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Thu 27 Feb 2014 12:13 PM

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Tennis stars relax in Dubai

Players partied ahead of the start of the tournament

Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Tennis legend Roger Federer was among the stars attending the ATP Players’ Party during the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships. Federer posed with Com McLoughlin – executive vice chairman of Dubai Duty Free, and his wife Breeda.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Multi grand slam title winner Novak Djokovic was joined on stage by impersonator Josh Berry, who helped make the event a fun-filled affair.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
The 6ft 5in frame of Czech player Tomas Berdych was hard to miss at the party. Here he is pictured with George Horan, president of Dubai Duty Free, and his wife Carmel.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Other sports stars also joined the party, including Formula 1 driver Nico Hulkenberg, who took the opportunity to chat with Roger Federer.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Russian player Mikhail Youzhny – nicknamed ‘Colonel’ by his fans – immersed himself in the cultural side of the UAE.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Berdych took time to sign some artwork during the event. The piece was created by graffiti artist Steffi Bow.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Djokovic, third left, posed for a photo with (L-R) Breeda McLoughlin, Colm McLoughlin, an unnamed guest, CEO of Al Nabooda Automobiles Mr Rajaram, tournament director Salah Tahlak, and vice president of marketing at Dubai Duty Free Sinead El Sibai.
Tennis stars relax in Dubai
Roger Federer – one of the star attractions at the party – points to a picture of himself.