World no.1 Novak Djokovic will return to Abu Dhabi for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship from 27-29 December, 2018.

The annual exhibition tournament features strong line-up with five of the top 11 ranked players taking part. Nole, Nadal, Anderson, Thiem, Khachanov and Chung will contend for the title at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex at Zayed Sports City Tennis Complex.

No.1 seed received a BYE to the last four, and will face Karen Khachanov (RUS) on the second day of the championship at 16:00 CET.

The first semi-final will see second-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal (ESP) take on Kevin Anderson (RSA) at 14:00 CET.

Final match will take place on Saturday, December 29, at 19.00 local time (16.00 CET). A third-place play-off will be held at 17.00 local time (14.00 CET).

Making his debut in Abu Dhabi in 2011, Novak has never lost a match at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship. He won the title three years in a row from 2011-2013. In 2015, he withdrew from the final due to illness ahead of his clash with Andy Murray.

Djokovic will be looking to secure an unprecedented fourth tournament title.

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