Andrey Rublev returns to Mubadala tennis world championship in Abu Dhabi


Andrei Rublev
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World No.5 Andrey Rublev returns to Abu Dhabi this winter to try his third chance at the Mubadala Tennis World Championship, as the tennis experience prepares for a smashing comeback at the International Tennis Center, Zayed Sports City , in Abu Dhabi from December 16 to 18.

The Russian tennis star, who has had a successful season, is familiar with the championship having made his Abu Dhabi debut in 2017 and lining up for the 12th edition in 2019. Rublev’s confirmation means that the championship now has five of the 20 best male players in the world. , as well as US Open women’s champion Emma Raducanu and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic, lining up for the three-day festival.

With star-studded projection guaranteed, the spectator experience was further enhanced after championship owners Flash Entertainment announced that the championship would be running at full capacity. The announcement followed the update of COVID-19 related protocols for events, giving fans a must-see opportunity to step into the holiday season in style. The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is also open to international visitors after Abu Dhabi recently lifted quarantine requirements for fully vaccinated travelers.

“We have raised the bar every year since the inception of the Mubadala Tennis World Championship and we always strive to bring the best players in the world to Abu Dhabi. Andrey’s confirmation means we now have five truly world-class players lined up for the exciting comeback of the championship, ”said John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment.

“Andrey has a strong connection to the championship and has many followers in the United Arab Emirates, so his return, in a full stadium, will undoubtedly create a lot of excitement among tennis fans in the United Arab Emirates and beyond. “

Rublev is relishing his return to the capital of the United Arab Emirates, having enjoyed a successful season in which he reached a career-high No.5 in the world, won a gold medal in mixed doubles at the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 and won the ATP title in Rotterdam – his eighth career title – as well as recording 47 singles wins.

“It’s really exciting to go back to Abu Dhabi and play in front of the fans there. They really know their tennis and make a real difference. And, with the event at full capacity, it will be a great way to start a busy 2022 season, ”said the 24-year-old.

Tickets, starting at AED 100 for adults and AED 50 for children, are available from Ticketmaster and Virgin Megastores across the United Arab Emirates.


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