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 compete for the trophy: Taylor Fritz, Denis Shapovalov, Dan Evans, Andy Murray, Rafa Nadal and Andrey Rublev. Nadal, who makes his direct debut in the semifinals, will face Andy Murray, who defeated his British compatriot Daniel Evans (6-3, 6-2) in the quarterfinals. The other semifinal will be played by Rublev, who also makes his debut in this round, against Denis Shapovalov, who defeated the American Fritz (6-3, 6-0) in the quarterfinals.
Internet: follow the Abu Dhabi 2021 tournament on As.com
In AS you can also follow a wide coverage of the tournament, with chronicles and direct of the main matches of the tournament both in its men’s and women’s edition. With us you will have the best minute by minute, the most impressive images of the meeting and the statements of the protagonists, as well as the chronicle as soon as the games are finished.