Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
Rublev ended the inspiring run of qualifier Jiri Vesely 6-3 6-4 in the final of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on Saturday to win his second title in two weeks.
Not only did Vesely’s victory deny Djokovic another Dubai title, but it means that on Monday he will surrender the number one ranking to Daniil Medvedev.
Jannik Sinner denied Andy Murray his 700th career victory on Wednesday when he defeated the former world number one 7-5 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals.
Ons Jabeur overcame veteran Vera Zvonareva 6-2 2-6 7-5 in a centre court thriller on Tuesday to reach the second round of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
No.1 seed Simona Halep has won her second Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships title, after beating 20 –year- old Kazakh Elena Rybakina in Saturday's final.
“I knew I have to serve good today,” said Rybakina, who hit 11 aces against Pliskova.
Defending champion Roger Federer has withdrawn from the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships after undergoing knee surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday.