Novak Djokovic to return to Abu Dhabi this December

Mubadala World Tennis Championship adds another star

Novak Djokovic to return to Abu Dhabi this December

Tennis superstar and World Number 2 Novak Djokovic will return to Abu Dhabi this year to compete in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

The Serbian star will join a star-studded line-up that also includes World Number 1 Rafa Nadal and Daniil Medvedev.

Djokovic has won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship four times and will be looking to win once again this year despite stiff competition from another Abu Dhabi winner, Nadal.

“Abu Dhabi is a special place and one where I have tasted success consistently. The courts are great, the spectators know their sport, and the atmosphere is thoroughly enjoyable,” says Djokovic.

“The lineup for the tournament is really strong. You always want to play challenging opponents early in the season in order to get a good measure of yourself and I am hoping I can put in place a few things that I have been working on in the off-season,” he adds.

The 2019 event will take place a little earlier than usual this year, being hosted at Zayed Sports City's International Tennis Centre from December 19 to 21.

Nine matches will be played across three days of competition with off-court attractions including tennis clinics, autograph and question and answer sessions and the tennis village keeping families entertained.

A showpiece match between five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova and 18-year-old Amanda Anisimova at the event which is sure to be an intriguing watch between a legend and an up-and-coming star.
From Dhs100. Dec 19-21. International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, www.mubadalawtc.com.

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