x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Double vision for two of the UAE's big hitters

UAE tennis stars will play demonstration match with world-class players during tournament.

Top Emirati tennis players will bash it out on centre court tomorrow when they join two of the world's best players for a doubles tie-break play-off to 10 points at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship.

Hamad Janahi, 22, and Abdulrahman Al Janahi , 18, will face off against the fifth and sixth finishers of the three-day tournament.

Janahi, the UAE's second-ranked player, said the demonstration was more about encouraging the next generation of Emirati players.

"To go on to centre court and play with such legends is going to be an obvious career highlight. This type of opportunity is so special and is another great example of what this tournament is all about."

Al Janahi, who is the country's No 3 player, said he was looking forward to the experience and the atmosphere.

"To be invited to play doubles with some of the greatest players to have ever played the game in Abu Dhabi's world-class tournament is a huge honour. I know whatever players are involved they'll make sure more memorable moments are created."

EHarnan@thenational.ae