When is the Mubadala World Tennis Championship? Dates, fixtures and odds
Rafael Nadal is favourite to win the event (Picture: Getty Images)

The Mubadala Tennis Championship returns at the end of December with six of the world’s finest players battling it out in Abu Dhabi.

Living legends Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic are both in action and they are joined by some of the most talented younger players in the game.

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Nadal and Djokovic get byes to the semi-finals and the quarters will see Pablo Carreno Busta take on Stan Wawrinka whilst Dominic Thiem faces Milos Raonic.

The tournament is an exhibition, but there is plenty on the line with the six players competing for $250,000 (£187,000).

When is the Mubadala World Tennis Championship? Dates, fixtures and odds
Novak Djokovic always draws the crowds (Picture: Getty Images)

The first two matches are being played on Thursday, December 2017, with Wawrinka vs Carreno Busta on at 5pm (local time) and Thiem vs Raonic following at 7pm.

Then, on December 29 it will be Nadal vs the winner of Wawrinka vs Carreno Busta and Djokovic facing either Thiem or Raonic.

The afternoon on the Friday will begin with a fifth place play-off between the two losing quarter-finalists.

When is the Mubadala World Tennis Championship? Dates, fixtures and odds
Dominic Thiem is looking to cause an upset (Picture: Getty Images)

On Saturday, December 30, there will be a third place play-off at 5pm, followed by the final at 7pm.

Tournament odds

Nadal – 11/8

Djokovic – 13/8

Wawrinka – 11/2

Raonic – 6/1

Thiem – 12/1

Carreno Busta – 18/1

Odds courtesy of Betfair

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