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We’re under 50 days away from the Mubadala World Tennis Championship and this edition is set to witness high-octane action among the some of the best players on the circuit. All in all, there will be six men playing and two women. So far, we’ve had both women and two of the male players announced and we’re eagerly waiting to see which other big names will join these pros:

Rafael Nadal

Age: 33

ATP ranking: Number one (as of 5th November, 2019)

About: 2019 was quite a phenomenal year for Nadal, winning four-calendar titles, at the US Open, French Open, Italian Open and Canadian Open. He’s well on his way to finishing at the top of the ATP rankings for the fifth time in his career. The 33-year-old is also a contender for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship too, with four titles already. In the meantime, the world no.1 is training hard for the ATP Finals, followed by the Davis Cup Finals.

Maria Sharapova

Age: 32

WTA ranking: Number 136 (as of 5th November, 2019)

About: Anyone who follows the Russian ace is aware she’s come a long way in her Tennis career. From winning five Grand Slam championships to winning a silver medal in the singles event at the 2012 London Olympics, she’s made a big name for herself in the tennis world. Her record boasts 36 WTA titles and she remains the only Russian to have won a Grand Slam. The upcoming Mubadala World Tennis Championship will mark her debut in the decade-old tournament.

Daniil Medvedev

Age: 23

ATP ranking: Number four (as of 5th November, 2019)

About: Fresh from a successful season emerging victorious at the Cincinnati Masters, Western & Southern Open, St. Petersburg Open and at the Shanghai Masters, Daniil Medvedev is a fast-rising star. This year he’s lead the ATP tour with 59 wins! He also made history at the St. Petersburg Open after defeating Borna Ćorić in the final (6-3, 6-1), becoming the first Native to win the tournament in 15 years. The Russian ace made it to his first Grand Slam final this year at the US Open. Even though he lost (5–7, 3–6, 7–5, 6–4, 4–6) to Rafael Nadal, there’s the chance the pair could square off again at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

Amanda Anisimova

Age: 18

WTA Ranking: Number 24 (as of 5th November, 2019)

About: One of Tennis’ breakthrough stars of this year, Amanda Aninsimova turned full time pro in 2018. She won her first ever WTA singles title earlier this year at the Claro Open Colsanitas, and is the youngest female in the world’s top 100 currently. Fun fact, she’s the first ’00s born kid to reach a Grand Slam semi-final.

More players still to be announced

Check back here with us for news on the final four players, as and when they’re announced. Who else do you reckon will be in the line up?

Save the date: 19th-21st December, 2019

Mubadala World Tennis Championship is back for its 12th edition at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex, with new dates this year from Thursday, 19th-Saturday, 21st December.

The three day Mubadala World Tennis Championship has enough to keep kids and adults entertained for all three days with festival vibes and off court fun. Expect games, great food, partner exhibits and live music. Scheduled right in time for the festive holidays, it’s an ideal event for all the family to attend. What’s even better is that Day 1 is “Kids’ Day” which means kids 12 and under get in for free. Tickets are priced from Dhs 100-1,795. Get them here.

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