Djokovic and Swiatek to headline World Tennis League in Dubai

Serbia's Novak Djokovic will headline the men's draw for the World Tennis League in Dubai in December. AP Photo

World No 1s Novak Djokovic and Iga Swiatek will headline a brand new tennis event in Dubai in December.

The World Tennis League will function the very best males’s and ladies’s gamers taking part in two-set matches throughout each singles and combined doubles matches, with 10-point tie-breakers set to resolve the ultimate consequence if wanted.

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The event shall be held at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Enviornment from December 19-24.

Becoming a member of the boys’s area are Wimbledon finalist Nick Kyrgios and former world No 2 Alexander Zverev. From the ladies’s area, former world No 1 Simona Halep and Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina add to a world-class line-up of tennis expertise.

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A participant lottery shall be held on November 1, the place the 16-player line-up shall be cut up into 4 groups of 4 gamers every, and a Spherical Robin format for matches throughout the event. The highest two groups will then face off in a closing day of matches to find out the general winner of the World Tennis League in Dubai.

After the motion on courtroom, ticket holders for “The Best Present on Courtroom” can expertise concert events that includes high artists from across the globe, together with Dutch DJ superstars Tiësto and Armin Van Buuren.

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Serbia’s Djokovic, whose report of 21 Grand Slam singles titles locations him second to solely Rafael Nadal, heads the boys’s area with Poland’s Swiatek, successful of the 2022 French and US Opens, leads the ladies’s entries.

“This new occasion is thrilling, there’s little doubt about it,” stated Djokovic. “I completely love taking part in in Dubai, I’ve had loads of success there through the years and actually benefit from the followers. That is one thing completely different, and it’s going to be nice being part of it.”

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Three-time Grand slam champion Swiatek added: “I prefer it most when tennis connects individuals and when it is true leisure. When it is mixed with an awesome present and music, it is even higher, in order that’s the rationale why I am excited to affix this yr’s World Tennis League. I am comfortable that along with different high gamers we’ll introduce tennis as enjoyable to new audiences. I am unable to wait!”

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Rajesh Banga, chairman of World Tennis League, stated the World Tennis League will hail a “new period of tennis”.

“It brings a novel and fascinating new format to the sport of tennis, providing a spectacular mixture of sport and leisure collectively. We will’t wait to welcome followers from across the globe for this momentous occasion.”

For extra info on the World Tennis League, please go to: https://www.worldtennisleague.com/.

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