Novak won the third place in Abu Dhabi after defeating Karen Khachanov 7-5, 6-3. The four-time former winner of the MWTC will kick-off his 2020 season at the inaugural ATP Cup, to be held from 3-12 January, in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.
The Greek recorded a 3-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 win at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi on Friday. In the third-place play-off, Novak will face Karen Khachanov on Saturday at 17:00 local time (14:00 CET).
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC) organisers announced that Novak is part of the lineup for the 2019 edition, which runs from December 19-21, at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi.