When does Nadal play his first game in Abu Dhabi: rival, date and time

Rafa Nadal clenches a fist when celebrating a point.

Rafa Nadal returns to competition. After missing much of the season due to his foot injury, the Manacor returns to the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. It is a championship that is not bad, because He holds the record for the most appearances in finals, with a total of six. And of those, it has been proclaimed winner five times: 2010, 2011, two in 2016 and 2019.

Debut date and time

The tournament will start on Thursday 16, but the twenty-time Grand Slams champion will hit the track at Zayed Sports City on Friday the 17th at 4:00 p.m..

Who will be Nadal’s rival?

In total, six male tennis players will fight to lift the trophy: Taylor Fritz, Denis Shapovalov, Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Andrey Rublev.

The number 6 of the ATP ranking is released from the first round that will be played on the same day of the start. Therefore, the possible rival he will debut with will be the winner of Dan Evans – Andy Murray.

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