Preview of Mubadala World Tennis Championship from December 27th 2018 to 29th December 2018


The opening of the 2019 Men’s and Women’s tour season begins with the 11th running of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship from Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates and this year sees an all star line up of players including Novak Djokovic, Rafa Nadal, Serena Williams and Venus Williams all competing.


Many of the World’s greatest players have opened their seasons at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. Over 135,000 tennis fans have enjoyed the action on and off the court in the last ten editions of the event, and fans are set to experience the same this year! As always, unrivalled star player access to the public, sets the MWTC apart from any other tennis event on the planet


Where is the tournament held?

The 11th Mubadala World Championship is competed for at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, UAE


What dates does the tournament run?

December 27th, 2018 until December 29th, 2018


What court surface is the tournament played on?

The surface is outdoor hard courts



How many players and how many seeds are in the tournament?

There are a total of 6 men and 2 women in the singles


Who is the reigning Champion?

In 2017, Kevin Anderson won the tournament beating Roberto Bautista in the final 6-4, 7-6

Where can I buy tickets for the tournament?

You can buy tickets online by clicking here


How can I follow the tournament without going there?

To watch the live scores of every match in this tournament as they happen you can use the Tennishead exclusive Live Scores service here. You can also follow this tournament on their official Twitter here

Who has entered the 2019 tournament draw? (This may change nearer the time depending on injuries)

Novak Djokovic

Rafael Nadal

Kevin Anderson

Dominic Thiem

Hyeon Chung

Karen Khachanov

Serena Williams

Venus Williams


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