2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships to Kick Off the New Year
The 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships are set to jumpstart the new season, in the first few days of 2021. With the world still facing uncertainties in the face of the pandemic, the tournament promises to make up for the lack of action on the court in the past year. We’ll be breaking down all you need to know about the tournament, including full tournament information, schedule, prize-money and more.
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships are the first big ATP and WTA-sanctioned tournament of the year, one of the tournament’s crown jewels in its year-long calendar. Held since 1993, the event hosted on the first week of the year will be held this year from January 1st to January 7th. The tournament brings together the best players from the ATP and WTA, from the top 100 of the ATP and the top 50 of the WTA.
Venue: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will be the venue for the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. This well-known venue is located within the Dubai Sports City in Dubai, UAE, and houses a seating capacity of 5,000 people. It has hosted many famous tennis events over the years, including the prestigious Dubai Duty Free Women’s Open and the UAE Tennis Championships. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium is home to 14 courts and was specially designed for a superior tennis experience. The stadium also boasts a world-class seating system that allows for maximum comfort for spectators.
The outer court will feature new modern seating areas, with various ticket packages available for fans, such as Club Packages and Private Boxes. Additionally, the venue will include branding services and sponsorship options to cater to corporate partners.
Overall, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium will make for an exceptional setting for the 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships and other high-profile events.
The History of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships have a long and distinguished history. Since its inaugural event in 1993, the tournament has seen many of the top players in the world come and compete in the longest-running event on the ATP World Tour. As the first event of the year, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has developed a dedicated fan following who come to watch some of the world’s best professional players.
Previous champions of the tournament include Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. Djokovic has won the tournament a record seven times, while Federer has won on five occasions and Murray, three times. Rafael Nalbandian and Tommy Robredo are the only players to have won the tournament twice.
In addition to singles and doubles events for both men and women, the tournament has also held junior and senior events, charity events and exhibitions. Further reinforcing its commitment to tennis in the region, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships established the Middle East Tennis Academy to provide coaching to young tennis players and create opportunities to play.
2020 Cancellation and Safety Guidelines
The organizing committee of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships have had to make a tough decision to cancel the first installment of the tournament as a result of COVID-19 restrictions and safety guidelines across the world. The 2020 edition set to begin on New Years Day 2021 was met with great anticipation, and though it was a tough market to navigate due to health restrictions, the organizing committee had already started making preparations for the event and setting up the infrastructure.
In light of the global pandemic and the health risks it entailed, the committee made the responsible choice to cancel the edition and focus on the 2021 version. The health and safety of all involved were top priority for the committee and the utmost precaution was taken in order to adhere to the latest COVID-19 protocols issued in the UAE.
Tournament officials remain optimistic as preparations are well underway for the 2021 event and expect that the strict health protocols put in place by the tournament will allow for a safe and successful event. It is expected that the 2021 tournament will once again bring in a world-class mix of talent and entertainment while adhering to the strictest of safety guidelines.
2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships: Tournament Overview
The 2022 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will be the second edition of this annual tennis tournament held in the city of Dubai. The tournament will be held from January 10th to January 16th and will feature some of the world’s best players competing for a prize money pool of USD$3.3 million.
So far, the confirmed participants of the 2022 tournament include Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Simona Halep and Naomi Osaka. This will be an event to keep an eye on as these top players will be passionately competing with each other in order to win the championship title.
The tournament is also set to feature a plethora of entertainment activities for all kinds of sports lovers, including a unique virtual fan experience. Additionally, this event will be broadcasted all over the world, allowing you to enjoy top-notch tennis from the comfort of your home.