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Eight is my lucky number: Roger Federer, ahead of chasing his 100th title and eighth trophy in Dubai

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 February 2019: The two-week long tournament that commenced on 17 February will see the tennis heartthrob Roger Federer play his first-round match against Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber tonight 7 pm at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

With the proposed match, the seven-time champion at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships will also be chasing his 100th career singles title. And who doesn’t fancy the sight of Roger Federer smashing a fire blazing hit? During his stay in Dubai ahead of the match, Federer was found talking Tennis and Dubai with the Tournament Director, Salah Tahlak when they met up at the recently established record of the tallest lounge in the world – The Lounge in the Burj Khalifa.

“It would be very special to win (my 100th title) anywhere, but special also here in Dubai where I have enjoyed so much success. It would be my eighth title here. Eight is my favorite number, because I was born on 8 August 1981, so eight has always had a significant meaning for me,” remarked Federer.

The annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship is a ground of intense competition complemented with true sportsman spirit, between top tennis players on the court offering the spectators with an unmissable experience that is both enthralling and entertaining.

With 27 years in the ATP tournament and 19 years in the WTA tournament, the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships is recognised as a prime sporting event in the region and has received many awards of recognition by both The ATP and WTA. The championship is owned and organised by Dubai Duty Free and held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The ticket price range from AED55. Tickets are available online and from the Stadium Box Office in Garhoud from 9am-9pm daily. For further information about the tournament, visit www.dubaidutyfreetennischampionships.com.




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