The Spaniard has not featured since his shock second-round loss to Lukas Rosol at Wimbledon back in June due to a knee injury, but has confirmed he is due to play in the Mubadala World Championship from 27 December.
“Can’t wait to get back on court in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month,” Nadal wrote on his Facebook page.
“I won the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in 2010 and 2011 – would love to get my hands on the trophy again this year!”
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