Nadal, Djokovic headline Abu Dhabi field

The Grandstand

The field and draw for the annual Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi was announced earlier this week. Not surprisingly, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are the marquee attractions.

Nos. 1 and 2 on the ATP Tour will be joined by an impressive quartet consisting of David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Stanislas Wawrinka, and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga. Of the six, only Tsonga failed to qualify for the recently-completed World Tour Finals in London. Murray also missed the year-end championship due to his recovery from back surgery.

Nadal and Djokovic are on opposite sides of the bracket and have byes to the semifinals. Ferrer will face Wawrinka for the right to meet Nadal; Murray and Tsonga will square off with the winner to go up against Djokovic.

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