Men's draw for Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships announced

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Two of the favourites for this week’s tournament face nightmare first round draws when the tournament gets underway on Monday.

Second seed and seven-time Dubai champion Roger Federer, who is bidding to win a 100th ATP tour title here this week, is up against the experienced Philip Kohlschreiber – a player who has won eight titles on the circuit.

Meanwhile in the match of the round, third seed Marin Cilic, back in Dubai after an eight-year absence, takes on the flamboyant Frenchman Gael Monfils.

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