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Hyeon Chung

Mubadala tennis championship to feature Hyeon Chung

ABU DHABI, December 8, 2019

The organisers of the upcoming Mubadala World Tennis Championship have confirmed Hyeon Chung as the eighth and final player in an all-star field and unveiled the full draw for the 12th edition.

The event runs from December 19-21 at Abu Dhabi’s International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.

Chung, returning to Abu Dhabi after making his debut at the 2018 event, joins a stellar field featuring five of the world’s top 10 male players: World No. 1 Rafael Nadal; No. 2 Novak Djokovic; No.5 Daniil Medvedev; No.6 Stefanos Tsitsipas and No. 10 Gael Monfils.

The first match of this year’s championship will see Tsitsipas, winner of this 2019 ATP Finals, take on French crowd favourite Monfils on December 19 at 4pm. That match will be followed by Chung vs Medvedev in the second quarter-final.

Day 1, which is also Kids’ Day and offers free entry to children 12 and under, will then see the women take to the court.

Top seeds Nadal and Djokovic enter the championship on Day 2 with the defending champion Djokovic facing either Tsitsipas or Monfils in the first semi-final following the fifth place play-off which will take place at 3pm.

Nadal will make his 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship appearance following that match, where he will face the winner of the Medvedev vs Chung match, in what could be a rematch of this year’s epic US Open Final. Day 3, on 21 December, will see a third place play-off at 5pm, followed by the final.

The Tennis Village will open each day at 12pm, ensuring ticket holders can make the most of excellent food and beverage offerings in the Tennis Village, tennis clinics, Q&A sessions with the players and a host of tennis-themed activities and competitions offering great prizes.

“The 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is fast shaping up to be the most exciting in the event’s history. We are looking forward to providing our spectators with a dynamic combination of world-class tennis and family fun in what is an unmissable event,” said John Lickrish, CEO of event organisers Flash Entertainment.

 “I very much enjoyed the experience in my first Mubadala World Tennis Championship last year,” said Chung. “It’s great fun and I’m coming back to show the people of Abu Dhabi what I’m capable of, and that I’m ready to compete with the best players in the world again.” – TradeArabia News Service


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