World quantity seven and French Open finalist, Dominic Thiem, Australian Open semi-finalist Hyeon Chung and winner of three ATP World Tour titles, Karen Khachanov, will be part of the star-studded line-up on the 11th version of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC).
The competitors is about to be intense because the three gamers can be joined by 14-time Grand Slam Champion and up to date Shanghai Masters winner Novak Djokovic. Additionally, becoming a member of them is defending MWTC champion Kevin Anderson and 7-time Grand Slam winner Venus Williams.
The Championship, which is about to happen from December 27-29 2018 on the Worldwide Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports activities Metropolis in Abu Dhabi, will function six of the highest male gamers and two main feminine gamers in what is about to be an motion-packed three days because the worlds prime gamers combat it out to put their arms on the coveted trophy.
Main the cost for the younger brigade at this years Championship is 25-year-previous Thiem. The Austrian, who made his debut in Abu Dhabi in 2017, went on to have a powerful 12 months reaching his first Grand Slam closing at Roland Garros.
Thiem, who has the distinctive distinction of changing into the one participant to defeat Nadal on clay since Djokovic in 2016, mentioned: I cant wait to return to Abu Dhabi this 12 months. I particularly loved being concerned with the youngsters clinics final 12 months which was such an important feeling. Im actually wanting ahead to sharing my experiences with them once more and enjoying within the Championship will assist me get again into rhythm for the 2019 season.
Making his debut look within the Capital is Next Gen ATP title holder South Korean Hyeon Chung. The 22-year-previous who started enjoying tennis to enhance his eyesight has gained greater than 70 per cent of his matches on the ATP Challenger Tour, ITF Futures Circuit and ITF Junior Circuit. He earned his largest profession win over world quantity 4 Alexander Zverev and upset six-time champion Djokovic en path to the Australian Open semifinal.
Chung mentioned: I’m completely thrilled to be coming to Abu Dhabi and to play in opposition to some of the most important gamers on this planet. This can be an actual check of my sport and can assist me immensely for the 2019 season. I stay up for an thrilling event and assembly the great individuals of the UAE.
One other Next-Gen star, Karen Khachanov, can be becoming a member of Chung in Abu Dhabi. The 22-year-previous Khachanov is one of the youngest gamers within the sport and has improved his year-end rating for 4 straight seasons between 2014-17.
The 66 Russian equalled his career-best win over world quantity 9 John Isner on his technique to his first ATP Masters 1000 semifinals in Toronto. Khachanov is the primary participant who competed in final years inauguralNext Gen ATP Finalsin Milan and went on to win three ATP World Tour titles together with profitable the Kremlin Cup yesterday defeating Adrian Mannarino6-2, 6-2 in simply 55 minutes.
Commenting on his maiden look in Abu Dhabi he mentioned: Enjoying on the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is a dream come true. I’m actually proud to be chosen amongst such a world-class line-up and am wanting ahead to enjoying in opposition to some of the best gamers on the circuit.
FUN FOR ALL
Along with all of the on-courtroom motion, theres loads of motion off-courtroom as properly. The Tennis Village returns as soon as once more and has a packed schedule of actions throughout all three days of the event. Tennis followers and their households will take pleasure in themed experiences together with:
- Day One: Love. Children. Free entry for youngsters (age 2-12) with the acquisition of an grownup ticket*
- Day Two: Love. Foodies. A meals extravaganza with reside cooking stations and culinary specialities from around the globe
- Day Three: Love. Women. A sublime girls day celebrating style, sports activities and wholesome dwelling
The MWTC affords its spectators the equal of a Grand Slam quarter-closing and is broadly recognised as the primary event main into the Australian Open and is performed on comparable floor and climate situations.
Tickets to the vastly in style occasion are priced from AED 100 and will be bought from www.ticketmaster.ae or by calling 800 86 823 from throughout the UAE or +971 4 366 2289 from exterior the nation and all Virgin Megastores. Followers trying to attend all three days of the Championship can avail of a particular 20% low cost on ticket costs.