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2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Betting Preview, Odds and Picks

Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Betting Preview Odds and Picks

2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships – ATP Tour action heats up in the United Arab Emirates with the 28th edition of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. The ATP Tour 500 event kicks off on Monday, February 24 at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre in Dubai. Thirty-two of the best male netters from around the world will compete in the men’s singles tournament where the winner gets 500 ATP points.

The USD2.8-million event will feature world number one Novak Djokovic, who will serve as the top seed and heavy favorite in the tennis showcase following the sudden pull-out of world No. 3 Roger Federer. On the other hand, Djokovic will face fierce competition ahead of him. This will include Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini taking part in the hardcourt spectacle. Online sports betting sites pick the Serbian 17-time Grand Slam champion as the top choice heading to the event following his eighth Australian Open title victory.

2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 

When: February 24-29, 2020, start times vary from day-to-day
Where: Aviation Tennis Centre, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
TV: Tennis TV
Stream: Tennis TV.com

2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Betting Information

Main Draw Entrants

Player World Rank Tournament Seed
Novak Djokovic 1 1
Stefanos Tsitsipas 6 2
Gael Monfils 9 3
Fabio Fognini 11 4
Roberto Bautista Agut 12 5
Andrey Rublev 14 6
Karen Khachanov 17 7
Benoit Paire 20 8

*Rankings as of February 17, 2020

Other Entrants

The following players received wildcards into the main singles draw:

  • Prajanesh Gunneswaran
  • Mohamed Safwat

Withdrawals

Before the tournament

  • Roger Federer – replaced by Yoshihito Nishioka
  • Jo-Wilfried Tsonga – replaced by Ricardas Berankis

Roger Federer

Last February 19, the Swiss tennis maestro underwent knee surgery. As a result, it automatically postponed his appearance here. Federer will miss out on the chance playing at the Indian Wells, Bogota and Miami tournaments and the French Open. The 38-year-old reached the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne, where he lost to eventual champion Novak Djokovic.

Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

A back injury forced this former world number five player to withdraw. The 34-year-old Frenchman sustained the ailment during his Australian Open. It all happened in the first-round match against Alexei Popyrin. Because of this, this had forced him to retire before the fourth set began. As a result, he has not won a match in his only two starts this year.

2020 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships Pick

In conclusion, Sports gambling sites expect Novak Djokovic to be on a league of his own in the Dubai event, running over his rivals en route to his second men’s singles title of the year. There might be resistance from Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gael Monfils. Certainly, the Serbian world number one will continue to dominate the field. Lastly, betting on him would be the best choice for the tournament.