The Diriyah Tennis Cup is an exhibition tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts at the Diriyah Arena in Saudi Arabia.
The inaugural tournament was played in 2019 with Daniil Medvedev beating Fabio Fognini 6-2, 6-2 in the final.
No tournament was played in 2020 or 2021, but 2022 saw a return of the exhibition event with top players like Daniil Medvedev, Alexander Zverev, and Stefanos Tsitsipas playing in the event.
2022 Diriyah Tennis Cup
|Current Champion:||Taylor Fritz (2022)|
|Draw Size:||12 players|
|Court Surface:||Outdoor Hard Courts|
The 2022 tournament in Diriyah was held from the 8th to the 10th of December 2022.
The tournament was played in the same week as the WTA 125 level event in Angers, France.
Tickets for the 2022 competition were sold through the tournament’s official website.
Below are the 12 players who participated in the 2022 exhibition event in Saudi Arabia.
- Daniil Medvedev
- Alexander Zverev
- Dominic Thiem
- Stan Wawrinka
- Cameron Norrie
- Andrey Rublev
- Taylor Fritz
- Nick Kygrios
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
- Dominic Stricker
- Matteo Berrettini
- Hubert Hurkacz
The exhibition event in Diriyah was played over three days, with the singles and consolation doubles finals being played on Saturday, the 10th of December 2022.
|Day 1 – Thursday||8 December 2022||First round and Quarterfinals (Singles)|
|Day 2 – Friday||9 December 2022||Semifinals (Singles and Doubles)|
|Day 3 – Saturday||10 December 2022||Finals (Singles and Doubles)|
Day 1 Schedule
NB: All times are local times.
1st Round Matches (from 11:00 am):
- Stan Wawrinka bt. Matteo Berrettini – 5-10, 10-4, 10-6
- Alexander Zverev bt. Dominic Thiem – 10-8, 10-7
- Cameron Norrie bt. Nick Krygios – 10-6, 10-6
- Hubert Hurkacz bt. Dominic Stricker – 10-7, 10-5
Quarterfinal Matches (From 4:00 pm):
- Stan Wawrinka bt. Andrey Rublev – 6-7, 6-2, 10-6
- Daniil Medvedev bt. Alexander Zverev – 6-0, 6-4
- Cameron Norrie bt. Stefanos Tsitsipas – 6-4, 6-4
- Taylor Fritz bt. Hubert Hurkacz – 7-6, 7-5
Day 2 Schedule (Singles and Doubles Semifinals)
From 4.00 pm:
Daniil Medvedev bt. Stan Wawrinka – 6-4, 6-4
Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev bt. Dominic Thiem and Alexander Zverev – 6-3, 7-6
From 8.00 pm:
Taylor Fritz bt. Cameron Norrie – 7-6, 4-6, 10-6
Dominic Stricker and Hubert Hurkacz bt. Nick Kyrgios and Stefanos Tsitsipas – 7-6, 7-6
Day 3 Schedule (Singles and Doubles Finals)
From 4.00 pm:
Dominic Stricker and Hubert Hurkacz bt. Matteo Berrettini and Andrey Rublev – 7-6, 3-6, 10-7
From 8.00 pm:
Taylor Fritz bt. Daniil Medvedev – 7-6, 7-6
The draw for the 2022 Diriyah Tennis tournament was made the day before the start of the tournament on Wednesday, the 7th of December 2022 (see tweet below).
The draw is out 🥳 Which first-round match are you looking forward to the most?🔥 #DiriyahTennisCup #DiriyahSeason #DTC #SaudiArabia #Aramco pic.twitter.com/I8NzgpVJbA— Diriyah Tennis Cup (@DiriyahCup) December 7, 2022
The prize money for 2022 totaled $3,000,000, which is more than many ATP 500 tournaments.
How the prize money will be split by round has not been released yet but below is how it was split for 2019.
|Performance||$||# of Players||Total|
|1st Consolation Round||$100,000||3||$300,000|
|2nd Consolation Round||$200,000||1||$200,000|
2019 Diriyah Tennis Tournament
Daniil Medvedev won the inaugrial Diriyah Tennis Tournament, beating 6-2, 6-2 in the 2019 final.
In the consolation final, the American John Isner beat Jan-Lennard Struff 4-6, 7-5, 13-11.
Below are the full results from the 2019 competition:
|Final||Medvedev vs Fognini||Medvedev||6-2, 6-2|
|Semifinal||Fognini vs Monfils||Fognini||6-4, 6-4|
|Semifinal||Medvedev vs Goffin||Medvedev||6-3, 6-3|
|Quarterfinal||Fognini vs Isner||Fognini||7-6, 6-4|
|Quarterfinal||Medvedev vs Struff||Medvedev||6-3, 6-1|
|Quarterfinal||Monfils vs Wawrinka||Monfils||6-3, 6-3|
|Quarterfinal||Goffin vs Pouille||Goffin||6-2, 6-4|
|Consolation (Final)||Isner vs Struff||Isner||4-6, 7-5, 13-11|
|Consolation (1st Round)||Struff vs Mmoh||Struff||6-4, 6-1|
|Consolation (1st Round)||Isner vs Wawrinka||Isner||7-6, 7-5|
Where to watch?
The 2022 tournament will be available to stream on Eurosport and discovery+.