Roger Federer adds another event to his 2021 schedule as he joins Dubai entry list

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Roger Federer serving

Roger Federer will play in back-to-back tournaments in the Middle East in March after adding the Dubai Tennis Championships to his 2021 calendar.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner hasn’t played competitive tennis since the 2020 Australian Open as he underwent two knee operations last year.

However, he announced in January that he would make his long-awaited comeback at the Qatar Open, which starts on March 8 in Doha.

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And he will stay in the Middle East at the conclusion of the Qatar tournament as he been confirmed for the ATP 500 Dubai event, which starts on March 15.

The eight-time Dubai winner will be joined in the main draw by reigning US Open champion and world No 3 Dominic Thiem as well as Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov, Matteo Berrettini and Kei Nishikori.

World No 1 Novak Djokovic is the defending champion at the United Arab Emirates tournament, but the 17-time Grand Slam winner hasn’t officially confirmed his participation in the 2021 edition.

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