Dubai Duty Free Championships, UAE, ATP 500

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  1. Moxie

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    DATE: Feb 27 to Mar 4th, 2017
    SURFACE: Hard
    PRIZE MONEY: $2,429,150
    FIELD SIZE: 32
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Stan Wawrinka

    Seeds:

    1 MURRAY, Andy
    2 WAWRINKA, Stan
    3 FEDERER, Roger
    4 MONFILS, Gael
    5 BERDYCH, Tomas
    6 BAUTISTA AGUT, Roberto
    7 POUILLE, Lucas
    8 MULLER, Gilles

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    The Tournament:

    Since its inaugural edition in 1993, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships has consistently showcased the world's best players in competition and also in spectacular locations around the global city. In 2005, two ATP World Tour champions, Andre Agassi and Roger Federer, scaled the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah for a friendly practice session atop the helipad at the iconic hotel. The tournament has frequently been named the ATP World Tour 500 Tournament of the Year in the ATP World Tour Awards presented by Mo√ęt & Chandon. In 2017, the tournament will be held 27 February - 4 March. Src: ATP

    The Players:

    Dubai is a tournament Andy Murray has yet to add to his resume of tournament wins and the World Number 1 will face stern opposition from revitalised Australian Open and 18 major winner Roger Federer. Federer has won the Dubai tournament on 7 previous occasions. Defending champion Stan Wawrinka returns to campaign for a second successive title.

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    About Dubai

    Dubai is a city in the United Arab Emirates known for luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture and a lively nightlife scene. Burj Khalifa, an 830m-tall tower, dominates the skyscraper-filled skyline.

    At its foot lies Dubai Fountain, with jets and lights choreographed to music. On man-made islands just offshore is Atlantis, the Palm, a resort with water and marine-animal parks.

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    Murray / Jaziri
    Troicki / Garcia Lopez
    Alawadhi / Medvedev
    Kholshreiber / Muller

    Federer / Paire
    Youzhny / Q
    Struff / Q
    Pavlasek / Pouille

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    Bautista Agut / Khachanov
    Mayer / Verdasco
    Evans / Brown
    Safwat / Monfils

    Berdych / Q
    Haase / Q
    Granollers / Vesely
    Dzumhur / Wawrinka
     
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    weather looks nice compared to Paris (wind and awful rain...) they're lucky to be there
     
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    Crisp match from Roger today. Paire is too much of a flake to really cause the top guys trouble but he's tough to get in a rhythm against.
     
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    Results from the Dubai Championships Men's Singles Round 1 matches on Monday

    4-Gael Monfils (France) beat Mohamed Safwat (Egypt) 6-4 6-3
    3-Roger Federer (Switzerland) beat Benoit Paire (France) 6-1 6-3
    6-Roberto Bautista (Spain) beat Karen Khachanov (Russia) 6-1 7-6(4)
    Guillermo Garcia-Lopez (Spain) beat Viktor Troicki (Serbia) 6-4 6-3
    Philipp Kohlschreiber (Germany) beat 8-Gilles Muller (Luxembourg) 6-4 7-6(1)
    Marcel Granollers (Spain) beat Jiri Vesely (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-2
     
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    the other Swiss lost in first round....
     
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    I saw some of the replay. Stan was up 3-0 in the first but Dzumhur really elevated his game and took the TB. He continued to play well in the 2nd, and then Bad Stan showed up. This is why people dislike Stan...he can get negative and check out.
     
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