Mubadala World Tennis Championships

The Mubadala World Tennis Championships is an exhibition tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

The first exhibition event in Abu Dhabi was played in 2009 with Andy Murray beating Rafael Nadal in three sets 6–4, 5–7, 6–3.

In 2017, a women’s singles match was added to the competition with the 2017 French Open singles champion Jeļena Ostapenko beating Serena Williams 6–2, 3–6, 10–5.

Mubadala World Tennis Championships

2022 Mubadala World Tennis Championships

Location:Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Venue:Zayed Sports City
Court Surface:Outdoor Hard Courts
Draw Size:6 Men’s Singles, 2 Women’s Singles
Prize Money:US$250,000

Dates

The 2022 Abu Dhabi Tennis Tournament will be held from the 16th to the 18th of December 2022 at the Zayed Sports City.

Tickets

Tickets for the 2022 competition in Abu Dhabi Tennis Tournament are now for sale through the tournament’s official website.

Players

Tournament organizers have confirmed that the following players will be playing in the 2022 Abu Dhabi exhibition event.

  • Andrey Rublev
  • Casper Ruud
  • Carlos Alcaraz
  • Cameron Norrie
  • Stefanos Tsitsipas
  • Frances Tiafoe
  • Emma Raducanu
  • Ons Jabeur

Schedule

The 2022 tournament will be held from Friday, the 16th of December to Sunday, the 18th of December 2022.

DateMatches
Friday, 16 December 2022Men’s Quarterfinals and Women’s Final
Saturday, 17 December 2022Men’s 5th Place Play-Off and Semifinals
Sunday, 18 December 2022Men’s 3rd Place Play-Off and Final

The first match on Friday will be Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Cameron Norrie, followed by Frances Tiafoe vs Andrey Rublev.

Finally, the Ons Jabeur vs Emma Raducanu match will be played on Friday (Not before 8 pm local time).

On Saturday, Casper Ruud will take on the winner of the Tsitsipas/Norrie match, and this will be followed by Carlos Alcaraz taking on the winner of the Tiafoe/Rublev match.

On Sunday, the losing semifinalists will take each other on in the third place playoff, and this will be followed by the men’s final.

Draw

For the 2022 tournament, there will be 6 players included in the men’s singles draw and 2 players in the women’s singles draw.

The men’s draw will be made closer to the start of the tournament but the women’s match will see Ons Jabeur take on Emma Raducanu.

Prize Money

The winner of the men’s singles competition in Abu Dhabi takes home prize money totaling $250,000.

All other male players in the competition will not receive any prize money but they will receive an appearance fee for participating in the exhibition event.

No information has been released in relation to the prize money awarded to the winner of the women’s match in 2022.

Previous Winners and Runner Ups

Men’s Singles

The current champion in the men’s singles competition is Andrey Rublev who beat Andy Murray in straight sets 6–4, 7–6 in the 2021 men’s singles final.

Rafael Nadal currently holds the record for most finals (6) and most titles (5) at the exhibition tournament in Abu Dhabi.

Below is a table detailing the winners and runner ups in the men’s singles competition since it started in 2009.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022TBDTBDTBD
2021Andrey RublevAndy Murray6–4, 7–6
2020N/A*N/A*N/A*
2019Rafael Nadal Stefanos Tsitsipas6–7, 7–5, 7–6
2018Novak Djokovic  Kevin Anderson4–6, 7–5, 7–5
2017Kevin AndersonRoberto Bautista Agut6–4, 7–6
Dec 2016Rafael Nadal David Goffin6–4, 7–6
Jan 2016Rafael Nadal Milos Raonic7–6, 6–3
2015Andy Murray Novak DjokovicWalkover**
2014N/A*N/A*N/A*
2013Novak Djokovic David Ferrer7–5, 6–2
2012Novak Djokovic Nicolás Almagro6–7, 6–3, 6–4
Dec 2011Novak DjokovicDavid Ferrer6–2, 6–1
Jan 2011Rafael Nadal Roger Federer7–6, 7–6
2010Rafael NadalRobin Söderling7–6, 7–5
2009Andy MurrayRafael Nadal6–4, 5–7, 6–3

*No exhibition event was held this year.

**Djokovic withdrew from the event due to a fever he picked up.

Women’s Singles

The current champion in the women’s singles tournament is Ons Jabeur who beat Belinda Bencic 4–6, 6–3, 10–8 in the 2021 women’s singles final.

In 2022, Ons Jabeur will have the opportunity to be the first female tennis player to win the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament twice.

Below is a table detailing the winners and runner ups in the women’s singles tournament since it started in 2017.

YearWinnerRunner UpScore
2022TBDTBDTBD
2021Ons JabeurBelinda Bencic4–6, 6–3, 10–8
2020N/A*N/A*N/A*
2019Maria SharapovaAjla Tomljanovic6–4, 7–5
2018Venus WilliamsSerena Williams4–6, 6–3, 10–8
2017Jeļena OstapenkoSerena Williams6–2, 3–6, 10–5

*No tournament was held this year.