This week on courts (Doha, Marseille, Santiago, Dubai, Guadalajara) – 10/2021

Roger Federer is back. What more do we need to say about the upcoming tennis week?

Tennis Week 10/2021

ATP 250 Qatar ExxonMobil Open

Place: Doha, Qatar
March 8 – March 13
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $890 920
Draw size: 28

Roger Federer returns to the courts in Doha. We do not know for sure how long we will be watching Roger playing tennis, so let’s enjoy every second of it.

But this tournament is far from Federer’s only event. There will be at least two equally good players. Dominic Thiem and Andrey Rublev are here to show up their skills.

Who to watch: Thiem, Federer, Rublev
Our worth the money call: Rublev

ATP 250 Open 13 Provence

Place: Marseille, France
March 8 – March 14
Surface: Indoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $409 765
Draw size: 28

Every game this week will be a bit in a shadow of Roger’s comeback. And it is not fair. Medvedev and Tsitsipas are playing in Marseille, and that could be top-level tennis too. I would not skip these two players from my tv-schedule.

Who to watch: Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Khachanov
Our worth the money call: Tsitsipas

ATP 250 Chile Dove Men+Care Open

Place: Marseille, France
March 8 – March 14
Surface: Outdoor Clay
Financial Commitment: $393 935
Draw size: 28

Cristian Garin is the man to watch. After an early 1st round loss in Buenos Aires, he has a lot to prove. It could be much easier at home, with no serious top 30 opponent except Paire.

Who to watch: Garin, Paire, Tiafoe
Our worth the money call: Garin

Do you want to understand how rankings are calculated and points awarded? Our explanatory guide is here.

WTA 1000 Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships 2021

Place: Dubai, U.A.E.
March 7 – March 13
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $1 835 490
Draw size: 64

Anyone able to walk will be there. Except for the injured players, everyone will be playing in this great tournament. The line-up will make it almost impossible to guess the winner.

Who to watch: Svitolina, Pliskova, Sabalenka, Kvitova, Bertens, Azarenka, Bencic, Muguruza
Our worth the money call: Pegula

WTA 250 Abierto Zapopan

Place: Lyon, France
March 8 – March 13
Surface: Outdoor Hard
Financial Commitment: $235 238
Draw size: 32

In the shadow of the Dubai Championships, another tournament is played in Mexico. Ideal location and time for young and talented players to shine and get a lot of points.

Who to watch: Podoroska, Blinkova, Fernandez
Our worth the money call: Zidansek

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Next Week (11/2021) Schedule:

ATP 500 Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships, Dubai, U.A.E.
ATP 500 Abierto Mexicano Telcel presentado por HSBC, Acapulco, Mexico
WTA 250 Abierto GNP Seguros, Monterrey, Mexico
WTA 500 St. Petersburg Ladies Open, St. Petersburg, Russia

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Simon is the leading editor of from 2015. He is an avid tennis player from age of 5, however, he never reached the pro level. Still, he likes playing tennis on different courts, with different rackets, and against different opponents. In his free time, you can find him watching all possible tennis matches he can find on the web or tv. Challenger or Grand Slam? It does not matter, just tennis matters.

He currently plays with:
Racket: Wilson Shift 99 V1
Strings: Babolat RPM Blast
Grip: Head Xtreme Soft
Shoes: Asics Gel Dedicate 7 (for hard outdoor and indoor courts) & Asics Gel-Game 5 Clay (for clay courts),
Balls: Dunlop Fort All Courts and Head Championship
Bag: Axiom Backpack

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