Nadal To Return To Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, November 13, 2018

Rafael Nadal has completed the men’s line-up for the 11th edition of the 2018 Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC). The 31-year-old Spaniard will join Novak Djokovic, Dominic Thiem, Kevin Anderson, Hyeon Chung and Karen Khachanov in Abu Dhabi.

Nadal won the title in the capital of the United Arab Emirates four times. The last triumph of the 17-time Grand Slam champion took place in December 2016.

Nadal was quoted on the tournament’s official website: “Abu Dhabi is one of my favourite places to play, the climate, atmosphere and enthusiasm from the crowds at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship provides the perfect start to the new season. The tournament brings together players at the top of their game; we all relish playing in these extremely competitive matches.”

John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment, said: “We’re putting together an exciting line-up – one that reiterates the growing prominence of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship on the global tennis calendar. Nadal’s return, alongside the newly crowned number one, Novak Djokovic, plus returning champ, Kevin Anderson underlines the importance top players place on the event. Welcoming Venus Williams for her debut in Abu Dhabi adds additional star power; we’re truly excited at the calibre of participants this year.”

The MWTC is taking place at the Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi from 27th – 29thDecember 2018. Tickets to the event are priced from AED 100 and can be purchased from