With just under a month to go until the start of Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), organisers FLASH Entertainment have revealed a thrilling draw for the tournament.
Fans attending the event at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi between 27th – 29th December are set for three days of high-intensity tennis between some of the world’s top players.
The first of two matches on day one will be between defending champion and 2018 Wimbledon finalist Kevin Anderson and Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung.
The young South Korean will be out to make his mark and overcome the imposing South African, who has beaten him in both of their previous encounters.
This will be Anderson’s third appearance in the UAE capital, while Chung will be making his debut after a successful year which saw him win 29 out of 47 matches. The winner of this contest will take on world No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals on day two.
The day’s second match will see world No. 8 Dominic Thiem take on Karen Khachanov of Russia for a place in the last-four against world No. 1 Novak Djokovic.
Khachanov, 22, has just enjoyed the best season of his young career, registering 46 wins, whilst Thiem will be bidding to improve on his performance this year after reaching his first Grand Slam final at Roland Garros.
World No. 1 and 14-time Grand Slam champion Djokovic and 17-time major winner Nadal both received byes until the semi-finals, where they will face off against the winners from day one.
With four of the six male players featuring in the top-10, this year’s line-up is amongst the best ever.
Tickets for the 11th Edition of the MWTC are priced from Dh100 and can be purchased from www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin megastores across the UAE.
Kids aged between 2 to 12 years can enter for free on day one of the Championship, along with the purchase of one adult ticket.
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