The superstars who will be playing at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Meet the world tennis superstars who will be shining at the Mobadla World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between December 27-19.

 
Novak Djokovic
WORLD RANKING:     NO.1
BORN:                         MAY 22, 1987
HEIGHT:                     6’2” (188 CM)
BIRTHPLACE:            BELGRADE, SERBIA
RESIDENCE:            MONTE CARLO, MONACO
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World no. 1 Novak Djokovic, is looking to defend his crown at the 2012 Mubadala World Tennis Championship after taking the title last year in Abu Dhabi!
The 2012 season marked another spectacular year for the Serbian star! Winner of the Australian Open in an epic five hour and 53 minutes performance against Nadal, finalist at Roland Garos and the US Open whilst just recently winning his second World Tour Masters 1000.
ON-COURT TRIVIA
Nole may have incredible on court skills, but it seems his on-court Gangnam Style dance may be even better!
OFF-COURT TRIVIA
Not only is Novak great at imitating Sharapova’s on-court routine, he is also a great sportsman having been named the Laureus World Sportsman of the Year in February this year!  
STATISTICS    2012    CAREER
SINGLES RECORD    75-12    469-123
SINGLES TITLES    6    34
PRIZE MONEY    $12,799,921    $39,926,473

Andy Murray
WORLD RANKING:     NO.3
BORN:                         MAY 15, 1987
HEIGHT:                   6'3" (190 CM)
BIRTHPLACE:             DUNBLANE, SCOTLAND
RESIDENCE:            LONDON, ENGLAND
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Murray had a breakout year in 2012 winning 3 titles including of the US Open, making him the first British man to win a Grand Slam singles title since Fred Perry in 1933. Murray also took one of the most prestigious titles of all, Gold Medal at the London Olympic Games!
ON-COURT TRIVIA
Murray is the only man to win the Olympic Gold and the US Open back-to-back
OFF-COURT TRIVIA
Murray is a big fan of the TV comedy show “Entourage” and his favourite musician is 50 Cent.
STATISTICS    2012    CAREER
SINGLES RECORD    56-16    379-123
SINGLES TITLES    3    24
PRIZE MONEY    $5,684,272    $22,559,293

Rafael Nadal
WORLD RANKING:      NO.4
BORN:                       JUNE 3, 1986
HEIGHT:        6'1" (185 cm)
BIRTHPLACE:                Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
RESIDENCE:        Manacor, Mallorca, Spain
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The only two-time Abu Dhabi Champion, Nadal is making his fifth Mubadala World Tennis Championship appearance. With a match record of 23-1 on clay this year, Nadal took his 7th French Open title, and 11th Grand Slam title this year.
Abu Dhabi welcomes Nadal to centre court after having been forced to withdraw from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 events in Toronto and Cincinnati as well as the US Open with a knee injury.
ON-COURT TRIVIA
The King of Clay will be returning for his first tournament back since his recent injury!
OFF-COURT TRIVIA
Founder of the Nadal Tennis School in Anantpur, India, which hosts district, state and national-level tournaments putting equal emphasis on children’s education and tennis training.
STATISTICS    2012    CAREER
SINGLES RECORD    42-6    583-121
SINGLES TITLES    4    50
PRIZE MONEY    $4,867,663    $45,731,962

David Ferrer
WORLD RANKING:           NO.5
BORN:                                  APRIL 2, 1982
HEIGHT:                           5'9" (175 cm)
BIRTHPLACE:                   Javea, Spain
RESIDENCE:                            Valencia, Spain
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David Ferrer, the finalist last year in Abu Dhabi, is making his third appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, coming off the best season of his career in 2012 in which he won three titles and went undefeated during the Latin American Golden Swing with a 10-0 record.
ON-COURT TRIVIA
One of the best returners on the men’s tour!
OFF-COURT TRIVIA
Ferrer is currently reading “The Art of Live is not Bitter” by Rafael Santandreu!

STATISTICS    2012    CAREER
SINGLES RECORD    76-15    487-245
SINGLES TITLES    7    18
PRIZE MONEY    $4,383,856    $15,964,868

Tomas Berdych
WORLD RANKING:             NO.6
BORN:                                    SEPTEMBER 17, 1985
HEIGHT:                            6'1" (185 cm)
BIRTHPLACE:                Valasske Mezirici, Czech
RESIDENCE:                            Monte Carlo, Monaco
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Berdych, who is making his second appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, won his seventh ATP title in Montpellier defeating World No. 44 Gael Monfils bringing his ranking back to World No. 6. After another great season, Berdych is ready to take Abu Dhabi by storm!
ON-COURT TRIVIA
Berdych became the first Czech player to be ranked in the top 10 back-to-back years since Petr Korda in 1991-92.
OFF-COURT TRIVIA
Berdych is a big fan of ice hockey and follows the Detroit Red Wings!
STATISTICS    2012    CAREER
SINGLES RECORD    61-23    376-214
SINGLES TITLES    2    8
PRIZE MONEY    $2,935,801    $12,007,549

Janko Tipsarevic
WORLD RANKING:             NO.9
BORN:                                 JUNE 22, 1984
HEIGHT:                            5'11" (180 CM)
BIRTHPLACE:               Belgrade, Serbia
RESIDENCE:                          Belgrade, Serbia
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Janko Tipsarevic is making his first appearance at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship this year. He is currently ranked No. 9 in the world, and reached the Quarterfinals at the US Open in 2012.

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