Mubadala World Tennis Championship

International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi

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Past Player Lineup

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David Ferrer

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David Ferrer

David Ferrer is one of the most consistent performers outside of the ‘big four’; winning tournaments at all levels from ATP 250, ATP 500 and Masters Series, finishing inside the World’s top 10 for five consecutive years and currently occupying seventh place on the all-time list of top career prize money earnings. In 2014 Ferrer also became only the fourth active player to surpass 600 career wins (behind Federer, Nadal and Hewitt) after winning on home soil in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open. The Spaniard would also consider clay as his best surface – winning half of his titles on clay and reaching the 2013 French Open final, falling only to fellow countryman Nadal. Ferrer is a Spanish Davis Cup stalwart and was a key member of the team that won three titles in four years (2008, 2009 and 2011).

tweets at @DavidFerrer87
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga is regarded as one of the most entertaining and likeable players on the Tour and is enjoying a resurgence in his career over the past 18 months to reach the former heights and promise he showed from a young age. As a junior Tsonga won the US Open and reached the semi-finals of the other three Grand Slam tournaments. Tsonga rose through the rankings in 2008 where, as an unseeded player, he reached the final of the Australian Open, defeating Nadal in the semi-finals and eventually losing 3-1 to Djokovic in the final – the only player to take a set off Djokovic. He also won his first Masters Series in Thailand later that year. Tsonga has reached at least the semi-finals of three of the four Grand Slams and is a Davis Cup runner-up with France in both 2010 and 2014. His best results have come on hard court, not least reaching the Australian Open final, but also reaching the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in 2011.

tweets at @tsonga7
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Rafael Nadal

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Rafael Nadal

Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal returns to Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the 7th time. The undisputed ‘King of Clay’ won the French Open at the first time of asking at the age of 19 and is the only male tennis player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times when he lifted the French Open in 2014. Nadal is the youngest of four players in the open era to complete the career Grand Slam after defeating Djokovic in the 2010 US Open and also holds the record for the most ATP Masters series titles (9). The left-handed player has won several ATP awards, including ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2003, ‘Comeback Player of the Year’ in 2013 and ‘Player of the Year’ in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

tweets at @RafaelNadal
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Milos Raonic

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Milos Raonic

Since being crowned ‘ATP Newcomer of the Year’ in 2011, a title held by many of the World’s best players, Raonic has continued his rise through the rankings.  In 2011 Raonic jumped 65 places in a single month,  became the youngest player inside the World’s top 20 in 2012 and the youngest in the World’s top 10 in 2013, reached his first semi-final at Wimbledon in 2014 and broke into the top 4 for the first time in 2015. Raonic poses a constant threat to the top players, with his serve undoubtedly one of the most powerful on the Tour – Djokovic once commentated it “was one of the best serves in the world. Very powerful, very precise.”

tweets at @milosraonic
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Stan Wawrinka

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Stan Wawrinka

Nicknamed ‘Stan the Man’, Wawrinka claimed his maiden Grand Slam title winning the Australian Open in 2014, and added the French Open title in May 2015 to win a Grand Slam for the second consecutive year. He defeated the respective World number 1’s in the final each time; Nadal in 2014 and Djokovic in 2015. Wawrinka’s success on clay was a surprise to many except him, having won the junior French Open title in 2003, a year after turning professional. Career highlights also include winning Olympic Gold in the men’s doubles with Swiss compatriot Roger Federer in Beijing 2008 and helping Switzerland claim the Davis Cup in 2014. Wawrinka’s best weapon is his backhand, regarded has having one of the finest in the game.

tweets at @stanwawrinka
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Kevin Anderson

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Kevin Anderson

Anderson has been playing tennis since the age of six and moved to the United States to play collegiate tennis and progress his career. All three of Anderson’s career titles have come on hard court and he has ended the past five seasons with a hard court win record. Anderson is the highest ranked South African player since Wayne Ferreira, and reached a career high of World number 10 earlier this year; reflective of one of his best seasons to-date – including reaching the final of the Queens Club Championships (losing to Murray) and reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, pushing Djokovic all the way in five sets. However Anderson’s biggest career scalp is arguably beating Andy Murray in the fourth round of the US Open to advance to a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time. At 6’8” Anderson has a powerful serve and has served over 1000 aces already this year!

tweets at @kevinanderson18
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David Ferrer

David Ferrer is one of the most consistent performers outside of the ‘big four’; winning tournaments at all levels from ATP 250, ATP 500 and Masters Series, finishing inside the World’s top 10 for five consecutive years and currently occupying seventh place on the all-time list of top career prize money earnings. In 2014 Ferrer also became only the fourth active player to surpass 600 career wins (behind Federer, Nadal and Hewitt) after winning on home soil in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open. The Spaniard would also consider clay as his best surface – winning half of his titles on clay and reaching the 2013 French Open final, falling only to fellow countryman Nadal. Ferrer is a Spanish Davis Cup stalwart and was a key member of the team that won three titles in four years (2008, 2009 and 2011).

tweets at @DavidFerrer87
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Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Tsonga is regarded as one of the most entertaining and likeable players on the Tour and is enjoying a resurgence in his career over the past 18 months to reach the former heights and promise he showed from a young age. As a junior Tsonga won the US Open and reached the semi-finals of the other three Grand Slam tournaments. Tsonga rose through the rankings in 2008 where, as an unseeded player, he reached the final of the Australian Open, defeating Nadal in the semi-finals and eventually losing 3-1 to Djokovic in the final – the only player to take a set off Djokovic. He also won his first Masters Series in Thailand later that year. Tsonga has reached at least the semi-finals of three of the four Grand Slams and is a Davis Cup runner-up with France in both 2010 and 2014. His best results have come on hard court, not least reaching the Australian Open final, but also reaching the final of the ATP World Tour Finals in 2011.

