Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview
by Staff | February 25th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Roger Federer goes for an eighth career Dubai title this week as the No. 3 seed behind No. 2-seeded defending title winner and Swiss compatriot Stan Wawrinka, and world No. 1 Andy Murray:

Dubai, UAE; surface: hard

Seeds: Andy Murray, Stan Wawrinka, Roger Federer, Gael Monfils, Tomas Berdych, Roberto Bautista Agut, Lucas Pouille, Gilles Muller

Floaters: Daniil Medvedev, Philipp Kohlschreiber, Benoit Paire

Notes: Murray, Wawrinka and Federer make three of the more high-profile Top 10ers in the field…Not a lot of floating talent, but (8) Muller starts against the veteran Kohlschreiber, and (3) Federer starts against the dangerous Paire…(1) Andy Murray starts against Malek Jazari, and (2) Warinka against Damir Dzumhur…Wildcards were awarded to the UAE’s Omar Alawadhi, Bautista Agut and Egypt’s Mohamed Safwat…Marcos Baghdatis withdrew from the field…Wawrinka beat Baghdatis in last year’s final…Former champions in the field are Wawrinka (2016) and the seven-time champion Federer (2015-14,’12,’07,’05-03).

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17 Comments for Murray, Wawrinka, Federer Headline Dubai; ATP Preview

AndyMira Says:

Honestly,i don’t think stan will defend his title…it’s either Andy or Roger this year…i hope Andy..he needs this win to restore his confidence back after early AO loss…BUT,to do it against The great Roger Federer when Roger just secured his 18th and a 7 time champion here..IT’S A LOT!!But Andy is a world no 1…let’s see how he’s going to respond by that title and his early loss at AO..C’MON ANDY!!U CAN DO IT!!!

Angel Says:

If Andy Murray faces THE GOAT Mr Roger Federer then the scottish will sh*t his pants and gets demolished. Normal stuff

Amit Says:

I like Stan but not more than Fed/Andy!! I would love to see either of them getting it!!

Amit Says:

AndyMira: Lets hope Andy really gets his act together and goes for it… Love Fed and Andy both!!!

Margot Says:

Andy has had shingles. Yuk! Is horrible and takes ages to get over. No expectations now.

AndyMira Says:

@Amit…I’m okay if Fed win Dubai although my greatest wish is to see Andy will win it,heck i even picked him in my bracket![yeah,i know M,this is my heart talking and not my head!]…he needs this win to restore his confidence back but like M said,Andy just got a shingles,so..we’ll see what happen..

FedExpress Says:

The GOAT back to work. His BH is winning my heart atm.

same outfit as in AO.

FedExpress Says:

6-1 first set Fed

Amit Says:

Thank god tennis starts again!!

FedExpress Says:

Paire total disgraceful behaviour

FedExpress Says:


DC Says:

Feds been taking the ball earlier like never before.
I saw some stats during the match that said he’s taking the ball on the rise 62% of the time.
Many of his return and shots look like a hybrid of a half volley and a shot.
His sixth sense of tennis ensures continues to amaze fans all over the world.
Relish Federer while we can, cause there will not be one like him.

Okiegal Says:

@Margot…..I had not heard about Andy having shingles……this is terrible news……Stress is the culprit!! So sorry he’s having to go through this. Hopefully they will go away soon.

skeezer Says:

You have a little to those stats? That is an amazing change.

DC Says:

@Skeezer – they showed these stats on tv during the match. They said they can get these stats using hawk eye technology now

I did read another article that has some good info on Fed taking the ball on the rise.

AndyMira Says:

Wow!Stan is 1 set down and 4 games down in the 2nd set to Dzumhur!Is it upsets in the making?Tennis are going crazy nowadays!

AndyMira Says:

Oh!there goes stan and Youzhny..and ruined my bracket!Urgh!!

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