Nadal to skip 3rd-place match at Mubadala

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Khachanov, who lost to world No 1 Novak Djokovic in straight sets in the semi-finals, felt spending time on court with two top 10 players had allowed him the chance to not only get his own game going again after the off-season, but also experience some variety on the other side of the net.

"I feel I am not prioritizing success on the tennis court for the sake of success only as I used to do probably until about five years ago", Djokovic said.

Fans were treated to an absolute masterclass from both player's throughout the match as they exchanged powerful baseline rallies that had the crowd whooping with joy! I am more or less satisfied with how the body held. Definitely pleased to win today and looking forward to the season, he added.

"It was one of the best match points I have ever played", he said. "I have to accept it, but I'm working for the best".

'I really tried to simulate match conditions as much as I could and, in the end, I didn't create enough opportunities on his serve.

Rafael Nadal's 14th Australian Open campaign is underway after the Spanish tennis superstar took a flight into Brisbane on Sunday night.

Rafael Nadal
“Being honest I’m satisfied the way I was playing tennis” said Rafa. “I am more or less satisfied with how the body held,” he added

The 31-year-old Serb is now six Majors behind Federer and three adrift of Rafael Nadal, but is likely to keep up the pressure on his rivals this upcoming season considering how he recaptured his dominating form in the second half of 2018.

"Positive three days here", Khachanov said of how he had enjoyed his first time at the event at the International Tennis Stadium at Zayed Sports City. However, Djokovic broke his rival right back in the next game and went on to take the set 6-4.

The Serb takes on either Russian Karen Khachanov or Dominic Thiem of Austria in Abu Dhabi on Friday and officially kicks off his 2019 season at the Qatar Open in Doha next week.

"It was a little bit of risk that we don't make it into the beginning of the season, but here we are, practising more or less hard and we are excited to start the new season", he said.

The three-day MWTC, which is now well established as an annual season-opener, attracted thousands of fans who witnessed high-quality tennis action as the players battled it out for the victor takes all prize of USA $250,000.

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