The world's best tennis players will descend on Abu Dhabi as preparations ramp up for the 2022 Australian Open.
There will be a star-studded men's line up with Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray both set to be in action.
Here is everything you need to know about the Mubadala World Tennis Championship, which is live on Eurosport and discovery+.
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What is the Mubadala World Tennis Championship?

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship is a three-day exhibition event in Abu Dhabi where most players will travel from the tournament to Australia for the Australian Open, which starts on January 17th.
As the tournament is an exhibition event, there are no ranking points available but it will showcase some of the world's best tennis players.

Where is the tournament taking place?

The tournament will take place at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City, in Abu Dhabi.

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Who is competing in Abu Dhabi?

The top men's players who will be competing in Abu Dubai are defending champion Nadal, Andrey Rublev, Denis Shapovalov, Taylor Fritz, Dan Evans and three-time Grand Slam champion Murray.
Thiem was due to play Murray on Thursday, but has withdrawn from the competition as he continues to recover from a wrist injury.
Murray, who won the event in 2009 and 2015, says he has many happy memories of the tournament.
“I’ve got many happy memories of Abu Dhabi and I’m looking forward to returning," he said.

Where is Emma Raducanu?

US Open champion and British number one Raducanu was set to be in action against Belinda Bencic to headline an action-packed opening day, but she has had to withdraw after testing positive for Covid-19. She has been replaced by Ons Jabeur who will make history as the first Arab to play in the Championship.

What is the schedule?

Thursday December 16
  • Denis Shapovalov beat Taylor Fritz 6-3 6-0
  • Andy Murray beat Dan Evans 6-3 6-2
  • Ons Jabeur beat Belinda Bencic 4-6 6-3 [10-8]
Friday December 17
  • Fifth-place play-off: Taylor Fritz beat Dan Evans 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, [11-9]
  • Semi-final: Andrey Rublev beat Denis Shapovalov 7-6 (7-5), 3-6, 6-4
  • Semi-final: Andy Murray beat Rafael Nadal 6-3 7-5
Saturday December 18
  • Third-place play-off: Denis Shapovalov vs Rafael Nadal
  • Men's final: Andrey Rublev vs Andy Murray

When is the tournament?

The star-studded exhibition will run from December 16th-18th before most, if not all, of the players will fly to Australia to prepare for the 2022 season.

How can I watch it?

You can watch the 13th Mubadala World Tennis Championship live on Eurosport, the Eurosport app, eurosport.co.uk and stream it via discovery+.

How else can I follow the tournament?

As well as watching the action on discovery+ and through the Eurosport app on any device, we will be covering every angle of the event right here on Eurosport.co.uk and our other digital platforms.
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