Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 Results, Prize Money, Players, Schedule, Tickets

The Middle East has distinguished itself to represent the pinnacle of luxury in the world. This fact holds most true in Dubai, often called the hub of the world. Dubai Tennis Championships is the highest-ranked ATP event in the Middle East also finds its home in the country. With players like the newly ascended no. 1 Novak Djokovic, and other top ATP Ranking Players set to play in Dubai Tennis Championships 2023, the tournament is one of the major events on the ATP Tour. Keep on reading to learn more about this competition.

Dubai Tennis Championships 2023
Dubai Tennis Championships 2023

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Tournament

The Dubai Tennis Championships, also known as the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to sponsorship reasons, is an annual outdoor hard-court tournament held in the luxurious city of Dubai. As an ATP-sanctioned event, the competition is part of the ATP 500 series of events. It is also part of the WTA Tour and each year it alternates between being a WTA 500 and WTA 1000 event. This year marks the 31st edition of the event and the WTA 1000 event will be held alongside the ATP 500 competition. The venue is set at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre. The Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is one of only 2 ATP events based in the Middle East. The title sponsor for the event, Duty-Free, is a retail outlet located in airports that sells goods exempt from local taxes and duties.

LocationDubai, UAE
VenueAviation Club Tennis Centre
Tour categoryATP 500
Prize Money$2,855,495
Draw32 S, 16 D

Dubai Tennis Championship 2023 Results

In singles, Daniil Medvedev 🇷🇺 wins the final between Russians at the Dubai Open by beating his Homestar fellow Andrey Rublev 6-2 6-2. This became18 titles for Daniil Medvedev’s career. After back to back 3 titles (ATP Rotterdam, ATP Qatar Open, and Dubai Tennis Championship) he is the third tennis player in the last three years to add a three-time consecutive championship (Ruud in 2021 and Auger in 2022).

Daniil Medvedev
Daniil Medvedev

In doubles championship, American star Maxime Cressy and French star Fabrice Martin clinched the ATP 500 DDF Tennis doubles title after defeating Finland star Harri Heliovaara & British Llyod Glasspool 7-6 6-4 in what is their debut tournament as a couple.

Harri Heliovaara & Llyod Glasspool
Harri Heliovaara & Llyod Glasspool

Dubai Tennis Championships History and Previous Winners


The Dubai Tennis Championships recently celebrated its 30th year anniversary on the ATP Tour. Its inaugural edition was first held in 1993 at the Aviation Club. Back then, the Club didn’t have a proper tennis court so a temporary setup was used. The tournament began as an ATP 250 event and it wasn’t until 2001 that the event was upgraded to become an ATP 500 series tournament. Since the beginning, the Dubai Tennis Championship has been held under the patronage of the ruler of Dubai, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Though the Dubai Tennis Championships have found a permanent home at the Aviation Club Tennis Centre and been instrumental in improving the local infrastructure, a Dubai tennis event was held prior as well. Before the 1990s, a Dubai tennis event was held in the British Embassy before it was succeeded by the Tennis Championships.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Winners

The Championships are a prestigious event and soo many of the world’s best throughout its history have played and won at the competition. Players like the Big Three, Thomas Muster, Jual Carlos Ferrero, Andy Murray, and Andy Roddick all have 2 things in common. All were former world no. 1s and Dubai Tennis Championship titlists. Among the champions, Roger Federer is easily the most recognizable. The Big Three member won a record 8 titles, including a joint-record of 3 consecutive titles with Novak Djokovic who also has the 2nd highest number of titles at the event with 5.

YearSingles ChampionDoubles Champions
2023Daniil MedvedevHarri Heliovaara / Llyod Glasspool
  2022  Andrey RublevMichael Venus / Tim Putz
  2021  Aslan KaratsevJuan Sebastian Cabal / Robert Farah
  2020  Novak DjokovicJohn Peers / Michael Venus
  2019  Roger FedererRajeev Ram / Joe Salisbury
  2018  Roberto Bautista AgutJeal-Julien Rojer / Horia Tecau

Dubai Tennis Championships Prize Money and Points

A total financial commitment of $3,020,535 was made for the event of which, $2,855,495 has been reserved as prize money. This value is a slight improvement compared to last year’s edition as in 2022, the total prize money was set at $2,749,840. The prize distribution is as follows:

StageSingles Prize MoneyDoubles Prize MoneyATP Points
2nd Round$41,765——45
1st Round$22,270$12,2500

Keep in mind the prize fund and prize money distribution may be subject to change.

