Czech Karel Nováček defeated France international Fabrice Santoro 6–4, 7–5 to win the inaugural Dubai Duty Free Tennis Men’s Singles Championship.
1994 – Magnus Gustaffson
Sweden’s Magnus Gustaffson put on a show to take home the title with 6-4, 6-2 set wins against Spain’s Sergi Bruguera.
1995 – Wayne Ferreira
South Africa’s Wayne Ferreira took the Mens singles title, with a 6-3, 6-3 win against Italy’s Andrea Gaudenzi.
1996 – Goran Ivanisevic
Croatian Goran Ivanisevic beat Albert Costa 6-4, 6-3 ton clinch the fourth Dubai Duty Championship crown.
1997 – Thomas Muster
Thomas Muster, who was also known as the ‘King of Clay’ beat last year’s winner Goran Ivanišević, 7-5, 7-6 to take home the title.
1998 – Alex Corretja
It was Alex Corretja who became the first Spaniard ton win the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship, defeating Felix Mantilla 7-6, 6-1.
1999 – Jerome Golmard
France’s Jerome Golmard reigned supreme in a 6-4, 6-2 win over Nicolas Kiefer in the finals.
2000 – Nicolas Kiefer
Nicolas Kiefer denied the odds this year to seal a three-set thriller over Juan Carlos Ferrero.
2001 – Juan Carlos Ferrero
Juan Carlos Ferrero didn’t get demoralised by last year’s final loss and bounced back to defeat Marat Safin 6-2, 3-1 (retired).
2002 – Fabrice Santoro
A three set game in the final saw Fabrice Santoro defeat Younes El Aynaoui. It ended 6–4, 3–6, 6–3 in Santoro’s favour.
2003 – Roger Federer
Roger Federer won the first of his Dubai Duty Free Championship, defeating Jiri Novak 6-1, 7-6 in straight sets.
2004 – Roger Federer
Federer successfully defended his title with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Feliciano López, in the finals.
2005 – Roger Federer
A hat-trick of Dubai Duty Free Championship titles, as he beat Ivan Ljubicic in a three-setter.
2006 – Rafael Nadal
Spaniard Rafael Nadal claimed a 2–6, 6–4, 6–4 victory over Federer in the finals.
2007 – Roger Federer
Federer was back to winning ways at Dubai Duty Free with a 6-4, 6-3 win over Mikhail Youzhny in the finals.
2008 – Andy Roddick
Andy Roddick emerged victorious in 2008 with 6-7, 6-4, 6-2 win in the finals against Feliciano López.
2009 – Novak Djokovic
The Serbian international won his first Dubai crown with a win over David Ferrer in straight sets.
2010 – Novak Djokovic
Djokovic won his second Dubai title and retained his crown with a final win over Mikhail Youzhny.
2011 – Novak Djokovic
Djokovic reigned supreme over maestro Roger Federer with a 6–3, 6–3 win to make it a hat-trick.
2012 – Roger Federer
Defeating Andy Murray in straight sets, 7-5, 6-4 saw Federer reach his fifth Dubai Duty Free title.
2013 – Novak Djokovic
A 7-5, 6-3 win in the finals against Tomas Berdych gave Novak Djokovic another victory at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
2014 – Roger Federer
Although Berdych gave him a tough fight, Federer couldn’t be stopped from getting his sixth Dubai Duty Free Title.
2015 – Roger Federer
His seventh Dubai Duty Free Championship win, almost surreal, but Federer defeated Djokovic 6–3, 7–5 in the final.
2016 – Stan Wawrinka
Swiss international Stanislas Wawrinka beat Marcos Baghdatis 6-4, 7-6 to win the last edition.