Novak Djokovic Joined By Brother Marko In Dubai Singles Draw
The draw for the 2012 Dubai Duty Free Championships was made earlier today and one of the big revelations is that there are TWO Djokovic’s in the singles field.
Top seed Novak Djokovic begins his bid for a fourth straight Dubai crown against German Cedrik-Marcel Stebe.
Novak’s younger brother, Marko, received one of the three a coveted wildcards into the singles draw – no doubt because his bro Novak – and the he’ll play a qualifier. Ranked No. 867 this week, the 20-year-old Marko has an 0-2 career record on the ATP circuit.
The brothers are on opposite sides of the draw so the only chance they could play each other would be in the final.
Djokovic is seeded to meet countryman Janko Tipsarevic in the quarterfinals, Andy Murray in the semifinals.
Novak beat David Ferrer in the 2009 final, Mikhail Youzhny in 2010 and Roger Federer last year.
Federer, Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Juan Martin Del Potro and a total of eight of the Top 10 men are in the field, missing only Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Ferrer.
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