Spaniard Bautista lost to Italian Janic Sener at the end of the 16th round

"Dubai Tennis" bids farewell to its last crowned stars ... and opens the door to a new champion

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The Dubai Men's Professional Tennis Championship is on a date with a new champion, after the champion of the 2018 edition, Spaniard Robert Bautista Agut, yesterday, against Italian Janic Sener, ranked 32 in the world, in two groups for one group (6-4, 3-6, 7-5), In a match that lasted for two hours and 26 minutes, for the 16th round of the 29th edition, which is currently being held at the "Dubai Duty Free" stadiums in Al Garhoud in Dubai, and the unveiling will be revealed, the day after tomorrow, with a total of $ 1.9 million in prizes.

With Bautista farewell, the only one on the list of players participating in the 2021 edition, who had previously won the championship, "Dubai Tennis" is now on the date with announcing the identity of the 17th champion historically, since the launch of its first edition in 1993, knowing that 13 of its titles are in the possession of each of the two Swiss stars. Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, with eight for the Swiss, and five for the Serbian.

And the surprises continued to impose themselves in the 16th round, after the star of the doubles competition, the Frenchman Jimmy Shardy, ranked 54 in the world, continued his series of surprises in singles competitions, by beating the world number 22, Russian Karen Khashnov, with two groups for one group (6-7, 6-4 and 6- 4) In a match that lasted for 2 hours and 38 minutes.

The Russian Khashnov joined the list of ranked players who bid farewell to the tournament at the hands of French Chardy, who succeeded in eliminating the 23rd world seed, Australian Alex de Menauer, from the second round, and defeating the 43rd world number, Albert Ramos Vinolas, in the first round.

Shardy is looking from the Dubai Tennis portal for his first world title in singles competitions, after his brilliance in doubles competitions, in which he achieved seven world championships over the course of his career, in addition to his ranking of 24th in the world in doubles, and he meets today in the quarter-finals with Canadian Denis. World number 12 Shapovalov, who yesterday beat the 35th seed, Herbet Horcas, in two unanswered groups (6-4, 6-3) at the main stadium, and the match lasted for an hour and 18 minutes.

Tim runs out of action after an early exit

World number four, Austrian Dominic Thiem, confirmed that the early exit from the Dubai Professional Tennis Championship, by losing in the second round to South African Lloyd Harris, ranked 81 in the world, by two groups without a response (6-4 and 6-3), pushes him to make a decision. Staying away from the stadiums, getting a rest period that extends until next month, and also sacrificing not to participate in the Miami Championship, next week, in the Masters category, which is classified in the categories of 1000 points.

He said in a press statement: “Since my victory, last September, in the US Open, an achievement that is the first in my career at the level of the (Grand Slam) tournaments, and I have been absent from winning titles, especially in 2021, which witnessed my exit from the quarter-finals of the Australian Open, Last month, the most recent of which was the early farewell of "Dubai Tennis", which prompted me to take the decision to stay away on a long vacation and re-evaluate my performance. "

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