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Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Dates: FEBRUARY 27 - MARCH 04 2017
Venue: Dubai, UAE.

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Draws

As I write this, the draw is yet to come out. But the link above is the one for it when it comes.

Seeds:

1. Andy Murray
2. Stan Wawrinka
3. Roger Federer
4. Gael Monfils
5. Tomas Berdych
6. Lucas Pouille
7. Gilles Muller
8. Viktor Troicki

Murray is trying to make a comeback. For Roger, the first of the many tournaments where he will not have to defend any points. So, this is a tourney where he could really use his momentum to work on his ranking points. Also, it can help him keep himself at the top of YTD rankings.

This tournament gives us good matches every year. So, hopefully, we get some this year. Who's excited?

(This post was last modified: 25-Feb-2017 04:17 AM by shivashish.)
25-Feb-2017 04:12 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Draws are out.

Murray v Federer is potential SF. Berdych/Monfils v Waw SF on the other half.

http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/cu.../495/draws
25-Feb-2017 05:17 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Federer's path:

Round 1: Benoit Paire
Round 2: Youzhny/Qualifier
QF: Lucas Pouille
SF: Murray
F: Wawrinka/Berdych.

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Federer doesn't have an easy path certainly facing Murray in the semis. But, it hardly matters now since he is in good rhythm. Back to back draining matches could be hard though.

25-Feb-2017 05:55 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Mr Vavrinec vs nuts Paire could be funny
25-Feb-2017 08:09 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(25-Feb-2017 08:09 AM)isabelle Wrote:  Mr Vavrinec vs nuts Paire could be funny

What's interesting about that? Roger will run over that guy unless he somehow is out of rhythm.

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Schedule of play is out.

NOT BEFORE 7:00 PM
1ST RD
Roger Federer
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Benoit Paire

Rest: http://www.atpworldtour.com/en/scores/cu...y-schedule
26-Feb-2017 11:28 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Pretournament interview by Federer to local press.

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26-Feb-2017 05:47 PM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Just a quick reminder that Dubai (and also Acapulco) have their finals on Saturday. So, if you are not careful you may fail to watch the finals live.

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26-Feb-2017 06:07 PM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
I hope Muzz plays much better in Dubai than in the AO where he was completely off Cover No No
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(25-Feb-2017 05:54 AM)shivashish Wrote:  Federer's path:

Round 1: Benoit Paire
Round 2: Youzhny/Qualifier
QF: Lucas Pouille
SF: Murray
F: Wawrinka/Tsonga/Berdych.

There is no Tsonga here in the first place. Puzzled

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(26-Feb-2017 08:43 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(25-Feb-2017 05:54 AM)shivashish Wrote:  Federer's path:

Round 1: Benoit Paire
Round 2: Youzhny/Qualifier
QF: Lucas Pouille
SF: Murray
F: Wawrinka/Tsonga/Berdych.

There is no Tsonga here in the first place. Puzzled

Did he pull out or I made a mistake? I am so sorry.

26-Feb-2017 11:08 PM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(26-Feb-2017 11:08 PM)shivashish Wrote:  
(26-Feb-2017 08:43 PM)GameSetAndMath Wrote:  
(25-Feb-2017 05:54 AM)shivashish Wrote:  Federer's path:

Round 1: Benoit Paire
Round 2: Youzhny/Qualifier
QF: Lucas Pouille
SF: Murray
F: Wawrinka/Tsonga/Berdych.

There is no Tsonga here in the first place. Puzzled

Did he pull out or I made a mistake? I am so sorry.

I have fixed it. People, please see Federer's path again. There's no Tsonga.

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Khachanov is gone. It will still take some time for him to be able to beat top 20 players.

27-Feb-2017 08:44 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
wow this Paire guy is quite the idiot. What an attitude.. Slams the racket all around the place, clearly very angry and tilty. At one time he slams the racket so hard into a commercial sign that it rebounds across the court. And he was luckily warned for unsportsmanlike conduct.

On another matter, Fed won 2-0 in sets. 6-1,6-3.
27-Feb-2017 11:06 AM
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
Federer looked good enough for a first round match. He will build on this form.

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(26-Feb-2017 07:29 PM)Carol35 Wrote:  I hope Muzz plays much better in Dubai than in the AO where he was completely off Cover No No

Andy was said to have had shingles @ the AO,if that was why no wonder he never did great.Word is now he's back & ready to fight @ his best.

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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
I haven't seen the match but I've read that Paire has played bad, really bad smashing his racket several times. Where is that Paire who gave a hard time to Muzz in MC? I also I've read that he has some injury
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
It is par (or paire) for the course with Paire. He's a talented player that should have been a fixture in the top 20, but he's just too inconsistent. But I think he had the talent to be an Almagro/Simon type.
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RE: Dubai Duty Free Championship ATP 500
(27-Feb-2017 03:41 PM)sid Wrote:  
(26-Feb-2017 07:29 PM)Carol35 Wrote:  I hope Muzz plays much better in Dubai than in the AO where he was completely off Cover No No

Andy was said to have had shingles @ the AO,if that was why no wonder he never did great.Word is now he's back & ready to fight @ his best.

No, he wasn't. Stop trying to make excuses.

"I was a bit sick for 10 days, a couple of weeks, after I got back from Australia," said Murray, who will play Malek Jaziri of Tunisia in the first round in Dubai. "I feel fresh and ready to go here.

Murray said he's not sure if the illness had already started developing while he was playing in the Australian Open.

The British top-ranked player was upset in a four-set, fourth-round encounter with Mischa Zverev at the first major of the year.

"I didn't play particularly well at the Australian Open," Murray said. "I started to play a bit better as it went on, but not as well as I would've liked."

No one said he had shingles at the AO, not even Murray himself. He lost to a guy playing great. That's it.
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