Djokovic & Wawrinka coming to UAE for Mubadala World Tennis Champs
They’ll be joining current world number one Rafael Nadal at the Abu Dhabi tournament…
The final two players in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship’s six-star line-up have just been announced: Novak Djokovic (world number 7) and Stan Wawrinka (world number 9) will be flying over to play in the 10th edition of the tournament.
They will join current world number one Rafael Nadal, number 6 Dominic Thiem, number 12 Milo Raonic and number 11 Pablo Carreño Busta on court in Abu Dhabi from Thursday December 28 to Saturday December 30.
Djokovic, 30, has won the Mubadala World champs three times, and the Abu Dhabi tournament will be his return to the game after an extended break since Wimbledon this year.
“I am extremely excited to return to Abu Dhabi for the fifth time and take part in the 10th Edition of the Championship. It is a huge honour to take part in such a special tournament. The line-up is very strong as always and it will be the perfect way to make my comeback and begin the season. Abu Dhabi is an amazing place and this is going to be a great event for all of the fans,” he said of his return.
Meanwhile, Wawrinka is an Olympic champion, and this will be his fifth appearance at the Abu Dhabi event. He’s currently in recovery from a knee injury:
“It is always a pleasure to kick the season off at the beautiful event in Abu Dhabi,” he said. “The fans are amazing there and the draw is as strong as always with a lot of great players. My recovery is going well and I can’t wait to be back on court. I’m working hard together with my team and looking forward to being back.”
Tickets are now on sale – tickets cost from Dhs50 to Dhs1,795 depending on the day and seat – head here to explore the different ticketing options.
Head to the tournament’s official website for more general info.