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Djokovic, Wawrinka Will Return to Court

Djokovic, Wawrinka Will Return to CourtDjokovic, Wawrinka Will Return to Court

Novak Djokovic and Stan Wawrinka are set to return to the court at the 10th Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, the UAE, in December.

Former world number one Djokovic curtailed his season prematurely after an elbow injury forced him to retire from his Wimbledon quarterfinal match against Tomas Berdych in July, Bein Sport reported.

The 12-time grand slam champion will return before the year is out, though, having agreed to join Rafael Nadal, Dominic Thiem, Milos Raonic and Pablo Carreno Busta for his fifth outing at the exhibition tournament.

“The lineup is very strong as always and it will be the perfect way to make my comeback and begin the season. Abu Dhabi is an amazing place and this is going to be a great event for all of the fans,” said Djokovic.

Wawrinka will also make his comeback in Abu Dhabi, having opted to undergo knee surgery in August rather than defend his US Open title.

“The draw is as strong as always with a lot of great players. My recovery is going well and I can’t wait to be back on court. I’m working hard and looking forward to being back,” he said.

The games are slated for December 28-30 with six of the world’s best tennis players competing for the $250,000 prize.

 

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