Tennis fans will see five of the world’s top 10 male players in action in Abu Dhabi, alongside a legend and the future of the women's game
27 November 2019| Last updated on 27 November 2019
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) aims to make way for the best
Upholding that promise, the organisers have confirmed World No. 10 Gaël Monfils as the latest addition to 2019’s stellar line-up.
Spectators are now guaranteed to see five of the world’s ten best male players in action at the Arabian Gulf’s leading tennis experience. The 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship will run from December 19 to 21 at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre, at Zayed Sports City.
The 33-year-old Monfils marks his return to Abu Dhabi after eight years, having last played in the capital in December 2011. Monfils’ arrival sees him join MWTC’s 2019 field brimming with class, one that includes World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, No. 2 Novak Djokovic, No. 5 Daniil Medvedev; and No. 6 and 2019 ATP Tour Final winner Stefanos Tsitsipas.
Five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova also ups the star quotient of the Championship’s line-up, who is slated to take on the rising star Amanda Anisimova in the women’s match on day one.
Monfils has enjoyed an impressive 2019, clinching the title at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, where he defeated fellow 2019 MWTC competitor Daniil Medvedev, before making the quarter-finals of the US Open in August.
Armed with a strong and highly accurate serve, Monfils’ has earned a reputation for performances that are high on athleticism and consistency. With eight career titles to his name on the ATP circuit, Monfils has also reached the semi-finals of the French and the US Open.
“Bringing the World’s best tennis players to Abu Dhabi is something that we take seriously at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Gaël Monfils’ confirmation is proof of our desire to bring the global tennis elite to the UAE’s capital and treat spectators to the unique opportunity of watching five of the ten best males players in the World in a unique festival atmosphere that is fast-becoming a signature of this special Championship,” said John Lickrish, CEO Flash Entertainment.
Monfils said that he was eager to return to Abu Dhabi and compete at a tournament that he has seen grow from strength to strength in a short period of time.
“Having played in Abu Dhabi before, I know the special atmosphere of this Championship and I am really excited to be coming back. I am looking forward to going up against a strong field and I believe that it will be the perfect way to begin an important season,” he said.
In addition to securing the stars of the sport, the Championship organisers have served up a strategic calendar switch with the new dates of 19-21 December allowing domestic and international visitors to capitalise on the festive season while catching the best of world tennis under the pleasant Abu Dhabi sun.
Tickets on sale
Day 1 is Kids’ Day, with children 12 years old and under going FREE!
Tickets start from AED 100 for Adults and are now on sale at Ticketmaster.ae or by calling 800 86 823 from within the UAE or +971 4 366 2289 from outside the country, and at all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
3 Day Packages are also available with savings of 20%.
Premier Hospitality Packages are also available, offering fans a premium F&B menu, courtside seating, exclusive Q&A sessions with a star player and much more.
For more details, visit the official website on www.mubadalawtc.com.