This time of year isn't just about holidays and training; most top players also take part in a few exhibitions during their break. Some are of the lucrative variety, while others are for charity. Here are a few that will take place:
Malaga Masters, Dec. 5-7
Almost canceled after Nadal pulled out because of his knee, the six-man event in Malaga, Spain, is going ahead with Carlos Moya
, Feliciano Lopez
, David Ferrer
, Gael Monfils
and Marat Safin
Copa Argentina, Dec. 11-14
Spanish and Argentine players will regather about a month after the Davis Cup final for this annual exhibition event in Buenos Aires. Juan Martin del Potro
, David Nalbandian
, Feliciano Lopez, Carlos Moya, Juan Monaco
, Jose Acasuso
, Agustin Calleri
, Guillermo Canas
and Juan Ignacio Chela
are taking part.
Rock n' Racquets, Dec. 12-14
, Serena Williams
, John Isner
and Caroline Wozniacki
in a three-city tour through Louisville, Ky., Columbia, S.C., and Knoxville, Tenn., to benefit the Andy Roddick Foundation.
Infinite Energy Atlanta Slam, Dec. 13
James Blake, Sam Querrey
and the Bryan brothers will play in a fundraiser for the Georgia Tennis Foundation.
Mardy's Tennis and Jake's Music Fest, Dec. 13
An exhibition between Mardy Fish
and Andy Murray
is the focus of the charity event in Vero Beach, Fla., created by Fish.
Capitala World Tennis Championship, Jan. 1-3
Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Nikolay Davydenko
, Andy Roddick and James Blake all have signed up for the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
-- Kamakshi Tandon