We’ve got big news for you fresh off the press. Following his impressive victory at the ATP World Tour Finals, Stefanos Tsitsipas has been added to the star-studded line-up at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.
Stefanos Tsitsipas joins Mubadala World Tennis Championship line-up
One of the fast-rising stars in tennis and the youngest to be ranked on the top ten ATP standings, there’s no stopping Stefanos Tsitsipas. The 21-year-old made a breakthrough winning the Stockholm Open in 2018, followed by two more titles in Estoril and Marseille this year.
In January this year, he beat his opponents to make it through to the Australian Open Semi-Final, winning matches against ex-MWTC participants Roger Federer and Roberto Bautista Agut, before losing to 4-time MWTC Champion and fellow 2019 MWTC participant, Rafael Nadal.
Last month, Stef went on to get through to the semi-finals of the Shanghai Masters where he knocked out current MWTC Champion Novak Djokovic before falling to already confirmed MWTC participant Daniil Medvedev (who went on to claim the title). He also beat ‘King of Clay’ Rafael Nadal at the Madrid Open in May.
The 21-year-old’s biggest moment came last week after defeating Roger Federer (6-3, 6-4) at the ATP World Tour semi-finals. He went on to claim the title after winning (6-7, 6-2, 7-6) versus Dominic Thiem.
All-star line-up at Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019
Every edition, Mubadala World Tennis Championship brings a slew of Tennis pros and icons squaring off at the weekend-long tournament. This edition is no different. December will see nine-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal, world number four Daniil Medvedev, teen sensation Amanda Anisimova, former world number one Maria Sharapova, defending champion Novak Djokovic and Stefanos Tsitsipas grace the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex. There are just two more male players left to be announced.
Photograph credit: Mubadala World Tennis Championship
An event for all the family
There’s so much going on at this year’s MWTC besides the superstars playing off against each other. A festival feel comes with the three day event which also offers plenty of off court action and entertainment to keep everyone busy. Day One is ‘kids’ day’ and we’ve rounded up the highlights here.
Even if you’re not a kid, you might feel like one when you get the chance to meet your tennis idols during meet and greet sessions or player clinics with the pros.
Save the date: 19th-21st December
Mubadala World Tennis Championship kicks off from Thursday, 19th December-Saturday, 21st December at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, you can get them on Ticketmaster here. Kids under the age of 12 enter for FREE!