UAE’s most promising talent to star at Mubadala World Tennis Championship

December 27, 2012
Tennis Arena in Abu Dhabi
Tennis Arena in Abu Dhabi

- Emirati duo set for final day doubles exhibition with two of the greatest players in the world-

- Local players to feature in champions tie-break showdown 2.30pm Saturday 29th December -

- Day 2 Sold Out, last remaining tickets on-sale for final day at –

Leading UAE tennis players will live out their sporting dream and star on centre court at Zayed Sports City on the final day of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship 29th December 2012. 

Thanks to an inspiring gesture between tournament organizers FLASH entertainment and Tennis Emirates to encourage Emirati talent, Hamad Janahi and Abdulrahman Al Janahi have been invited to share the opportunity of a lifetime by joining two of the world’s best players in a uniquely designed doubles tie-break play-off to ten points.

The exciting new addition to the tournament’s final day line-up will see the best players from the UAE sample the incredible championship atmosphere in front of a sell-out home crowd at 2.30pm. The 3rd versus 4th playoff match will follow the ‘champions’ tie-break exhibition at 3pm before the ‘winner takes all final’ worth $250,000 takes place at 5pm.    

It will be the first time in the tournament’s five-year history that any UAE player has graced centre court and showcased their skills, further realizing the vision of the championship to create a lasting legacy in Abu Dhabi by inspiring a new generation into tennis.

Speaking ahead of the tournament the UAE’s second ranked player, 22 year old Hamad Janahi said:

“To go onto 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. The world’s best don’t just compete in Abu Dhabi. They come to share all their experience and encourage the UAE’s next generation which can only help develop our future stars. I simply can’t wait to learn more and enjoy the experience.” 

No matter who features in the 5th – 6th tie-break exhibition, the Abu Dhabi crowd is guaranteed to see world-class tennis from the game’s biggest stars throughout the whole weekend, 27th – 29th December 2012. Six of the world’s top players in the world will now compete on the final day including defending Mubadala champion Djokovic, US Open and Olympic Champion Andy Murray, world number five David Ferrer, world number six Tomas Berdych and world number eleven Nicolas Almagro.

The UAE’s number three player, eighteen year old, Abdulrahman Al Janahi said:

“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 honor. I’m really looking forward to the experience as the atmosphere will be fantastic in the build-up to the final. I know whatever players are involved they’ll make sure more memorable moments are created for the fans that get down early.”  

In addition to the world-class displays of tennis on show in Abu Dhabi, the Mubadala World Tennis Championship is packed with off-court action for all the family. All fans are encouraged to get to the tennis village early and support the UAE’s homegrown stars by taking their seats in time for the 5th – 6th play-off at 2.30pm.

This year’s tournament also gives the entire family the opportunity to soak up the winter sun and enjoy the open greenery of the Family Picnic Area. Its prime location in front of the Radio 2 stage and right next to all the action means the entertainment comes to you. 

All tickets are selling very quickly with three-day packages already completely sold out, all tickets for day 2 sold out and limited availability remaining for day 1 and 3 tickets.  Those still wanting to secure their place at the Mubadala World Championship are urged to book now to avoid disappointment.

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship runs from 27th December to 29th December 2012 and tickets are available now at  or call 800 FLASH (35274).

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