Rafael Nadal to Make December Return in Abu Dhabi

Updated: 08 November 2016 14:08 IST

Rafael Nadal's 2016 season was plagued by physical problems and he cut his campaign short in October to recover fully to target a return to Grand Slam glory in 2017

Rafael Nadal to Make December Return in Abu Dhabi
Rafael Nadal, a three-time winner at Abu Dhabi, will be joined by new world number one Andy Murray. © AFP

Madrid:

Rafael Nadal, fourteen-time Grand Slam champion, will make his return to action at the Mubadala World Tennis Championships exhibition event in Abu Dhabi at the end of December.

Nadal's 2016 season was plagued by physical problems and he cut his campaign short in October to recover fully to target a return to Grand Slam glory in 2017.

"Excited to announce my first tournament back will be in Abu Dhabi at the #MubadalaWorldTennisChampionship in December," the Spaniard posted on his Twitter account on Monday.

Nadal, a three-time winner of the event, will be joined by new world number one Andy Murray, Milos Raonic, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, David Goffin and Thomas Berdych in the six-man event from December 29-31.

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Highlights
  • Nadal will make his return to action in December at Abu Dhabi
  • Nadal has been plagued by physical problems in 2016
  • Nadal has won the World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi 3 times
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