Having bid his farewell to the Indian tennis courts, Leander Paes will be saying his final goodbyes at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre to the Dubai Championships 2020. Continuing his great partnership with Australian Matthew Ebden, the 18-time Grand Slam champion will make a final appearance in Dubai for the ATP 500 tournament.
Paes and Ebden really conjured some magical tennis during their matches in India at the Maharashtra Open and the Bengaluru Challenger. In fact, such was the magic of the duo that the Indo-Australian pair went on to finish as the finalists at the Bengaluru ATP Challenger event. However, Dubai will definitely not be an easy hunting ground and Paes and Ebden will have to give it their all if they hope to make it beyond the Round of 16 and into the quarter-finals.
The clear favourite going into the match is obviously the Croatian-Slovakian pair of Dodig and Polasek, who also had a magnificent run at the Australian Open 2020, finishing as the semi-finalists of the tournament. It will be no doubt difficult to defeat the second-seeded pair but with Paes, one can never know what the veteran has up his sleeve. It remains to be seen if Leander and Ebden conjure magic yet again or it is Dodig and Polasek who have the last laugh.
Here's all you need to know about the ATP
Tournament: Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2020
Category: ATP 500
City: Dubai, UAE
Venue: Aviation Club Tennis Centre
Prize money: $2,950,420
Tournament schedule: February 24-March 1, 2020
Time:  Ivan Dodig / Filip Polasek vs Leander Paes / Matthew Ebden on Court 2 at approx. 6:10 PM IST on February 25, 2020
Where to watch the matches in India?
The ATP Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2020 matches will be telecast live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD from Monday, February 24, 2020.
Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships live stream details:
Live Stream will be available on Sony Liv.Published 25 Feb 2020, 00:45 IST