Rafa Nadal and Daniil Medvedev confirmed for Mubadala World Tennis Championship

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Two of the hottest names in tennis are confirmed for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.

Rafa Nadal and Daniil Medvedev will be part of the men’s field contesting one of the region’s most popular tournaments.

Spanish superstar Nadal, a four-time winner of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, secured his 19th Grand Slam title following a titanic 4hr, 50 minute five-set tussle with Russian ace Medvedev in New York earlier this month.

“I’m really looking forward to be returning to the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. It’s a great event and offers the best preparation for a fast start to the new season. Every time I come to Abu Dhabi I feel at home and I’m always treated so well. The spectators are knowledgeable and know how to have fun and I have very good memories playing here,” said world. No.2 Nadal.

Medvedev is at a career high number four in the world and is hoping he can count on some vociferous Russian support in Abu Dhabi.

“I’ve heard so much about the Championship from my friends and there’s a lot of Russian support in Abu Dhabi. I know it’s also a popular holiday destination for my fellow countrymen so hopefully I can draw on that in my first appearance,” said the 23-year-old.

“I know the line-up will be very strong so it will be a good test of where I am heading into the new season as I look to build on what has been a great year for me so far. I will give my all and put on the best show possible for the spectators. I’m really looking forward to it.”

Securing Nadal and Medvedev is the latest high point for the event which has been brought forward a week this year from its traditional spot on the calendar to give domestic tennis fans and international visitors the opportunity to capitalise on the Championship’s festival atmosphere.

“We strive to deliver a world-class line-up year on year and securing Rafael Nadal and Daniil Medvedev is yet another statement of intent as we continue to evolve this special championship. Having played in Abu Dhabi five times, Rafael is a staple at the championship and we look forward to welcoming the four-time-champion once again. The strategic switch in dates allows UAE residents and visitors alike to capitalise on Abu Dhabi’s famed winter sun while immersing themselves in some fan-village fun. Getting the chance to see the world’s best tennis players completes this unmissable experience,” said John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment.

“Rafael and Daniil showed during their US Open final that they really are at the top of their game and that is only a good thing for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Spectators are in for thrilling on-court action and great off-court entertainment,” added Lickrish

The 12th edition of the event takes place at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi, from 19-21 December.

Tickets start from AED 100 for Adults and are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. 3 Day and Travel packages are also available at 20% discount.

Premier Hospitality Packages are also on sale, offering fans a premium F&B menu, courtside seating, exclusive Q&A sessions with a star player and much more. More details are available on www.mubadalawtc.com.

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