Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships, UAE, ATP 500

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  1. Billie

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    DATE: 22 Feb 2016 - 27 Feb 2016
    SURFACE: HARD
    PRIZE MONEY: $2,249,215
    FIELD SIZE: 32
    DEFENDING CHAMPION: Roger Federer

    Seeds:

    1 Novak Djokovic
    2 Stan Wawrinka
    3 Tomas Berdych
    4 Roberto Bautista Agut
    5 Viktor Troicki
    6 Feliciano Lopez
    7 Martin Klizan
    8 Philipp Kohlschreiber

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    Verghese_20120303__VER7578 by Charles Verghese, on Flickr

    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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    The Draw:

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    The draw is easy for No1e. Kyrgios, Berdych and Wawrinka are all in the same half.
     
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    Tie of the first round must be Nick Kyrgios v Martin Klizan... both in good form.
     
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    Who's going to topple Nole here? Stan?
     
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    Almost half way through his 34th year, Feliciano Lopez has a small chance if they reach each other.
    He must blitz Nole with backhand slices, a solid first serve and a strong forehand and win in 2 sets. Nole won't tire.
    I give Feli about a 10% chance to win, and a 40% chance to take a set on this surface if it is still medium-fast.

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    Lol @britbox for the little map of the Middle East. Cousy surroundings for Nole and friends.
     
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    Chung beats Seppi. Good win, faces Batista or bollelli next.
     
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    Lol, you have @Billie to thank for that.
     
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    Coric navigates his first rounder... looked like he was going to choke it up at one stage..



    I've got a few doubts about Coric and Chung developing into elite players- largely because I believe Kyrgios and Zverev have higher ceilings... quite a bit higher from what I've seen.
     
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    borna wins..didn't see it, but good news anyway,
     
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    Not Tommy R for sure !!
     
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    Very good results by two qualifiers:
    Thomas Fabbiano (ITA) def. Leonardo Mayer 6-3, 6-4
    Franko Skugor (CRO) def. Gabashvilli 6-2, 6-3.
     
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    Klizan up a break 3-0. I have to wonder if Kyrgios doesn't mail this in, and head out to enjoy the Dubai nightlife. I would like to be wrong.
     
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    old bad Klizan is back in 3rd set ... fighter from Rotterdam did not come to Dubai ...
     
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    You might be right but I hope you're wrong. I'd like to see Chung do well, and can't warm up to zverev and Kyrgios.
     
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    Chung just got *walloped* by Bautista Agut 6-0 6-1
     
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    Bagman beat Pospisil
     
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