Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Gael Monfils, and Fabio Fognini lead the new draw in Dubai whose defending champion is Roger Federer. Unfortunately, the Swiss legend will not be part of this edition as he has to undergo a knee operation and he is projected to be back to competitions only for the grass season.
The projected quarters are as follows:
Djokovic – Khachanov
Monfils – Paire
Rublev – Fognini
Bautista Agut – Tsitsipas
Novak Djokovic’s ranking and performance in 2020
Now the world no.1, Novak played his last match on the 2nd of February when he overcame Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Australian Open to win his 79th career title.
This season Novak has a 13-0 win-loss record. Novak conquered 2 titles in 2020 in ATP Cup and at the Australian Open.
Tsitsipas in Marseille, ranking, and results in 2020
Stefanos won 4 titles in his career: 1 on clay courts and 3 on indoor courts. (See the list of his titles)
Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas played each other 4 times. The head to head is 2-2.
The last time that they locked horns, Novak Djokovic won 6-1 6-2 in the quarter in Paris (BNP Paribas Masters) in November 2019.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.
Gael Monfils’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.9, Gael played his last match on the 16th of February when he defeated Felix Auger-Aliassime 6-2 6-4 in the final in Rotterdam to win his 10th career title.
Currently, this season Monfils has a 13-2 win-loss record. Gael has won 2 titles in 2020 in Montpellier and in Rotterdam.
Fabio Fognini’s ranking and performance in 2020
Currently ranked no.11, Fognini played his last match on the 11th of February when he lost to Karen Khachanov 6-3 6-3 in the 1st round in Rotterdam.
Gael Monfils and Fabio Fognini played each other 8 times. The head to head is 4-4.
The last time that they competed against each other, Fabio Fognini won 6-3 6-1 in the 1st round in Rome (Internazionali BNL d’Italia) in May 2018.
Novak Djokovic, Stefanos Tsitsipas
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