Check out this free meet-and-greet with the World No 7 tennis star.

Ahead of his appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Spanish tennis star David Ferrer will be hosting an autograph session for fans on Wednesday, December 30 at 12.45pm at Yas Mall.

The 33-year-old “Little Beast”, who has been dubbed one of the best returners in the sport, finished the 2015 season with an impressive five titles to his name, even after battling an elbow injury that saw him withdraw from Wimbledon earlier this year.

“I’m really looking forward to getting Abu Dhabi and checking out some of the sights before the tournament. I have been out a number of times before so know what to expect and it’s all positive,” said Ferrer. “The reception from the crowds is always fantastic, the playing conditions are incredible and the overall atmosphere is one of celebration so it’s going to be a lot of fun.

“The great thing about Abu Dhabi are the sports fans who always make me feel very welcome. I’m looking forward to meeting up with them. I hope there will be a lot of Spanish flags to support me!”

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship will take place from Thursday, December 31 to Saturday, January 2 at Zayed Sports City. The rest of the lineup for the winner-takes-all tournament includes Rafael Nadal, Stan Wawrinka, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Kevin Anderson.

The World No 7, who is making his fifth appearance in the tournament, will play a quarter-final on Thursday December 31 against Tsonga, with the winner to that match battling Nadal in the semi-finals on Friday.

Tickets for the event are still available to purchase.

December 31 to January 2
International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, Dhs100 to Dhs2,200. Tel: (800) 86823. Taxi: Zayed Sports City.