ABU DHABI, December 8, 2019
Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship confirmed Hyeon Chung as the eighth and final player in the field and unveiled the full draw for the 12th edition to be held on 19 to 21 December 2019 at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.
Chung, returning to the capital city of the United Arab Emirates after making his debut at the 2018 event, joins a stellar line-up featuring five of the world’s top 10 male players including World No. 1 Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Gael Monfils.
“I very much enjoyed the experience in my first Mubadala World Tennis Championship last year,” said Chung.
“It’s great fun and I’m coming back to show the people of Abu Dhabi what I’m capable of, and that I’m ready to compete with the best players in the world again.”
— MWTC (@MubadalaWTC) December 8, 2019
Reigning 2019 ATP Finals champion Tsitsipas will open the action by taking on French crowd favourite Monfils on Thursday 19 December at 4pm. That match will be followed by Chung against Medvedev in the second quarterfinal.
Day 1, which is also Kids’ Day and offers free entry to children 12 and under, will then see the women take to the court.
The top two seeds Nadal and Djokovic will enter the tournament on Day 2 with the defending champion Djokovic facing either Tsitsipas or Monfils in the first semi-final following the fifth place play-off which will take place at 3pm. Nadal will make his 1oth appearance in Abu Dhabi following that match, where he will take on the winner of the encounter between Medvedev and Chung, in what could be a rematch of this year’s epic US Open final. Day 3, on 21 December, will see a third place play-off at 5pm, followed by the title match.
The Tennis Village will open each day at 12pm, ensuring ticket holders can make the most of excellent food and beverage offerings in the Tennis Village, tennis clinics, Q&A sessions with the players and a host of tennis-themed activities and competitions offering great prizes.
“The 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is fast shaping up to be the most exciting in the event’s history. We are looking forward to providing our spectators with a dynamic combination of world-class tennis and family fun in what is an unmissable event,” said John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment.
Tickets start from AED 100 for Adults and are now on sale at www.ticketmaster.ae