Famous artist Gael Monfils will be one of the top attractions at Dubai Tie Break Tens.
Gulf today, Journalist
Tie Break Tens, the short and fast tennis format, has announced that the exciting international tennis series will travel to Dubai in October as the annual event on the Emirate’s calendar.
This will be the first time that the region has hosted an event in this short format tennis series, which launched in 2015 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The event will take place at Dubai’s home of live entertainment, Coca-Cola Arena, hosting a tennis event for the first time, in the heart of the city on the evening of October 22, 2021.
Tie Break Tens (TB10) has already hosted highly successful events in major cities around the world including London, Vienna, Madrid, Melbourne, New York and Indian Wells, and features international tennis stars from around the world. Building on this international success, the Tie Break Tens Dubai will be a new destination to host a tournament as part of the 2021 series.
Upon launch, TB10 Dubai announced the participation of former Top 10-ranked male star and acclaimed artist Gael Monfils, and more names will be released in the coming weeks. TB10 Dubai will start with the men’s tournament, with plans to expand with a women’s tournament in the near future. In previous years, the TB10 tournament has attracted the best players in the world, including Novak Djokovic, the recently crowned Wimbledon champion, Andy Murray, Serena Williams, Elina Svitolina and Rafael Nadal.
TB10, the only officially recognized tennis court format, is a fast-paced version of the sport that anyone can play and is exciting to watch live. Unlike conventional tennis, Tie Break Tens matches are all about tie breaks – no matches, no sets, just exhilarating ten-point breaks in which every point counts. The tournaments are held over one evening and involve eight players competing in a knockout format with a winning prize of 500,000 Dhs.
Jimmy Poon, Tournament Director for TB10 Dubai, said: âWe really believe that the Tie Break Tens is paving the way for the future of tennis, and whether you are a tennis enthusiast, a young tennis player or just wanting to play tennis. Looking for an entertaining evening watching the sport of the highest quality, TB10s events energize fans of the sport at all levels. Launching this event in today’s climate has its challenges, but nowhere is better equipped than Dubai to achieve it. With the support of local institutions and government, we were determined to establish this exciting format for our community, our partners and for tennis fans. It really is tennis like the one you’ve never seen before.
We are also delighted to announce that ahead of the main tournament itself, TB10 Dubai is also setting up a parallel junior grassroots tournament to support young talents in the sport, with the finals of the boys and girls event. U-18 girls underway. in the arena on the evening of the main event.
A tennis clinic is also included in the week leading up to the main event for the Dubai Schools’ competition winners.
Rachel Woodward, Marketing Director at Tie Break Tens said: âTie Break Tens is a truly exciting tennis format that breaks the conventional molds of the sport as it allows fans to connect with the world’s biggest stars and provides entertainment. high quality over the course of an evening. We’re excited to be able to bring the format to Dubai and add another world-class top-notch venue to our tournament schedule. “
Tie Break Tens recently signed Slinger Bag, the first truly portable tennis launcher, as the official partner for all tournaments in 2021. As part of this new partnership, Slinger Bag will work with TB10 Dubai on fan-focused activations during the tournament, adding extra value to the event for on-site fans.
The tournament is produced by Boqin Live, a division of Dubai-based sports management company Boqin established in 2008, with support from the Dubai Sports Council.
TB10 Dubai has confirmed JA Resorts & Hotels as official resort partner and Schluter Graf as official legal partner as part of its list of founding sponsors for the Dubai tournament.