To the joy of many long suffering Rafael Nadal fans and the tennis community, the Spaniard has confirmed that he will return to tennis later this month for the Abu Dhabi exhibition event.
“Can’t wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month. I won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in 2010 and 2011 – would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!” Nadal wrote on his Facebook page earlier today.
In his much-anticipated return, Nadal will join Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and countryman David Ferrer at the event which begins in just over two weeks on December 27 in the UAE. Rafa has already been awarded a bye into the semifinals so he’ll play his first match since Wimbledon on Friday, December 28.
Nadal is scheduled to play Doha and then the Australian Open.
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