Overview of the tournament, Dubai Duty Free 2019: history, rules, members, and favorites
One of the biggest tennis tournamentsheld in the Middle East, is Dubai Duty Free, the tournament with the quarter-century history, popular players, including from-for a high enough prize. Their size in 2018, the year was just under 2.5 million dollars.
The history of the tournament
Arab Emirates actively began to enter into the world of sport in the early 90-ies of the last century. For the first time the championship of the Dubai tennis was played in 1993-m to year, and initially it was a small tournament of regional significance, and because of the national characteristics it took place exclusively among men.
The growth of the prize pool and the arrival of strong players, ROS and the status of the tournament, which entered the composition competition of the ATP World Tour 500. Since 2001, the year to be in Dubai won the right women, but the games are held separately, first compete of the fair sex, and then there are games in the men's discharges.
Tournament games are held in late February – early March, and the exact schedule of the tournament in 2019, the year has not yet been formed. Only the main draw of the championship is 32 players, doubles 16 pairs. Thus, in the individual tournament participants before reaching the quarter-finals will be two preliminary rounds and one doubles round.
Games are in a standard format to two victories in sets. The main court, the hard, therefore, some advantage to players who prefer a quick cover.
The participants and the favorites
While talking about the participants of the upcoming tournament is not necessary, but it certainly is of interest from the world's leading tennis players. Suffice it to say that among men from 2003, the year Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic won in two of 11 tournaments, including seven wins on account of the Swiss athlete.
In women the past two years was won by Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, while it has such world tennis stars as Simona Halep, Venus Williams, Petra Kvitova. American meanwhile, three times became the winner of the tournament.
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