US Open semi-finalist Pablo Carreno Busta has confirmed his participation in the 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex from December 28-30.
The 26-year-old Spaniard who lost to eventual losing finalist Kevin Anderson at Flushing Meadows earlier this month has since risen to his highest career ranking of World No. 10. He will now take on World No. 1 and four-time MWTC champion Rafael Nadal in Abu Dhabi, whom he lost against in the quarter-finals of this year’s French Open.
Busta, who claimed his third ATP title at the Estoril Open in Portugal in May, will also compete against World No. 7 Dominic Thiem. The two went head-to-head earlier this year in the final of the Rio Open, with Thiem coming out on top.
With Nadal recently securing his 16th Grand Slam at the US Open against former MWTC participant Anderson, the 10th edition of the event will be one to watch.
Busta said, “I am very excited to be competing in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship against the world’s top players. This will be my first time competing in the Middle East and I’m looking forward to meeting the fans in the UAE. To take home the trophy would be an amazing feeling.”
With two more players still to be announced, the one-of-a-kind tennis championship is guaranteed to get spectators out of their seats. To celebrate the landmark 10th edition, MWTC will be giving away money-can’t-buy prizes on the 10th of every month, including a place in a star player coaching clinic, performing the coin-toss before a match and much more.
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