Yesterday, the World Tennis League was 'launched' It is a huge exhibition that will involve numerous top players of the male and female circuit. The protagonists of the event will be engaged at the Coca Cola Arena in Dubai from 19 to 24 December, in what is looming as one of the most spectacular events of the off-season.
The well-known journalist Reem Abulleil has released the complete list of players who will take part in this exhibition. In the women's field we find Iga Swiatek, Anett Kontaveit, Paola Badosa, Aryna Sabalenka, Simona Halep, Elena Rybakina, Bianca Andreescu and Sanya Mirza.
On the male side, the names of Novak Djokovic, Alexander Zverev, Felix Auger-Aliassime, Dominic Thiem, Grigor Dimitrov, Gael Monfils, Nick Kyrgios and Rohan Bopanna stand out. An exhibition full of stars that promises to make the days leading up to Christmas electrifying.
Djokovic will play the World Tennis League
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal went from rivals to teammates this past weekend at the Laver Cup. "Everyone is my rival. Whoever I step out on court against is my rival and I want to win against him.
When it comes to who is my biggest rival, it is Nadal, without a doubt. He's still there," Novak Djokovic said. "We played the most matches against each other of any other rivalry in the history of tennis. So the rivalry is very special and it keeps going.
Hopefully, we get a chance to play against each other more times, because I think it's exciting for us but also the tennis fans and sport fans around the world," he added. The Serb made a special mention of Carlos Alcaraz, the current No.
1 and US Open champion, calling him "the leader of that younger generation." "You have Alcaraz, of course, the new No. 1 in the world and a Grand Slam winner. He is the leader of that younger generation. And you have Medvedev, Tsitsipas, Zverev, Rublev, these guys who have already been established at the top of the men's game for a while," Djokovic said on the same.
The former World Number 1 is currently in Israel to participate in the Tel Aviv Watergen Open. Yesterday, he had a comfortable straight-set victory over Vasek Pospisil in the quarterfinal to advance into the last four of the tournament.
However, an unfamiliar situation occurred when the score read 5-3 in the second set. He said, “It was a great, positive win… I think the level of tennis was really high. Especially towards the end of the first set and the second set. Credit to him for fighting. Great to see him back”.