Wimbledon and Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic confirmed for Mubadala World Tennis Championship

David Cooper - Writer 09:29 13/11/2019
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World number two Novak Djokovic has been confirmed to play in this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), to take place in Abu Dhabi between December 19-21.

MWTC, now in its 12th edition, is set to once again thrill fans and their families. With a line-up featuring six top male players and two leading female players, this year’s event is guaranteed to kick-off the 2020 tennis season with a bang.

Djokovic, 32, has been in stunning form this season, winning the Australian Open in January and Wimbledon in July, as well as securing victories at the Madrid Open, Japan Open and Paris Masters.

The Serb joins a dream line-up of world No1 Rafael Nadal and world No4 Daniil Medvedev who will vie for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship title next month.

With Djokovic’s entry, it is advantage spectators as they are now guaranteed to see three of the top 10 men’s players in the world live in action along with a powerhouse clash in the women’s match which pits five-time Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova against young sensation Amanda Anisimova.

Djokovic, who has 16 Grand Slam titles to his name, has developed a strong connection with Abu Dhabi, having claimed the Mubadala crown four times.

In the 2018 final, he defeated Kevin Anderson in a thrilling decider, 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,” said John Lickrish, CEO Flash Entertainment.

“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.”

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 line-up 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.”

Aside from the best live tennis action on court, ticketholders can make the most of excellent food and beverage offerings in the interactive Tennis Village, tennis clinics, question and answer sessions with the players and competitions.

Day One is also Kids’ Day, with children 12 and under going free.

Tickets starting from AED 100 for Adults are available exclusively at www.ticketmaster.ae and at all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

For more information on Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019 visit www.mubadalawtc.com

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