Mubadala World Tennis Championship Preview: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray Lead Six-Man Field In Abu Dhabi

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So often in recent years, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship signals the unofficial welcoming of the new tennis season. And in its 13th edition since the tournament’s inception in 2009, the event will return to the Zayed Sports City (16-18 December), in Abu Dhabi, after a one-season hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. The three-day […] READ MORE


Mubadala World Tennis Championship Semifinal Predictions Including Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas

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We arrive in the semifinals of the 2019 Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Will it come down to the one match everyone has been waiting for? We look at Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas, as well as Rafael Nadal vs Karen Khachanov. Novak Djokovic vs Stefanos Tsitsipas Head-to-head: 2-2 Embed from Getty Images Although one could have […] READ MORE



Serena Williams returns in a losing effort to Ostapenko in Abu Dhabi

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Serena Williams’ first match in almost a whole year, ended in a tight defeat to Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko. You could argue that Serena’s return to the women’s game was the return that everyone had been waiting for since she stepped away from the tour to give birth to her first child. Williams was […] READ MORE


Andy Murray Looks Rusty In Return To Action In Abu Dhabi

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Andy Murray made his big return to tennis after a longstanding right hip injury that had massively impacted him towards the second half of the 2017 tennis season. He had only played one match in five months, that being the brief exhibition appearance in Scotland, where he played Roger Federer in a match that really […] READ MORE


After Giving Birth in September, Serena Williams Set to Return to Tennis at Mubadala World Tennis Championships Next Week

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Serena Williams will make her long-awaited playing comeback in Abu Dhabi next week following the birth of her daughter Alexis Olympia, a little over three months ago. The legendary American won a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam singles title at the Australian Open earlier this year, edging her sister Venus Williams in straight sets, and was […] READ MORE


Rafael Nadal Pulls Out of Abu Dhabi Exhibition

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World No.1 player Rafael Nadal has pulled out of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition in Abu Dhabi next week. This latest piece of news is yet another setback to the beginning of the 2018 season and casts some serious doubt as to whether Nadal will be ready to play some competitive tennis by the […] READ MORE


The Decline of Exhibition Tennis

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Tennis, outside of the Grand Slam tournaments, once grew in popularity in large part due to exhibition tennis that was played for a profit by the world’s best tennis players before the “Open Era”. These exhibitions had a way of introducing more fans to the sport, and providing for innovation and change as well, in […] READ MORE