Monday, December 8, 2008

Top Players Head to Abu Dhabi on New Year's Day

For all the tennis freaks out there who are just dying for a proper tennis fix since the season ended; well your hopes could be answered on New Year's day if you head to the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi, where 6 of the top 10 tennis players will be taking part in the first edition of the Capitala World Tennis Championship.

The tournament will take place between the 1st and 3rd of January at the spectacular 5,000-seater Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at Zayed Sports City. The event will feature Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko, Andy Roddick and James Blake, where the winner bags a $250,000 cheque.

'I am really looking forward to playing in Abu Dhabi. The player field is very strong and the location is beautiful. It is always exciting to play in new facilities and I am sure Abu Dhabi will be up there with the best of them. We all hope that this event will return year after year and set the standard for tennis lovers in the region,' said world number 2, Roger Federer.

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