Stan Wawrinka
Stan Wawrinka is the favourite to win the 2016 Dubai OpenGetty

Cyprus's Marcos Baghdatis takes on Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka in the final of the Dubai Open on 27 February (Saturday).

Where to watch

The match starts at 3pm GMT. Live coverage of the game in the UK is available on Sky Sports 4 and Sky Sports 4 HD. Live scores and real time updates are available on the ATP World Tour's official website.


The Dubai Open has been full of surprises so far and it will have a new champion this year when world number 57 Marcos Baghdatis takes on world number four Stan Wawrinka in the final on 27 February (Saturday). Baghdatis, who was not expected to make it this far at the start of the tournament, has surprised everyone with his play and comes into this game after beating Feliciano Lopez 3-6, 7-6, 6-1 in the semi-final.

The popular Cypriot, who is known to engage the crowd during his matches, reached the semi-final of the Dubai Open way back in 2010 and will look to win his first trophy in more than six years, with his last title coming in 2010 at Sydney.

His opponent, though, comes into this game with the form of his life, reaching the second final of the season after his opponent in the semi-final, Nick Kyrgios, retired due to a back injury. Wawrinka was leading the tie 6-4,3-0 when the Australian decided he could not continue anymore.

The French Open champion has already won in Chennai this year and would join Roberto Bautista Agut and Novak Djokovic as two-time winners on the tour this season with a victory on Saturday. The 30-year-old, who will go into this clash as the favourite, will look to clinch the 13th title of his career with a win against Baghdatis.

Betting odds (888sport)

  • Marcos Baghdatis to win: 31/10
  • Stan Wawrinka to win:4/17


The pair have met on five occasions previously, with Wawrinka winning all those encounters, most recently at Queens Club in 2014 when the Cypriot was forced to withdraw due to a shoulder injury.

Dubai Open history

Baghdatis and Wawrinka have not played each other in the Dubai Open in the past.