Four-time Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner, Novak Djokovic, is confirmed to play alongside a legend and the future of the women’s game
13 November 2019| Last updated on 14 November 2019
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) promises to make way for the best, and the organisers continue to stay true to their word, confirming 2018 MWTC champion and the World No.2 men’s tennis player, Novak Djokovic, as part of the lineup for the 2019 edition.
This year's edition will run from December 19 to 21 at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.
The 32-year-old Djokovic, a four-time MWTC winner, joins a dream lineup of world No.1 Rafael Nadal, and world No.4 Daniil Medvedev who will vie for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship title in December.
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship has seen a strategic shift in dates with the organisers having moved forward the much-anticipated event by a week. The move enables visitors to enjoy the festive season with top tennis action, activities for the whole family, and a wholesome entertainment village.
Djokovic has had an excellent year, having clinched the season-opening Australian Open by defeating Rafael Nadal in the final before being crowned the ‘King of Grass’, downing Roger Federer in the final at Wimbledon.
Most recently, Djokovic won the Japan Open, beating the USA’s John Millman in straight sets. Djokovic, who has 16 Grand Slam titles to his name, has developed a strong connection with Abu Dhabi, having claimed the Mubadala World Tennis Championship crown four times.
In the 2018 final, he defeated South Africa’s Kevin Anderson in a thrilling final, eventually winning 4-6, 7-5, 7-5.
“Novak’s confirmation is proof of the fact that the Mubadala World Tennis Championship has developed into a premier tournament, attracting the cream of tennis talent from across the world. Novak is no stranger to Abu Dhabi, having won the title four times and I am confident that he will come into the tournament firing on all cylinders,” said John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment.
Having had a trophy-laden year, Djokovic said that he hoped to hit the ground running as he prepares for what will be a grueling year of tennis with the MWTC being the perfect start to his season.
“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,” said 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 added.
Tickets now on sale!
Demonstrating the championship’s appeal as a fun family day out, Day One is also Kids’ Day, with children 12 and under going FREE!
Tickets start from just AED 100 for Adults and are available exclusively at Ticketmaster.ae and at all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.
3-Day Packages are also available with savings of 20%.
For more information on Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019, visit www.mubadalawtc.com