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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 25 September 2018

Dominic Thiem 'really looking forward' to Abu Dhabi visit for Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Austrian world No 8 has been confirmed for the tournament alongside Rafael Nadal and Milos Raonic.

Dominic Thiem. Geoff Burke / Reuters
Dominic Thiem. Geoff Burke / Reuters

Dominic Thiem has said he "can't wait to play against the best in the world" when the world No 8 makes his first appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) at the end of the year.

Thiem, 23, has been confirmed for the 10th edition of the tournament alongside world No 1 and four-time MWTC champion Rafael Nadal and world No 11 Milos Raonic.

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“This will be my first ever appearance at Mubadala World Tennis Championship but I know how popular it is with some of my fellow players so am excited to be participating this year," Thiem said.

"I’m really looking forward to visiting Abu Dhabi and meeting the fans there, as I hear the crowd is great and I can’t wait to play in such a brilliant atmosphere against the best in the world.”

Thiem is currently in New York to compete at the US Open, the final grand slam of the season, where he is seeded sixth.

Taking place December 28-30 at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, MWTC has been used as a warm-up event for the new season by top players since its inaugural year in 2009.

MWTC is a six-player tournament that sees the top two-ranked players enter at the semi-final stage, with the remaining four battling it out from the quarter-finals. A winner-takes-all cheque of $250,000 (Dh918,200) is up for grabs.

To celebrate the 10th edition of MWTC a batch of early tickets have been released, starting from Dh50. Tickets to the Championship are on sale via www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin Megastores across the UAE.

For more information about the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, visit: www.mubadalawtc.com.

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