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Andy Murray to feature in Mubadala tennis championship

ABU DHABI, 14 days ago

Andy Murray was confirmed as the eighth and final star player for the 13th Mubadala World Tennis Championship alongside the draw for the Championship running from December 16-18 in Abu Dhabi at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City.

The signing of two-time champion of the event Murray, a three-time Grand Slam champion and double Olympic singles gold medallist, completes a stellar eight-player line-up for the return of the Championship, twelve years on from his victory in the inaugural edition.

Murray, MWTC champion in 2009 and 2015, joins a field featuring three of the world’s top 10 male players: Andrey Rublev (No.5); Rafael Nadal (No.6); and Scandinavian star Casper Ruud (No.8). With Denis Shapovalov (No.14) and Dominic Thiem (No.15)also lining up, this year’s Championship also boasts five of the world’s top 15.

“I’ve got many happy memories of Abu Dhabi and I’m looking forward to returning.” said Murray. “With Emma (Raducanu) also playing on day one, we will be flying the flag for British tennis and looking to put on a strong display.”

The stars are set to collide on court as the Mubadala World Tennis Championship makes a welcome return, with full capacity, and the draw has created some intriguing matches.

The Tennis Village will open each day at 12pm, ensuring ticket holders can make the most of excellent food and beverage offerings, tennis clinics, Q&A sessions with the players and a host of tennis-themed activities and competitions offering great prizes.
“The draw is always a milestone moment, but it feels a bit extra special this year as we look forward to the return of our Championship with full capacity,” said John Lickrish, CEO, Flash Entertainment.

“Andy has a special place in Abu Dhabi as the first champion on this tournament back in 2009. With his return completing our line-up, this year’s field is one of the strongest in the Championship’s history with the perfect blend of youth and experience, Abu Dhabi crowd favourites and exciting debutants. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic three-day festival on and off court.”

Tickets, starting from AED100 ($27.2) for adults and AED 50 for children, are available from ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the UAE. In line with current protocols, measures will be in place within the stadium and throughout the Tennis Village to ensure the health and safety of fans, players and officials.

Additionally, in line with the latest government guidelines the Championship will welcome fans and spectators with green status on the Al Hosn app and a negative PCR test result with 96-hour validity across three days of exciting tennis action, in a safe and secure environment.

Premier Hospitality tickets are available, offering fans a premium F&B menu and courtside seating providing prime viewing . – TradeArabia News Service




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