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WATCH: Maria Sharapova Beats Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic in Beach Challenge

Published 12/20/2019, 5:01 AM EST


The Mubadala World Tennis championship is star studded with top tennis stars participating. It is also a major stop before preparations begin for the first grand slam of the year. However, in a video uploaded by the official twitter page of Mubadala World tennis league,Rafael NadalMaria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic can be seen having fun on the beach before they don their tennis gear.

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The three tennis legends were seen playing a fun game where they had to knock off giant sized letters through their tennis shots. These were letters of two words which perfectly describe these stars- The Best. Tennis fans had a gala time watching their favourite stars engage in friendly banter. Maria can be seen laughing as both Rafa and Nole struggle to knock down the letters.

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However, Maria finally shows the boys how it’s done as she successfully knocks down the letters! Meanwhile, Novak gives up the effort in the end and physically knocks down the one letter left.

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The Mubadala World tennis Championship looks to be building up towards a mouth watering finals clash between Nadal and Djokovic. Rafael Nadal will face Karen Khachanov in the semi finals. While Novak will have to face the young and gritty Stefanos Tsitsipas.

Meanwhile, Maria Sharapova was successful in demolishing Ajila Tomljanovic 6-4, 7-5 in the one off women’s exhibition match. This was Maria’s first match after being away from the court for four months. She was knocked out in the first round of the US Open by Serena Williams.

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Tennis stars are looking to utilize the court practice they get in Mubadala. This will help them to gear up for the inevitable challenge of the Australian Open. Who do you think will win the Mubadala cup?

 

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Aryan Sharma

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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