Remembering a number of the nice Mubadala World Tennis Championship showdowns in Abu Dhabi

2011 Mubadala World Tennis Championship (January)

Rafael Nadal beat Roger Federer 7–6(7–4), 7–6(7–3)

Abu Dhabi obtained a style of the best rivalry the lads’s recreation has ever witnessed.

Nadal and Federer entered 2011 as the highest two on the earth, whereas each had been sweeping up Grand Slams for enjoyable. The ultimate which adopted between them within the UAE capital lives lengthy within the reminiscence.

Each epic units went to tie-breaks. Each had been settled by the slender margins of 7-4, 7-3.

It will be Nadal who’d prevail, beginning a season highlighted by a sixth French Open success.

2021 Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Andrey Rublev beat Andy Murray 6–4, 7–6(7–2)

A fairytale victory was denied two years in the past, in Abu Dhabi.

2009 and 2015 champion Andy Murray got here into December 2021’s occasion on the again of significant accidents and main surgical procedures. His persistent hip drawback was anticipated to place paid to any illusions of victory for 2022.

However this doomsday situation was, nearly, averted.

Murray defeated fellow Brit Dan Evans 6-3, 6-2 within the quarter-finals and downed old-rival Nadal 6-3, 7-5 within the last-four. Andrey Rublev awaited within the last.

Russia’s defending champion proved too robust, prevailing inside two units. However the combat showcased by Murray is not going to be forgotten.

2018 Mubadala World Tennis Championship

Venus Williams beat Serena Williams 4–6, 6–3, [10–8]

It was the exhibition line-up everybody at Abu Dhabi Worldwide Tennis Complicated needed.

The enduring Williams sisters went into battle within the one-off conflict, with the elder Venus exhibiting the youthful Serena she nonetheless had it.

They, first, exchanged units in entrance of a joyous crowd, pushing the competition into an excellent tie-break.

Venus would emerge victorious from that engrossing stanza in opposition to her 23-time Grand Slam-winning sibling, prevailing 10-8.