Dubai Tennis Championships Draws

The event will have 32 singles and 16 doubles draws that will be released as the tournament progresses.

Dubai Duty Free Tennis 2023 Dates

The main draw for the Dubai Tennis Championships will be held across 6 days from 27 February- 4 March with a qualifying round set for 2 days prior; on the 25th and 26th of February.

Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 Schedule

The schedule for the DDF tennis championships is as follows:

 DateSingles MatchesDoubles Matches
27th FebruaryRound 1Round 1
28th FebruaryRound 1Round 1
1st MarchRound 2Round 1
2nd MarchQuarter FinalQuarter Final
3rd MarchSemi FinalSemi Final
4th MarchFinaleFinale

Keep in mind this schedule may be subject to change.

Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 Players List

The Dubai Tennis Championships have always brought together the best and highest-ranking players from around the world. This edition features 4 Top 10 players and numerous other top 30 players. As top seed, we have the newly ascended world no. 1 Novak Djokovic leading the singles competition. The Serbian trailblazer is a veteran at Dubai with 5 previous titles.

Following him, we have Andrey Rublev, the reigning champion who will have a go at possibly winning a consecutive title. Youngsters like Felix-Auger Aliassime, Hubert Hurcrkacz, and Karen Khaxhanov will also be present. Even Andy Murray, a former titlist and former no.1, has received a wildcard to play at the event. Other notable players former no. 2 Alexander Zverev, former no. 1 Daniil Medvedev, Borna Coric, and Roberto Bautista Agut are main draw entrants. The full player list is given below:

Dubai Duty Free Tennis 2023 Singles Top Seeds

1Novak Djokovic1
2Andrey Rublev5
3Felix Auger-Aliassime8
4Hubert Hurkacz10
5Daniil Medvedev11
6Karen Khachanov13
7Pablo Carreno Busta16
8Alexander Zverev17

Remaining Players

Borna Coric21
Roberto Bautista Agut24
Daniel Evans29
Alejandro Davidovich Fokina31
Botic Van de Zandschulp35
Jack Draper (withdrew)38
Maxime Cressy40
Marc-Andrea Husler47
Benjamin Bonzi48
Alexander Bublik50
Emil Ruusuvori52
Jiri Lehecka53
Constant Listienne54
Lorenzo Sonego60
Filip Krajinović67
Andy Murray (WC) – Withdraw70
Lloyd Harris (SR)157

Dubai Tennis Singles Wild Card Entries

  • Andy Murray (withdraw)
  •  Malek Jaziri
  •  Thanasi Kokkinakis
  •  Alexei Popyrin
  •  Matteo Arnaldi (lucky loser)
  •  Quentin Halys (lucky loser)

Dubai Tennis 2023 Doubles Main Draw Entry

1Nikola Mektić / Mate Pavić15
2Ivan Dodig / Austin Krajicek19
3Lloyd Glasspool / Harri Heliövaara23
4Hugo Nys / Jan Zieliński36

The following pairs received wildcards into the doubles main draw:

  •  Kareem Al Allaf /  Abdulrahman Al Janahi
  •  Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi /  Ramkumar Ramanathan

Dubai Tennis Championships 2023 Tickets

Tickets for the Dubai Tennis Championships can be purchased online from Platinumlist. Standard tickets apply per day and there are no day/night sessions throughout the event. Tickets are available in 3 categories: Grandstand, Prime B, and Prime A. Grandstand tickets are available as daily and full-tournament passes, Prime B tickets are available only as full-tournament passes, and lastly, Prime A tickets are only available as daily tickets. Grandstand and Prime B tickets can be purchased from Platinumlist while Prime A tickets can only be booked through email. The starting price for the tickets is $15.44. To learn more about the tickets and categories, click the link below.