Taylor Fritz (pictured) and DustinBrown join French ace, Gael Monfils, and British number 1, Dan Evans, in theline-up, with further big names set to be confirmed shortly.
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
US singles ace, Taylor Fritz,and German crowd favourite, Dustin Brown, are the latest players to beannounced for the Tie Break Tens Dubai Presented by Zone (TB10s) tennistournament.
The first time this exciting newtennis concept has visited the Middle East, the tournament will take place onOctober 22 at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk.
Fritz and Brown join French ace, GaelMonfils, and British number 1, Dan Evans, in the line-up, with further bignames set to be confirmed shortly.
At only 23, Fritz has already enjoyedan impressive career. In 2019, aged 21, he became the youngest American in theWorld’s Top 25 since Andy Roddick in 2004; in the same year, he won theEastbourne International on grass in straight sets against Sam Querrey. In 2021,he became the top-ranked American men’s player in the ATP rankings list.
The son of two former professionaltennis players, Fritz turned pro in 2015 after winning the Junior US Open. Heplays an aggressive baseline game with a formidable serve.
He also adds sharpcross-court shots – on the back and forehand – that his competitors find hardto return. This playing style promises to produce some exciting tennis in theTB10s format, which he played in Indian Wells in 2019.
Brown, nicknamed ‘Dreddy’ because ofhis dreadlocks, is a great favourite with crowds for his entertaining style of playand frequent use of trick shots. He is also one of only two players who canclaim a 100 percent win record against Rafael Nadal – he won against theformidable Nadal in the 2014 Halle Open and again at Wimbledon in 2015. Dustinplays both singles and doubles, and has won 24 titles overall in his career.
ZONE.game, creator of therevolutionary gaming platform, ZONE Play, and lead sponsor of the Tie BreakTens Dubai tennis tournament, has announced an exciting addition to an eventalready packed with extraordinary matchups.
Monfils and Fritz will challengeesports FIFA Champion, Musaed Al Dossary, in an epic battle on the ZONE Playplatform.
Dossary is a globally recognisedprofessional FIFA player, and winner of the world championship in 2018, theXbox world championship in 2019, and was elected Esports player of the year in2018.
A challenge at the top, bringingtogether the worlds of esports and sports “in the Zone”. The winner of thefriendly match will be awarded one of Zone’s rare AFK Elephants NFT, valued atUSD 25,000.
“We’re reallyexcited to have these great new additions to the two fantastic players alreadysigned up for TBT10s Dubai. As Zone, weare dedicated to bring to our community the most exclusive challenges.
We arelooking forward to the match ups between Monfils, Fritz and Dossary, which webelieve will produce a fierce competition, as these highly skilled andcompetitive professionals from the sports world share a strong passion togaming alongside Tennis,” said Adi K Mishra, Founder and CEO of Zone, leadsponsor of the Tie Break Tens Dubai.
Events include 20 international championships that will bring the world’s top tennis players and the superstars of international cycling, among others, to the city.
With an investment exceeding the budget of Dhs100 million and spanning an area of 100,000 square feet, the facility will have nine hard tennis courts, as well as a 385 m x 1.5 m jogging track featuring a MAPEI surface.
In December, Dubai will host the World Finals of the third annual Girl Gamer E-Sports Festival – the world’s most recognised female-focused e-sports competition from Dec.12-14.
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