Nadal to return to court this month
Rafael Nadal said he’ll play in an exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi at the end of the month following a six-month break to recover from a knee injury.
Nadal, 26 and an 11time Grand Slam champion, began practicing on a court in his hometown of Manacor on the island of Mallorca on Nov. 20.
■ Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams were honored in London as the International Tennis Federation’s world champions for 2012. Djokovic won the men’s award for the second straight year, and Williams took the honor for the third time in her career.