Dubai tennis diary: Party time for Djokovic, Federer

February 26

The world’s best tennis players took some time out for fun and relaxation during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships at the ATP Players’ Party.

Players mingled with dignitaries and guests and enjoyed the entertainment, which included a performance by Josh Berry. Josh impersonates tennis players and took to the stage with commentator David Mercer and Novak Djokovic, much to the amusement of Novak and the guests. The players also signed a painting by graffiti artist Steffi Bow.

Roger Federer (C)

Tomas Berdych (C)

Tennis player Andreas Seppi took a spin in an Audi RS7 SB 4.0 TFSI quattro yesterday, after defeating Florian Mayer in his first round match in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships 

Tournament number 3 seed and 2013 Dubai finalist Tomas Berdych enjoyed the deluxe fitness facilities of the Jumeirah Creekside Hotel.

After winning an ATP tournament title in Rotterdam last week, Berdych is in great form and is a contender for the title this year. Berdych describes the Dubai tournament as one of his favourites on the world tour, with great hospitality and excellent onsite facilities.

 

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships ATP tournament saw over 700 children from local schools participate in this year’s ATP Kids’ Day. 

 

 

Tournament mascots Ace and Annette with top double players Daniel Nestor (left) and Nenad Zimonjic.

Held at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, participating students were treated to entertainment, a tennis clinic for all ages and skill levels, and a special visit from top ATP players.
 
Five time Dubai champion Roger Federer took some time out from his busy schedule yesterday to visit one of his favourite destinations in Dubai, the iconic Burj Al Arab hotel.

Del Potro was invited by Emirates to experience the ultimate in luxury with their private Airbus A319 aircraft, Emirates Executive.

Roger was interviewed by well-known tennis commentator Annabel Croft and reflected on his experiences in Dubai over the years and his impressions of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.

Tournament number 2 seed and ATP world ranked number 4 Juan Martin del Potro took a trip to the airport yesterday ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships this week.

 

Del Potro was offered traditional Arabic hospitality from two of Emirates Executive’s cabin crew with dates and Arabic coffee.

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