Ruud, Shapovalov Sign up for MWTC in Abu Dhabi


A pair of top 15 stars will shine in the desert in December.

Casper Ruud and Denis Shapovalov Step onto the field for the 13th annual Mubadala World Tennis Championship taking place December 16-18 at the International Tennis Center in Abu Dhabi. 16.-18. December.

The couple join the US Open champion Emma Raducan and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic in the commitment to the trade fair event.

The Norwegian Ruud is arguably the best improved player on this year's ATP Tour, having won five Tour titles in 2021. Ruud's most recent title run came at the San Diego Open, making it the first Norwegian to crack the top 10 of the ATP.

"I've had a great season this year and I'm excited to make my debut at this year's Mubadala World Tennis Championship," said Ruud. "I want to keep improving next year, so Abu Dhabi offers an opportunity in December." Playing against the best in the world to prepare for another big season while exploring a new destination and new cultures. "

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Canadian star Shapovalov achieved his best Grand Slam results when reaching the semifinals at Wimbledon and became one of only two Canadian men to achieve an ATP top 10 placement in 2020.

"It's always nice to play in a new city and have the opportunity to see and do different things," said Shapovalov. "I'm excited to come to Abu Dhabi to see all it has to offer and I've heard great things." about the venue, so I'm looking forward to playing against the best in the world and putting on a show for the fans. "

In accordance with the latest Abu Dhabi government guidelines for live events, the 13th Mubadala World Tennis Championship is ready to greet fans at full capacity.

Tickets from AED 100 for adults and AED 50 for children are available from and Virgin Megastores in the United Arab Emirates.

In accordance with current government protocols, measures will be taken in the stadium and throughout the Tennis Village to ensure the health and safety of fans, players and officials. Premier hospitality tickets are available, offering fans a premium F&B menu and courtyard seating for prime views and an unparalleled experience. Further details can be found on


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