2018 Dubai Tennis Championships is also known as the 2018 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to sponsorship reasons. The event is one of the most important tournaments of this month as it’s an ATP 500 event for the men’s section and a WTA Premier Premier event on the 2018 WTA Tour. The women’s tournament will take place from February 19-25, while the men’s event will take place from February 26. The WTA event have already kicked off two days ago, which means that we will try to focus on an early preview of the Men’s tournament. Feel free to check our best daily tennis tips and previews.

2018 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships Schedule

Day Date Timings ATP Rounds
Sat 24 Feb 11 AM Qualifying Men's
Sun 25 Feb 12 noon Qualifying Men's
Mon 26 Feb 2 pm & 7 pm First Round
Tue 27 Feb 2 pm & 7 pm First Round
Wed 28 Feb 2 pm & 7 pm Second Round
Thu 1 Mar 3 pm & 7 pm Quarterfinals
Fri 2 Mar 2:30 pm & 7 pm Semifinals
Sat 3 Mar 5 pm & 7 pm Finals


2018 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships main draw entrants

Grigor Dimitrov

Lucas Pouille

Roberto Bautista-Agut

Damir Dzumhur

Richard Gasquet

Philipp Kohlschreiber

Filip Krajinovic

Yuichi Sugita

ATP Dubai Tennis Championships Previous winners

2013 - Novak Djokovic

2014 - Roger Federer

2015 - Roger Federer

2016 - Stan Wawrinka

2017 - Andy Murray

Roger Federer holds the record for most titles here as the current World No. 1 has won seven titles so far and he has also reached the finals on nine occasions. Federer beat Grigor Dimitrov in an easy manner 6-2, 6-2 in the final of the Rotterdam tournament recently to become the oldest World No 1. Roger is being persuaded to play here in Dubai, while the former World No 1 Rafael Nadal is due to play in Acapulco at the same time as the Dubai tournament.

2018 ATP Dubai Tennis Championships Betting tips and predictions

If Roger Federer decides to compete here, then we definitely back him to secure another title here. Roger Federer became the World No 1 a week ago after securing the Rotterdam title. Federer has been in fantastic shape over the past year and he is the most successful player here in Dubai.

Prediction: Roger Federer to win

Grigor Dimitrov has also enjoyed a strong run of form over the past few months. Dimitrov ended the 2017 season in fashion, winning his first Master title, 2 first ATP Finals crown, 5 Tour finals and 4 Tour titles. His Brisbane campaign seen him being eliminated in the Semi-finals and then he lost at the hands of Kyle Edmund in the quarter-finals of the Australian Open. This month, Dimitrov reached the final of the Rotterdam Open where he lost 6-2,6-2 against in-form Roger Federer.

Prediction: Grigor Dimitrov to reach the Final

Finally, our third favourite is Roberto Bautista Agut despite the fact that the Spaniard hasn’t been at his best of late. Agut have won just two 250 titles in 2017, but he kicked off 2018 in a decent manner. He beat Juan Martin del Potro in the Auckland final, to win the second title and ending a three-match losing streak against the Argentine player.

Prediction: Roberto Bautista-Agut to reach the Semi-finals

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