The tennis fans in Abu Dhabi are going to have a fantastic time this year with the presence of top names at the MWTC, such as Stefanos Tsitsipas, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, Daniil Medvedev, Amanda Aisimova and Maria Sharapova.
The Greek sensation is currently enjoying his holiday in Iceland, and he agreed to play the prestigious exhibition in Abu Dhabi. Stefanos was already one of the most interesting prospect in tennis at the beginning of the year, but now he is widely considered among the best tennis players in the world. The Greek captured the attention of the media all over the world after his triumph at the recent ATP Finals.
Tsitsipas excited about playing in Abu Dhabi
The world no.6 commented:
“This is my first time coming to Abu Dhabi, and I want to make a great first impression at this tournament. I’ve heard amazing things about the Mubadala World Tennis Championship and Abu Dhabi. The weather and the facilities make for the perfect destination to start the 2020 season and the organizers are putting together a really strong line-up. You want to compete against the best at every opportunity and this Championship provides the chance to compete against the world’s top players.”
John Lickrish, the chief executive of Flash Entertainment that has been organizing the event, commented: “Bringing the best of international tennis talent to Abu Dhabi is always our priority and Stefanos Tsitsipas is a rising star in the men’s game. At just 21, he has shown he can stand with the best. He is an exciting player with a very bright future, and his dynamism and character are sure to be a big hit with spectators.”
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be played 19th-21st December and even if this will be an “all-male” championship, rising star Amanda Anisimova and Maria Sharapova will delight the local crowd with an exhibition match.
Stefanos Tsitsipas’s ranking and performance in 2019
Ranked no.6, Tsitsipas played his last match on the 17th of November when he overcame Dominic Thiem 6-76 6-2 7-64 in the final in London to win his 4th career title.
This year the Greek has a 53-25 win-loss record. Tsitsipas has won 3 titles in 2019 in Marseille, in Estoril and in London. Stefanos was the finalist in Dubai, in Madrid and in Beijing.
Nadal in London, ranking, and results in 2019
Stefanos Tsitsipas and Rafael Nadal played each other 6 times. The head to head is 5-1 for Nadal.
The last time that they fought against each other, Rafael Nadal won 6-74 6-4 7-5 in the R in London on the 15th November 2019.
Here the highlights.