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Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2010 - 1 Jan 2011)

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THE FORMAT
Six of the world’s top men’s players will compete in a single elimination series of matches with Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer being granted the top two seeds and therefore being given a bye from Thursday’s first day matches (30th December 2010). Semi-Final matches will take place on day 2 with the final and consolation (3rd & 4th place) matches taking place on Saturday 1st January 2011.

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Rafael Nadal
Roger Federer
Robin Soderling
Tomas Berdych
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
Marcos Baghdatis

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Re: Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec - 1 Jan)

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Nadal, Federer to start season in Abu Dhabi

World numbers one and two will be joined by other Grand Slam finalists in Mubadala Championship in December

By M. Satya Narayan, Senior Reporter
Published: 00:05 November 2, 2010


Abu Dhabi: World No 1 Rafael Nadal and No 2 Roger Federer have confirmed that they will, for the third successive year, launch their campaign for the new season in Abu Dhabi.

Nadal, the defending champion, and Federer, will be joined by four other Grand Slam finalists — World No 5 Robin Soderling, No 6 Tomas Berdych, No 13 Jo-Wilfred Tsonga and No 20 Marcos Baghdatis — in the three-day Mubadala World Tennis Championship starting on December 30.

The six players will chase the winner-take-all prize fund of $250,000 (Dh917,500) but more significantly will be starting off their preparations with the year's first Grand Slam, the Australian Open, on their radar.

"Abu Dhabi is a very special place to me," Nadal said in a message. "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."

Federer said: "To win the Mubadala World Tennis Championship against such a strong field will be the perfect start to the 2011 season, as this world class tournament has put Abu Dhabi on the global tennis stage. Abu Dhabi is a place I always want to win in".

At a press conference here at the recently upgraded Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex where the event will be held, Abdullah Al Shamsi, representing title sponsors Mubadala said: "Apart from our aim to bring world class sporting activating to Abu Dhabi and build the profile of Abu Dhabi we are also committed to the local community with our Mubadala Tennis in School programme and the Mubadala Community Cup".

John Lickrish, Managing Director, FLASH Entertainment said: "The global tennis season starts right here in Abu Dhabi with the Mubadala World Tennis Championship".

"Every single player is of grand-slam pedigree, with each having played in or won at least one grand-slam final, so it is going to be intense on-court action from start to finish," Lickrish said.

The Championship runs from 30th December 2010 to January 1, 2011.
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Re: Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2010 - 1 Jan 2011)

Baghdatis wants to burn out again it seems

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Baghdatis wants to burn out again it seems
most importantly, Marcos will go out there and have fun. plus he's always enjoyed playing in Arabic countries and playing in Abu Dhabi is great.

here's the audio interview Marcos gave just after his quarterfinal win over Michael Berrer in Dubai a few months ago.
http://wm.world.mii-streaming.net/me...baghdatis4.mp3
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most importantly, Marcos will go out there and have fun. plus he's always enjoyed playing in Arabic countries and playing in Abu Dhabi is great.

here's the audio interview Marcos gave just after his quarterfinal win over Michael Berrer in Dubai a few months ago.
http://wm.world.mii-streaming.net/me...baghdatis4.mp3

baghdatis will not burn from this exhibition for sure...IMG is behind this field..and by the way...i was in aviation college during marco's superb week in dubai back in february....

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Re: Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2010 - 1 Jan 2011)

The draw (World ranking in parenthesis):

December 30

3.00 pm - Marcos Baghdatis (20) vs Tomas Berdych (6)

5.00 pm - Robin Soderling (5) vs Jo-Wilfred Tsonga (13)

December 31

3.00 pm- Roger Federer (2) vs (Winner of Soderling-Tsonga tie)

5.00 pm- Rafael Nadal (1) vs (Winner of Baghdatis vs Berdych tie)

January 1, 2011


3.00 pm - Third place match

5.00 pm Final
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baghdatis will not burn from this exhibition for sure...IMG is behind this field..and by the way...i was in aviation college during marco's superb week in dubai back in february....
But he is playing too much just like this year...

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But he is playing too much just like this year...


marcos is relaxing at limassol right now...he protected himself from being further injured after vienna...

dont worry my friend...this is a worming event...no stress..marcos will just use it to comeback smoothly

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Re: Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2010 - 1 Jan 2011)

Quarterfinals: Berdych - Baghdatis 6:3, 3:6, 7:5; Soderling - Tsonga 6:4, 6:7 (5), 6:1.

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Semifinals: Federer - Berdych; Nadal - Soderling.
Semifinals: Federer - Soderling; Nadal - Berdych

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Semifinals: Federer - Soderling 6:7 (3), 6:3, 6:3; Nadal - Berdych.

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It will be a Nadal vs. Federer final! Nadal beat Berdych 6-4, 6-4 in the second semi-final. 3rd time they meet in the last month.
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Re: Mubadala World Tennis Championship (Abu Dhabi, 30 Dec 2010 - 1 Jan 2011)

Fedal may be interesting match ...but hope Sod-Brdy for third might be the ringer.
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