His Highness Sheikh Hasher bin Maktoum Al Maktoum, President of the Emirates Tennis Federation, the Russian Aslan Karatsev, number 42 in the world, won the 29th edition of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Professional Championship, which concluded yesterday at the Dubai Duty Free Stadium, with a total prize pool of $ 1.9 million.
Karatsev won the final match against South African world 81 Lloyd Harris with a score of 6-3 and 6-2 in one hour and 15 minutes, which is the first match that brings together players in the World Tennis Championships, and Karatsev became the first Russian player to win the title, and the second Russian in the history of the tournament to climb The podium by participating with an invitation card after the Austrian Thomas Moster in 1997.
Karatsev is the 18th champion in the history of the tournament, while Roger Federer holds the record with 8 titles, followed by Djokovic with 5 titles.
The Russian star will receive a cash prize of $ 149,000 and 500 points in the world ranking, to ensure that he enters the list of the top 30 ranked in the world, noting that he had never entered the 100 club before this season, while South African Lloyd Harris won the second place award of 110,000. Dollars, next to 300 points.
The coronation ceremony was attended by Colm McLaughlin, Executive Vice Chairman, CEO of Dubai Duty Free, Ramesh Kidambi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Duty Free, Salah Tahlak, Director of the Tournament, Shanid Al Sebaei, Vice President for Marketing, and Nasser Al Marzouki, Secretary General of the Tennis Federation and representative of the League ATP and Ali Nelly, Senior Director of the ATP Judging Committee.
Russian Karatsev was able to crown his successful career in Dubai towards his first professional title, by defeating a number of the rankers and starting his career by defeating Belarusian Igor Gerasimov (ranked 77th in the world), and immediately achieved a difficult second round over British Daniel Evans, ranked 28 in the world, and defeated in the role of 16th over Italian Lorenzo Sonigo, ranked 37 in the world, while Italian Janic Sener, number 32 in the quarter-finals, overtook Russian Rublev, ranked eighth in the world and second in the championship in the Golden Square.
Karatsev confirmed that he feels proud of achieving his first title in history from the Dubai Tennis Gate, especially that it is also the first title of Russian tennis in the prestigious tournament.
The doubles surname
On the other hand, the Colombian duo, consisting of Robert Farah and Juan Sebastian Cabal, ranked first and second in the world, won the doubles title by winning in the final over the Croatian duo consisting of Nikola Mktic and Matti Pavic, ranked third and fourth in the world, in two groups without response by 7-6 and 7-6.
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