Nadal lifts Mubadala trophy
, January 2, 2017
Raphael Nadal of Spain raises the gold trophy of the Mubadala World Tennis Championship after beating Belgian David Goffin 6-4, 7-6 at the International Tennis Centre at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE on January 1.
The newly designed trophy, designed by Lasvit, the official trophy supplier of the event for the 7th year running, reflects the rays of the sun and is designed by Lasvit’s in house designer Jana Růžičková, who has designed the 46-piece collection at the Address Boulevard.
Inspired by the sun, the trophy aptly named Shine of Victory reflects the glow of victory, a symbol of success. Each beam was hand cut at a different angle from a block of high-quality optical glass. Individual glass rays were then collected to create the final shape, every step of the process highly demanding the skills of Lasvit´s master craftsmen.
Each year, the three-day tournament boasts a thrilling line up of six of the best tennis players in the world accompanied by exciting balance of off court enjoyment, which appeals to entertainment fans of all ages. It has also been confirmed that dates for 2017 will be December 28 – 30 which will mark the 10th edition of the event.
Leon Jakimič, founder and president of Lasvit and an avid tennis player said, “Through the Mubadala World Tennis Championship we are able to connect the worlds of design and sport and are very proud to see our bespoke trophy raised by some of the world’s best tennis players here in Abu Dhabi year after year.”
Combining traditional Bohemian glass-making with innovative design and technology, Lasvit’s coveted works are found in the world’s most exclusive hotels, from Paris to New York and from Hong Kong to Seoul. Lasvit is firmly established in the UAE and its creations grace the interiors of exclusive hotels and public spaces such as the Dubai Opera, Palazzo Versace, Rosewood and St Regis hotels as well as several discerning private residences. – TradeArabia News Service