Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Abu Dhabi - Mubadala World Tennis Championship

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is one of the region’s most eagerly anticipated sporting events which will bring six of the world’s top tennis players to the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex in Zayed Sports City for three days of thrilling action to entertain the entire family over the new year.

The Players

The global tennis season starts here with true legends of the game competing for top honours and USD $250,000 prize money that includes current World #1 and defending champion Rafael Nadal along with 16-time grand slam winner and World #2 Roger Federer, as well as last year’s finalist Robin Soderling, the excitable Jo-Wilfried Tsonga from France, fast charging Tomas Berdych from the Czech Republic and rounded out with Cyprus’ Marcos Baghdatis.

Alongside the stars competing this year at the three day event, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship will feature a multitude of other attractions including a unique spectator village full of interactive components and family-friendly areas to engage and entertain visitors.

Through community engagement programs like the Mubadala Community Cup and the Mubadala Tennis In Schools Program, the event is quickly positioning itself as an event ‘where something is always happening’ on the UAE event calendar as it works to raise awareness of the benefits of tennis and the importance of living an active healthy lifestyle, whilst leaving a legacy for the community beyond the tournament.

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.

The Venue

Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex
at Zayed Sports City

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