Rafa, Novak to fight for this beautiful trophy in Abu Dhabi

Rafa, Novak to fight for this beautiful trophy in Abu Dhabi
The new trophy for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. (Supplied photo)

Abu Dhabi - The Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be held at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (December 19-21)



By KT Report

Published: Tue 17 Dec 2019, 10:04 PM

Last updated: Wed 18 Dec 2019, 12:06 AM

With only four days away, a new official trophy for the 12th edition of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship has been unveiled - and it is a special tribute to the best of Abu Dhabi.
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be held at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City (December 19-21).
Designed by acclaimed Emirati artist, designer and Mubadala employee Ashwaq Abdulla, the trophy pays homage to the 'Volcano Fountain', one of Abu Dhabi's preeminent landmarks.
Some of the world's best players - world number 1 Rafael Nadal, world number 2 Novak Djokovic, world number six Stefanos Tsitsipas, world number 17 Karen Khachanov, world number 23 Andrey Rublev and South Korean star Hyeon Chung - will take part in the men's event.
The opening day will conclude with five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova taking on Australian Fed Cup finalist Ajla Tomljanovic.
For Khachanov, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is a chance to build on a strong 2019 which saw him reach the quarterfinals of the French Open and reach a career high of No. 8 in the world.
"I can't wait to return to the Mubadala World Tennis Championship and to Abu Dhabi after a great experience last year. The weather is fantastic and the fans really know their tennis. The set-up is superb, the crowd can really get involved, and it also offers the perfect opportunity to get the new season off and running with some hard matches," said Khachanov, who has won four ATP titles and will face Hyeon Chung in the second match on Day 1.
 


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