'Recovered' Nadal to compete in Mubadala World Tennis Championship before Brisbane International tournament
Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal will get back on the court in the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi.
The 31-year-old said he hopes to spend the month in the final stages of recovery from a knee injury before competing for the $250,000 prize money in Abu Dhabi. He then plans to travel to Australia for the Brisbane International ahead of the Australian Open.
"It's true that I finished with an injury, so I've taken a bit of time to recover well,” he said on Monday.
“I didn’t end the season in the best way possible… My knee doesn’t have to be better right now, the aim is for within a month."
In November, the World No 1 withdrew from ATP Finals tennis tournament in London due to a knee injury.
The twoday Mubadala tournament will be held from December 28 – 30 at the Abu Dhabi International Tennis Complex.