By Staff writer
Spaniard beats Canada’s Milos Raonic to take $250,000 prize
The world’s fifth-ranked tennis player, Spain’s Rafael Nadal, won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, beating rival Milos Raonic.
Nadal made relatively light work of the young Canadian, beating him 7-6, 6-3, on his way to picking up his third title at the Zayed Sports City’s International Tennis Centre.
“It’s a great feeling. It’s a great way to start the new season winning against two of the best players in the world without a doubt, and playing at the right level – I played a good level of tennis and I’m happy for that,” Nadal said.
The third-place play-off saw Spain’s David Ferrer beat Swiss player Stan Wawrinka.
The Mubadala World Tennis Championship, now in its eighth year, features six of the world’s best players, who compete for a winner-takes-all prize of $250,000.