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Rafael Nadal set to return in late December

Associated Press
Oct 02, 2012 at 04:25pm IST

Dubai: Rafael Nadal is set to make his long-awaited return to tennis at an Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament in December.

Organizers of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship said on Tuesday in a statement that Nadal is set to join a field including Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and David Ferrer

The tournament runs from December 27-29.

Rafael Nadal set to return in late December

Rafael Nadal hasn't played since losing in the second round of Wimbledon in June.

Nadal hasn't played since losing in the second round of Wimbledon in June. He is recovering from a partially torn patella tendon in his left knee.

Nadal said last month he had no timetable for his return and the 11-time Grand Slam champion hopes to play in the Australian Open in January.

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