Former world number one Tennis player and 12- time major winner Novak Djokovic will face Spain’s Roberto
Bautista Agut in his first match in almost six months at the Mubadala world championships in Abu Dhabi tomorrow.
Bautista Agut, the world number 20, set up the showdown against Djokovic by seeing off flamboyant young
Russian Andrey Rublev 7-5, 6-2.
Djokovic hasn’t played since retiring from his quarter- final at Wimbledon against Tomas Berdych in July with an elbow injury. The 30-year-old will make his comeback today before launching his competitive campaign as top seed at the Qatar Open next week.
South African world number 14 Kevin Anderson provided the first upset of the three-day Abu Dhabi event, defeating the 10th ranked Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta in the opening match.
Another highlight of the tournament will be the comeback of former women’s number one Serena Williams on Saturday.