Rafael Nadal will return from a wrist injury to play an exhibition in late December in United Arab Emirates.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion said Monday on his Facebook page he will compete in the six-player, $250,000 Mubadala World Tennis Championship. The event is not connected to the ATP Tour and will be held in Abu Dhabi from Dec. 29-31.
Top-ranked Andy Murray is also scheduled to play, as is fourth-ranked Milos Raonic. Nadal beat Raonic in the previous final.
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Last month, Nadal said he was cutting short his 2016 season to fully recover from an injured left wrist that sidelined the Spaniard for more than two months this season.