In Abu Dhabi, Andy Murray won and goes for Nadal

The Spaniard Rafael NadaHe, absent from the courts for five months due to injury, already has a rival on his return this Friday at the Mubadala exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi and: the British Andy murray.

Murray, 134th in the world, beat his compatriot Daniel Evans (25th) on Thursday 6-3 and 6-2 in just under an hour and a half to meet Rafa Nadal, 6th in the ranking, in the first semifinal of this exhibition tournament.

In the other semifinal they will play this Friday Russian Andrey Rublev (5th ATP) and Canadian Denis Shapovalov (14th), who beat the American Taylor Fritz (23rd in the ATP world) by 6-3 and 6-0.

In the third and final turn, it was time for the women: Ons Jabeur (N ° 10), who replaced Emma Raducanu (last US Open champion and who tested positive for Covid-19), went from less to more and won 4-6, 6-3 and 10-8 to Belinda Bencic (N ° 23), the gold medal winner at the Tokyo Olympics.