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Djokovic Headlines Mubadala World Tennis Championship

By Mike McIntyre

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship once again is serving as a wake-up call to tennis enthusiasts all over the world as six of the top players on the ATP World Tour unofficially begin their competitive season.

Held in Abu Dhabi, the three day event boasts world number one Novak Djokovic, world number three Andy Murray as well as David Ferrer, Tomas Berdych, Janko Tipsarevic and Nicolas Almagro.

On day one, Ferrer beat Berdych 6-2, 6-4 to advance to the semi-finals against Djokovic on Friday. Also, Janko Tipsarevic surprised Murray in straight sets by a score of 6-3, 6-4. Tipsarevic will face Almagro in the other semi-final.

Starting in 2009, the event has seen Rafael Nadal make the finals three times, winning twice, but we won't be seeing the Spaniard this time around. He was supposed to make his return to competitive tennis this week but had to pull-out due to a stomach virus.

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