tweets at @tsonga7
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Rafael Nadal

Fourteen-time Grand Slam Champion Rafael Nadal returns to Mubadala World Tennis Championship for the 7th time. The undisputed ‘King of Clay’ won the French Open at the first time of asking at the age of 19 and is the only male tennis player to win a single Grand Slam tournament nine times when he lifted the French Open in 2014. Nadal is the youngest of four players in the open era to complete the career Grand Slam after defeating Djokovic in the 2010 US Open and also holds the record for the most ATP Masters series titles (9). The left-handed player has won several ATP awards, including ‘Newcomer of the Year’ in 2003, ‘Comeback Player of the Year’ in 2013 and ‘Player of the Year’ in 2008, 2010 and 2013.

tweets at @RafaelNadal
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Milos Raonic

Since being crowned ‘ATP Newcomer of the Year’ in 2011, a title held by many of the World’s best players, Raonic has continued his rise through the rankings.  In 2011 Raonic jumped 65 places in a single month,  became the youngest player inside the World’s top 20 in 2012 and the youngest in the World’s top 10 in 2013, reached his first semi-final at Wimbledon in 2014 and broke into the top 4 for the first time in 2015. Raonic poses a constant threat to the top players, with his serve undoubtedly one of the most powerful on the Tour – Djokovic once commentated it “was one of the best serves in the world. Very powerful, very precise.”

tweets at @milosraonic
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Stan Wawrinka

Nicknamed ‘Stan the Man’, Wawrinka claimed his maiden Grand Slam title winning the Australian Open in 2014, and added the French Open title in May 2015 to win a Grand Slam for the second consecutive year. He defeated the respective World number 1’s in the final each time; Nadal in 2014 and Djokovic in 2015. Wawrinka’s success on clay was a surprise to many except him, having won the junior French Open title in 2003, a year after turning professional. Career highlights also include winning Olympic Gold in the men’s doubles with Swiss compatriot Roger Federer in Beijing 2008 and helping Switzerland claim the Davis Cup in 2014. Wawrinka’s best weapon is his backhand, regarded has having one of the finest in the game.

tweets at @stanwawrinka
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Kevin Anderson

Anderson has been playing tennis since the age of six and moved to the United States to play collegiate tennis and progress his career. All three of Anderson’s career titles have come on hard court and he has ended the past five seasons with a hard court win record. Anderson is the highest ranked South African player since Wayne Ferreira, and reached a career high of World number 10 earlier this year; reflective of one of his best seasons to-date – including reaching the final of the Queens Club Championships (losing to Murray) and reaching the fourth round of Wimbledon, pushing Djokovic all the way in five sets. However Anderson’s biggest career scalp is arguably beating Andy Murray in the fourth round of the US Open to advance to a Grand Slam quarter-final for the first time. At 6’8” Anderson has a powerful serve and has served over 1000 aces already this year!

tweets at @kevinanderson18

Mubadala World Tennis Championship

THE GLOBAL TENNIS SEASON STARTED IN ABU DHABI AT THE 2016 MUBADALA WORLD TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP, 31ST DECEMBER 2015 – 2ND JANUARY 2016.

With the world’s best competing for the Championship title and US $250,000 prize money, 2016 was bigger and better than ever before with a line-up of exciting new players to cheer on court.

14-time Grand Slam winner Rafael Nadal defeated big-hitting Canadian, Milos Raonic to win the trophy in front of a sell-out crowd at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City.

Alongside the centre court action, the weekend of top flight entertainment at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship included a Tennis Village, free to enter for the public, full of family-friendly activities as well as daily autograph sessions with the star players! Nowhere else in the world do fans find the opportunity to get up close to so many of the world’s top players!

Schedule

11:00am
Star Player Clinics
12:00pm
Tennis Village Opens
1:00pm
Kid’s Day Starts / Player Q&A
2:00pm
Hospitality Opens – Two star player visits throughout the day
2:30pm
Autograph signing with Rafael Nadal
2:50pm
Autograph signing with Kevin Anderson
4:00pm
Match 1: Jo-Wilfried Tsonga vs David Ferrer
Tsonga
1
1
Ferrer
6
6
6:00pm
Match 2: Milos Raonic vs Kevin Anderson
Raonic
6
6
Anderson
3
4

12:00pm
Star Player Clinics
12:00pm
Tennis Village Opens
1:10pm
Autograph signing with Star Player
1:45pm
Autograph signing with Stan Wawrinka
2:00pm
Hospitality Opens – Two star player visits throughout the day
2:30pm
Fifth Place Match, followed by a short Emirati Doubles Play-off: Kevin Anderson vs Feliciano Lopez
Anderson
6
6
Lopez
7
7
5:00pm
Semi-final 1: Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer
Nadal
6
6
6
Ferrer
3
7
3
7:00pm
Semi-final 2: Stan Wawrinka vs Milos Raonic
Wawrinka
5
5
Raonic
7
7
9:00pm
Cocktail Reception @ Yas Viceroy

12:00pm
Star Player Clinics
12:00pm
Tennis Village Opens
2:00pm
Hospitality Opens – Two star player visits throughout the day
2:00pm
Q&A with Rafael Nadal's coach, Tony Nadal, on the Clinic Court
3:30pm
Autograph signing with Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
3:45pm
Autograph signing with Milos Raonic
5:00pm
Third Place Match: David Ferrer vs Stan Wawrinka
Ferrer
6
6
10
Wawrinka
7
4
8
7:00pm
Championship Match: Rafael Nadal vs Milos Raonic
Nadal
7
6
Raonic
6
3
9:00pm
(approx.) Championship Award Ceremony

Tickets

 

Tickets for the 2016/17 Mubadala World Tennis Championship will go on sale soon.