Rafael Nadal will make his return from a knee injury at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament starting on December 27.

“Can't wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month,” Nadal posted on his Facebook and Twitter accounts. “I won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in 2010 and 2011 — would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!” he added.

After his shock second-round defeat at Wimbledon, he was diagnosed as suffering with Hoffa’s syndrome, an inflammation of the fatty tissue in his left knee that has sidelined him several times. — AFP

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