Nadal to return in Abu Dhabi exhibition match

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[November 09, 2016]    The Sports Xchange

Rafael Nadal will make his return from a wrist injury next month when he competes in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.


Nadal was plagued by the left wrist injury for most of the season. The ailment forced him to withdraw during the French Open and he also missed Wimbledon.

The 14-time Grand Slam champ experienced more pain while playing in the Olympics in August and announced he would miss the rest of the ATP season in October.

The Mubadala event, slated from Dec. 29-31, isn't sanctioned by the ATP and is considered an exhibition.

World No. 1 Andy Murray is among the other players slated to play in the event.

Nadal won the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open in 2016 and posted a 39-14 match record.


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