Andy as well as Emma Raducanu will take part in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi next month.The three-day exhibition event runs from 16-18 December.
Andy, who won the title here at its inaugural edition 12 years ago and again in 2015, will be joined at the MWTC by defending and five-time champion Rafael Nadal, world No 5 Andrey Rublev, former US Open winner Dominic Thiem, world No 8 Casper Ruud, and 19th-ranked Denis Shapovalov. The one-off women's match will be contested by US Open champion Emma Raducanu and Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic.
“I’ve got many happy memories of Abu Dhabi and I’m looking forward to returning.” said Murray. “With Emma also playing on day one, we will be flying the flag for British tennis and looking to put on a strong display."
“Andy has a special place in Abu Dhabi as the first champion of this tournament back in 2009," said John Lickrish, CEO of Flash Entertainment, the tournament's owners. "With his return completing our line-up, this year’s field is one of the strongest in the Championship’s history with the perfect blend of youth and experience, Abu Dhabi crowd favourites and exciting debutants. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic three-day festival on and off court.”
The six-player men's tournament will see the top two seeds receive byes to the semi-finals, with the remaining four players going head-to-head in the quarter-finals. Fifth-place and third-place playoffs will be contested by the losers from each round.
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