Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Tennis Championship marks 50 days before tournament start

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The first day of this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be "Kid's Day" for the second year running. (Supplied)
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The Emirati capital is also making way for the best in the men’s game, with World No.2 Rafael Nadal (pictured) and World No.4 Daniil Medvedev already confirmed. (Supplied)
Updated 30 October 2019

Abu Dhabi's Mubadala Tennis Championship marks 50 days before tournament start

  • On the court, spectators are guaranteed world-class tennis action
  • Now in its 12th edition, tournament is taking place Dec. 19-21

ABU DHABI: The first day of this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship will be "Kid's Day," with organizers announcing on Wednesday that children under 12 can enter for free.

Now in its 12th edition, and taking place Dec. 19-21, the Abu Dhabi tournament's Tennis Village will also host autograph signing sessions and Q&A panels with the world's best players, as well as a range of activities and competitions at Zayed Sports City in the UAE capital.

On the court, spectators are also guaranteed world-class tennis action across all three days, including on the first day, with the much-anticipated women’s exhibition match featuring 5-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova against rising star Amanda Anisimova.

The Emirati capital is also making way for the best in the men’s game, with World No.2 Rafael Nadal and World No.4 Daniil Medvedev already confirmed in the six-player line-up for the men’s draw. 

To mark 50 days to go before the tournament starts, the championship organizers are offering an exclusive experience for one lucky ticketholder. From Wednesday, the next 50 spectators who purchase tickets will stand a chance of winning an all-inclusive Abu Dhabi ‘daycation’ for two at the Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, the official hotel partner for the championship.

Tickets starting from AED100 ($27) for adults are available exclusively here or by calling 800 86 823 from within the UAE or +971 4 366 2289 from outside the country, and at all Virgin Megastores across the UAE. Three-day packages are also available with savings of 20%. 

For more information on Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2019 visit www.mubadalawtc.com


Title, not invincible tag, the most important goal for Salah

Updated 18 min 52 sec ago

Title, not invincible tag, the most important goal for Salah

LONDON: Mohamed Salah says Liverpool’s focus is solely on ending a 30-year wait to win the Premier League title, rather than doing so by going the whole season unbeaten.

Jurgen Klopp’s men have dropped just 2 points in 21 games to set a new record for Europe’s top five leagues of 61 points from a possible 63 to start the campaign.

That has propelled the European champions into a 14-point lead over title holders Manchester City with a game in hand, but Salah insists the Reds are still taking their title challenge one game at a time ahead of Manchester United’s visit to Anfield on Sunday.

“We don’t think about being unbeaten until the end of the season. If we do that, it would be great, but at the end of the day we just want to win the Premier League. That’s the most important thing,” Salah told Premier League Productions.

“Unbeaten or not, it’s not necessary — we want to win the Premier League.”

Liverpool could move a massive 30 points clear of United with victory on Sunday, but the Red Devils are the only side to take points off them this season after a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford in October.

Salah missed that match through injury and is keen to make up for lost time in the clash between English football’s two most successful sides.

“We need to win, we need to carry on in our way — the way we’ve been doing since the beginning of the season and since last year,” added the Egyptian.

“Of course we know it’s big for the fans, for the city and for us. But at the end of the day, we play the game to win.”