvedev on defending a title for the first time at the Dubai Tennis Championships after 1R win
"Time is passing, it's not gonna be easy" - Daniil Medvedev on defending a title for the first time at the Dubai Tennis Championships after 1R win
"I've been working with Daniil Medvedev since December, but we haven’t said anything; In Australia, I sent all the tactics" - Gilles Simon "I've been working with Daniil Medvedev since December, but we haven’t said anything; In Australia, I sent all the tactics" - Gilles Simon
"I've been working with Daniil Medvedev since December, but we haven’t said anything; In Australia, I sent all the tactics" - Gilles Simon 
"It’s not bad" - Andy Murray elated after joining Federer, Djokovic, Agassi, and Nadal in winning 500 hardcourt matches "It’s not bad" - Andy Murray elated after joining Federer, Djokovic, Agassi, and Nadal in winning 500 hardcourt matches
"It’s not bad" - Andy Murray elated after joining Federer, Djokovic, Agassi, and Nadal in winning 500 hardcourt matches
WATCH: Sebastian Korda gets hit on the body in Dubai 1R clash against Pavel Kotov WATCH: Sebastian Korda gets hit on the body in Dubai 1R clash against Pavel Kotov
WATCH: Sebastian Korda gets hit on the body in Dubai 1R clash against Pavel Kotov
Andy Murray sparks retirement speculation in Dubai - "It gets harder and harder... I probably don't have too long left" Andy Murray sparks retirement speculation in Dubai - "It gets harder and harder... I probably don't have too long left"
Andy Murray sparks retirement speculation in Dubai - "It gets harder and harder... I probably don't have too long left"

About Dubai Tennis Championships

Dubai Tennis Championships Introduction

About Dubai Tennis Championships
Image Credits: Dubai Duty Free Tennis’ Instagram


The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, or the Dubai Open, is a professional tennis tournament that is held annually in Dubai, UAE. The event has competitions on the men’s and women’s circuits, as a part of the ATP and WTA tours respectively. It is an outdoor hard court tournament that offers 500 points on the men’s side, and 1000 points on the women’s side.

Every year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships takes place at the end of February, under the support of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The tournament is owned and organised by primary sponsor Dubai Duty Free for multiple years now. In 2024, the WTA Dubai Duty Free Championships will be held from February 18-24, while the ATP Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be held from February 26 to March 2. There will be 32/16 entrants in singles and doubles on the men’s side, and 64/32 entrants in the women’s event.

In 2023, three-time Australian Open runner-up Daniil Medvedev won the men’s singles title in Dubai, while former French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova reigned supreme in the women’s draw. Most of the top players in the world are scheduled to participate in the tournament in 2024.

Dubai Tennis Championships History

The Dubai Tennis Championships was introduced as an ATP-250 event at the Aviation Club in 1993. Before the 1990s, there was a Dubai Tennis tournament played at the British Embassy every year. Karel Novacek was the first winner of the inaugural ATP-250 Dubai Open in 1993. On the other hand, Swiss maestro Roger Federer is the most decorated player at the tournament, having taken home the Dubai Open trophy on eight separate occasions.

The first Dubai Tennis Championships on the WTA circuit was held in 2001, with Martina Hingis emerging as the winner of the competition. Eventually, the tournament was upgraded to ATP-500 and WTA-1000 events respectively. However, the WTA alternates the Dubai Open between a 500-point and 1000-point tournament every year. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium inside the Aviation Tennis Centre in Dubai plays host to the tournament. Launched in 1996, the stadium has a capacity of 5,000.

In 2005, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships implemented an equal prize money policy for men and women, and the policy continued till 2021. As a result, it became only the third tournament after the Australian Open and US Open to do so. While Justine Henin has won the most titles on the women’s side historically, the past three editions of the tournament has seen Russian champions on the men’s circuit (Aslan Karatsev, Andrey Rublev and Daniil Medvedev).

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Schedule

WTA

DATE:EVENT:
16 FebruaryQualifying
17 FebruaryQualifying
18 FebruaryRound-1
19 FebruaryRound-1
20 FebruaryRound-2
21 FebruaryRound-3
22 FebruaryQuarterfinals
23 FebruarySemifinals
24 FebruaryFinal

ATP

DATE:EVENT:
24 FebruaryQualifying
25 FebruaryQualifying
26 FebruaryRound-1
27 FebruaryRound-2
28 FebruaryRound-3
29 FebruaryQuarterfinals
1 MarchSemifinals
2 MarchFinal

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Venue

The 2024 Dubai Tennis Championships are being held at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai. It is a professional tennis complex that has a capacity of 5,000 people. The owner of the arena is Dubai Duty Free, and it was opened back in 1996. Inside this complex is the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, where the men’s and women’s matches are held annually.

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Prize Money

The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has allocated equal prize money for both men’s and women’s winners. As of 2024, the total prize fund stands at $3.2 million.

EventWinnerRunner Up
Men’s Singles$550,140$296,000
Women’s Singles$523,485$308,320
Men’s Doubles$180,700$96,370
Women’s Doubles$154,160$86,710

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Defending Champions

Men’s Singles: Daniil Medvedev

Women’s Singles: Barbora Krejcikova

Men’s Doubles: Maxime Cressy/Fabrice Martin

Women’s Doubles: Veronica Kudermetova/Liudmila Samsonova

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Top Ranked Players

WTA

Iga Swiatek (World No.1) - 1st Seed

Coco Gauff (World No.3) - 2nd Seed

Elena Rybakina (World No.5) - 3rd Seed

Ons Jabeur (World No.6) - 4th Seed

Zheng Qinwen (World No.7) - 5th Seed

Marketa Vondrousova (World No.8) - 6th Seed

Maria Sakkari (World No.9) - 7th Seed

Karolina Muchova (World No.10) - 8th Seed


ATP

Daniil Medvedev (World No.3) - 1st Seed

Andrey Rublev (World No.5) - 2nd Seed

Hubert Hurkacz (World No.8) - 3rd Seed

Adrian Mannarino (World No.17) - 4th Seed

Dunai Tennis Championships
Image Credits: Getty Images

Dubai Tennis Championships 2024 Most Successful Players

In men’s singles, Roger Federer holds the record for being the most successful player at the tournament. He won the competition on eight different occasions (2003-05, 2007, 2012, 2014-15, 2019). In women’s singles, Justine Henin has won the event four times (2003-04, 2006-07).

Where to Watch the 2024 Dubai Tennis Championships?

The 2024 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships can be streamed live on the ATP World Tour and WTA TV sites respectively, with subsequent subscriptions. Coming to the live television broadcast, there is no confirmed information available yet. However, the listed television channels of prominence for tennis tournaments during the course of the season are as follows:

  • Australia: beIN Sports

  • Canada: DAZN

  • UK & Germany: Sky Sports

  • India: Sony Sports Network

  • South America: ESPN

  • Turkey: beIN Digiturk

  • USA: Tennis Channel

FAQs

A. The first ever men’s Dubai Tennis Championships was held in 1993. Meanwhile, the women’s Dubai Open debuted in 2001.

A. The Dubai Duty Free Championships is played at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium in the Aviation Tennis Centre.

A. Daniil Medvedev and Barbora Krejcikova are the singles defending champions at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, ahead of the 2024 edition of the tournament.

A. The Dubai Tennis Championships is played every year during the month of February.

Last Modified Mar 1, 2013 07:27 GMT
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