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Novak returns to motion in Dubai, faces Musetti in Spherical 1 – Novak Djokovic


5-time former champion and world no.1 Novak Djokovic returns to motion subsequent week in Dubai the place he received the ATP 500 occasion in 2009-11, 2013 and 2020.

The event that celebrates its thirtieth anniversary takes place on the Aviation Membership Tennis Centre (February 21-26).

Novak will open his Dubai Responsibility Free Tennis Championships marketing campaign in opposition to world no.57, Italian Lorenzo Musetti (WC, 1-0 H2H), in his first match of the 2022 season.

The highest-seeded Serbian star may meet both Karen Khachanov (RUS) or Alex de Minaur (AUS) within the second spherical.

His potential opponents within the later levels of the event are:

Quarter-finals: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 8), Marin Cilic (CRO)
Semi-finals: Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 3), Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 6)
Finals: Andrey Rublev (RUS, 2), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 4), Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 5), Aslan Karatsev (RUS, 7)

Novak is making his twelfth look (41-6 document), aiming for his sixth crown.

He didn’t participate within the event in 2021.

Photograph: Profimedia



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