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Dubai Padel Cup to become city’s latest sporting spectacle

He is the joint record holder of the most male Grand Slam titles

By Zoe Patterson November 4, 2021
Calling all tennis fans and sporting enthusiasts. Are you as hyped about the Mubadala World Tennis Championship coming to Abu Dhabi as we are? With so many cool sporting events and activities in Abu Dhabi, we’re feeling fit just thinking about it.

Now we have one more reason to get excited, with record-holding tennis champion, Rafael Nadal, is returning to Abu Dhabi to join the championship in December. Game, set, match.

Nadal is looking to defend his title and make it six victories at the Arabian Gulf’s leading professional tennis competition. He is the joint record holder of most male Grand Slam titles and will be making his 11th appearance at the championship.

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His confirmation means two of the world’s top ten male players will be competing. He’ll be joining Casper Ruud, Dominic Thiem, and Denis Shapovalov in a series of elimination matches at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City from Thursday, December 16 to Saturday, December 18.

They will be joined by US Open women’s champion, Emma Raducanu, who will be taking on Tokyo Olympics gold medal winner Belinda Bencic.

Ticketholders 12 years or above must present their Green Pass on the Alhosn app, showing their fully vaccinated status, as well as a negative PCR test, result valid for no more than 96 hours to gain entry to the venue. Ticketholders under 12 years of age must show a negative PCR test result valid for no more than 96 hours. All fans will be required to wear masks at all times and maintain social distancing during the event.

Sounds like an ace to us. We can’t wait.