Gael Monfils confirmed as fifth player at Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Spectators are now guaranteed to see five of the world’s 10 best male players in action…
Organisers have now confirmed world No.10 Gael Monfils will play at Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) which run from December 19 to 21, 2019 at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.
He joins an already stellar line-up that includes the current world number one, Rafael Nadal, 16-time grand slam champion Novak Djokovic, World No.4 Daniil Medvedev from Russia and 21-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece. This means spectators are now guaranteed to see five of the world’s 10 best male players in action this year.
The final male player is yet to be announced.
This will be the second time the 33-year-old from France will be appearing in the MWTC. His last appeared was in 2011 where he lost three sets to eventual winner Novak Djokovic in the quarter-finals.
On his return to the capital, Monfils said that he was eager to return and compete at a tournament that he has seen grow from strength to strength in a short period of time.
“Having played in Abu Dhabi before, I know the special atmosphere of this Championship and I am really excited to be coming back. I am looking forward to going up against a strong field and I believe that it will be the perfect way to begin an important season,” he said.
The right-handed player has had a good year having won at the ABN-AMRO World Tennis Tournament which took place in February 2019 where he defeated Stan Wawrinka.
The eight player line-up in the women’s exhibition match includes Maria Sharapova and Ajla Tomljanovic, who will undoubtedly steal the spotlight on day one of the championship which takes place on Thursday December 19, 2019.
During the three day event, tennis super-fans will have the opportunity to get up close to their sporting heroes, with meet-and-greets, autograph signing and access to training.
Standard adult tickets are available online at ticketmaster or Virgin Megastores across the UAE, priced from Dhs100 on Day 1, Dhs250 on Day 2 and Dhs350 on Day 3. Three-day packages are priced from Dhs520 per adult.
Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019, International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi Thur to Sat December 19 to 21. mubadalawtc.com