He’ll be playing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship
15 November 2018| Last updated on 15 November 2018
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A special appearance will be taking place at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in December as a world tennis championship is returning to Abu Dhabi's International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.
Rafael Nadal will be returning for his 10th appearance at the UAE’s best tennis championship in Abu Dhabi.
Playing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) taking place from 27th – 29th December 2018, the tennis supremo will be joined by an impressive line-up this year, including:
- Novak Djokovic
- Kevin Anderson
- Dominic Thiem
- Hyeon Chung
- Karen Khachanov
- Venus Williams
Fans can look forward to a thrilling three-days of tennis action as the world’s top seeds battle it out to be crowned champion.
Earlier this year, Nadal tied the record held by Margaret Court for the most titles won at a single Grand Slam event beating Dominic Thiem in the final of the French Open.
Nadal has finished as the world's number ONE for 4 years (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017) and this year won his 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title at Toronto and passed Roger Federer for most ATP Masters 1000 wins at 362.
The 17-time Grand Slam champion, Rafael Nadal described his excitement at returning:
“Abu Dhabi is one of my favourite places to play, the climate, atmosphere and enthusiasm from the crowds at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship provides the perfect start to the new season."
"The tournament brings together players at the top of their game; we all relish playing in these extremely competitive matches," he added.
And if we haven’t convinced you already to see the tennis star in action, here are a few snippets of what you’ll be seeing on the court at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.