Nadal set to make his 10th appearance at Mubadala Championship

World Tennis Championship to take place from December 27 to 29

  
Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 7, 2018 Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during the third round match against Australia's Alex De Minaur.

Tennis - Wimbledon - All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain - July 7, 2018 Spain's Rafael Nadal in action during the third round match against Australia's Alex De Minaur.

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Top tennis star Rafael Nadal will once again set the courts alight when he returns to Abu Dhabi to play in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) taking place from December 27 to 29.

The tennis supremo is set to make his 10th appearance at the event and joins an impressive line-up this year: Novak Djokovic, Kevin Anderson, Dominic Thiem, Hyeon Chung, Karen Khachanov and Venus Williams - who have already confirmed their appearance with the final player set to be announced shortly. Fans can look forward to a thrilling three-days of tennis action as the world's top seeds battle it out to be crowned champion.

Will the Mallorca native who has won a record 11 titles at Roland Garros be able to win his fifth trophy in Abu Dhabi? It's a tall order considering his opposition. Earlier this year, Nadal tied the record held by Margaret Court for the most titles won at a single Grand Slam event beating Dominic Thiem in the final of the French Open. Nadal has finished as world number one for four years (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2017) and this year won his 33rd ATP Masters 1000 title at Toronto and passed Roger Federer for most ATP Masters 1000 wins at 362.

The 17-time Grand Slam champion described his excitement at returning to the UAE capital. "Abu Dhabi is one of my favourite places to play. The climate, atmosphere and enthusiasm from the crowds at the Mubadala 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."

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