Murray to star in Abu Dhabi

By for MurraysWorld.com on
Andy Murray is set to play in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship exhibition tournament for the first time since the tournament's inauguration in 2009, where two time champion Rafael Nadal is hoping to make his return to the sport. Novak Djokovic, David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych and Janko Tipsarevic also feature.

The tournament runs from the 27th to the 29th of December and finishes two days prior to the start of the new tennis season. Due to a mix up with the seeding, the US Open champion finds himself seeded third and will face Janko Tipsarevic in the first round on Wednesday 27th December at 5pm local time. The winner will face Rafael Nadal in the semi-finals.

Although only an exhibition tournament, and thus no ranking points on offer, it is still expected that the players will be looking to take this tournament seriously with the new season lurking just around the corner.
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Thanks for the info TMH Smile

Waiting for 27th...
December 20, 2012, 01:00 PM
By Sabine

Is it the first time Luke?  I remember he played in something similar I think it was 3 years ago and won it but perhaps it was a different exhibition tournament in same part of the world? It had the top players I remember.
December 20, 2012, 02:05 PM
By Ruthie

Is it the first time Luke?  I remember he played in something similar I think it was 3 years ago and won it but perhaps it was a different exhibition tournament in same part of the world? It had the top players I remember.
It appears you are right, bad research on my part. Thanks, will update the OP.
December 20, 2012, 02:28 PM
By TheMadHatter

Is it being covered by tv ?
December 20, 2012, 06:11 PM
By Tessie

Is it being covered by tv ?

It'll be on Sky.
December 20, 2012, 06:26 PM
By batz

no it's only on ESPN but if you have sky sports you can upgrade for £10 for a month
December 20, 2012, 07:22 PM
By Ruthie

I'm looking forward to see Nadal back in action - purely to see how he performs after his six month lay-off.  An Andy/Rafa match should be very interesting, if Andy beats Tipsy.

Btw - Abu Dhabi is GMT+4, so 5 pm=1 pm here.
December 21, 2012, 01:49 AM
By Aileen

Andy better beat tipsy or i will be hunting him down lol  pray ......i have just added espn to my sky package soley for this. So i want my moneys worth, on saying that brisbane isnt on my sky package so at least i will catch that also albeit from quarter finals.
December 21, 2012, 07:11 AM
By angiebabez

I can't see how Andy is going to manage in Brisbane just a few days later, especially if he gets to the final, because he faces a 15 hour flight and also Brisbane is 6 hrs ahead of AD.  But Shrug
December 21, 2012, 10:35 AM
By Aileen

I can't see how Andy is going to manage in Brisbane just a few days later, especially if he gets to the final, because he faces a 15 hour flight and also Brisbane is 6 hrs ahead of AD.  But Shrug

1st Round he'll get a bye anyway.
December 21, 2012, 11:27 AM
By ProdigyEng

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