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World number two Novak Djokovic and sixth-ranked Roger Federer will head a stellar field of competitors in the 2014 Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. In the women’s side, defending champion Petra Kvitova and 2012 champion Agnieszka Radwanska have committed to be part of the event.
This two-week long tournament runs from February 17 to March 1. The first week will be the WTA event that promises a total financial commitment of $2 million. The ATP 500 men’s event also boasts a $2 million prize money total that takes place on the second week.
“We are delighted to be welcoming the world’s best players back to Dubai. We are looking forward to some thrilling matches. With so many great players here, the fans will be able to see world class tennis on every day of the tournament,” said Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice-Chairman Colm McLoughlin said.
“With five of the top ten men, six of the top ten women and five former world number ones, Dubai tennis fans are set for another sporting treat,” he added.
Other tennis stars expected to participate include other top ten players – Tomas Berdych, Juan Martin Del Potro and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. In the women’s side, Romania’s Simona Halep and American Sloane Stephens will join other WTA stars such as Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Caroline Wozniacki.