Serbian tennis star, Novak Djokovic has just been announced as next in the line up for this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi. The championship which takes place from Thursday, 19th-Saturday, 21st December, 2019 is set to feature another an all star line-up during this 12th edition, with Djokovic being the fifth big player revealed so far.
Novak Djokovic coming to Mubadala World Tennis Championship
The world number two and four-time Mubadala World Tennis Championship winner is the latest superstar added to the tournament’s line-up, which will feature two females and 6 males. He makes a return as the defending champion after the last edition where Djokovic defeated Kevin Anderson 4-6, 7-5, 7-5 at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex.
Wimbledon victory and seventh consecutive Australian Open title in
Djokovic returns to the homegrown Tennis tournament fresh after claiming his seventh consecutive title at the Australian Open, emerging victorious at Wimbledon’s Men’s Singles after a grueling five hour-finale versus Roger Federer, and winning at the Madrid Open, Japan Open, Shanghai Masters and Paris Masters.
The 32-year-old is now competing at the ATP
World Tour Finals before heading for Abu Dhabi.
Check out this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship line-up
This edition will witness epic tennis action from a mix of greats and next-gen stars, headlined by world number one Rafael Nadal, former Grand Slam champion Maria Sharapova, number four-ranked Daniil Medvedev, and breakthrough WTA star Amanda Anisimova.
Photograph credit: Mubadala World Tennis Championship
Could Djokovic be set to play Nadal?
There’s no denying Novak Djokovic vs Rafael Nadal would be a crowd-puller, with the duo last squaring off at the Australian Open final in January, won by the Serbian ace. Djokovic leads the rivalry by a close margin, winning 28 times, with Nadal winning 26 times.
Fun fact, they both share four Mubadala World
Tennis Championships respectively.
What’s more, 32-year-old Novak faced fellow headliner and eventual champion Daniil Medvedev at the Cincinnati Open semi-final, losing 3-6, 6-3, 6-3. Whatever the pairings at this year’s Mubadala World Tennis Championship, it’s guaranteed to be a thrilling competition wit 3 more males players to be announced.
Mubadala World Tennis Championship kicks off from Thursday, 19th-Saturday, 21st December, 2019 at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex. For tickets, details and announcements, click here.