5-time former champion and world no.1 Novak Djokovic returns to motion subsequent week in Dubai the place he received the ATP 500 occasion in 2009-11, 2013 and 2020.
The event that celebrates its thirtieth anniversary takes place on the Aviation Membership Tennis Centre (February 21-26).
Novak will open his Dubai Obligation Free Tennis Championships marketing campaign towards world no.57, Italian Lorenzo Musetti (WC, 1-0 H2H), in his first match of the 2022 season.
The highest-seeded Serbian star might meet both Karen Khachanov (RUS) or Alex de Minaur (AUS) within the second spherical.
His potential opponents within the later phases of the event are:
Quarter-finals: Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP, 8), Marin Cilic (CRO)
Semi-finals: Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 3), Denis Shapovalov (CAN, 6)
Finals: Andrey Rublev (RUS, 2), Jannik Sinner (ITA, 4), Hubert Hurkacz (POL, 5), Aslan Karatsev (RUS, 7)
Novak is making his twelfth look (41-6 document), aiming for his sixth crown.
He didn’t participate within the event in 2021.