Riyadh Season has announced that tennis superstars Novak Djokovic, Carlos Alcaraz, Aryna Sabalenka, and Ons Jabeur will play exhibition matches in Saudi Arabia.
The sporting superstars will play for the Riyadh Season Tennis Cup from December 26 to 27. Matches will attract tennis fans from all over the world.
The men’s match, on December 27, features the two best players in the world facing each other in a battle of the generations.
Novak Djokovic, arguably the greatest men’s tennis player of all time, is the winner of 24 Grand Slams, three of them in the current 2023 season, and the current world number one, holding a world record of 395 weeks as number one in the ATP ranking.
He will be matching up with rising star Carlos Alcaraz, winner of two Grand Slams, one of which this summer.
In the women’s match on December 26, tennis star Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus, who currently holds the top spot in the world rankings, will face Tunisian Ons Jabeur, the best African and Arab tennis player in the history of the International Tennis Federation and the Women’s Tennis Association and one of the top female players in the world.
Both matches will be held in Kingdom Arena, which was constructed and furnished with state-of-the-art technology in just 60 days.
With a capacity to accommodate more than 40,000 visitors, the venue has been purposefully designed to host international events, including the opening night’s international boxing bout during the Riyadh Season on October 28.