Big names announced for Tennis World Champs
World number one Rafael Nadal will return to Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, Flash has announced.
Alongside world number two Roger Federer, Robin Soderling
, Tomas Berdych, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Marcos Baghdatis will join Nadal at the event, set to take place from December 30 2010 to January 1 2011.
The recently upgraded Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex and Zayed Sports City will play host to the tournament, which for many players, marks the start to their season.
Reigning champ and and world number one Rafael Nadal said; “Abu Dhabi is a very special place to me. I’ve enjoyed the best season of my career so far and it all started with a victory in Abu Dhabi, so it holds great memories. The early season momentum gained in Abu Dhabi is good preparation for the Australian Open.”
The twenty-four year old Spaniard followed up his season opening win in Abu Dhabi writing his name into the record books, by becoming just the seventh player in history and the youngest player in the Open Era, to complete the Career Grand-Slam. Eager to return, Nadal added; “Everything about Abu Dhabi and the tournament from the weather, facilities and the atmosphere in the stadium, make it the ideal place to start my season. Having seen the strength of the field, I look forward to returning to defend my title in a fantastic city that loves tennis and is emerging as one of the world’s great sporting destinations.”
Tickets for the 3-day event are available now.
what the hell, Robin? again exos?