The Mubadala World Tennis Championships is an exhibition tournament that is played on outdoor hard courts in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
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.
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|
The 2022 Abu Dhabi Tennis Tournament was held from the 16th to the 18th of December 2022 at the Zayed Sports City.
Tickets for the 2022 competition in the Abu Dhabi Tennis Tournament were sold through the tournament’s official website.
Tournament organizers confirmed before the start of the tournament that the following players would play in the 2022 Abu Dhabi exhibition event.
- Andrey Rublev
- Casper Ruud
- Carlos Alcaraz
- Cameron Norrie
- Stefanos Tsitsipas
Frances Tiafoe– Replaced by Borna Coric
- Emma Raducanu
- Ons Jabeur
The 2022 tournament was held from Friday, the 16th of December to Sunday, the 18th of December 2022.
|Friday, 16 December 2022||Men’s Quarterfinals and Women’s Final|
|Saturday, 17 December 2022||Men’s 5th Place Play-Off and Semifinals|
|Sunday, 18 December 2022||Men’s 3rd Place Play-Off and Final|
The first match on Friday was Stefanos Tsitsipas vs Cameron Norrie, followed by Frances Tiafoe vs Andrey Rublev.
Finally, the Ons Jabeur vs Emma Raducanu match was played on Friday (Not before 8 pm local time).
On Saturday, Casper Ruud took on the winner of the Tsitsipas/Norrie match, and this was followed by Carlos Alcaraz taking on the winner of the Tiafoe/Rublev match.
On Sunday, the losing semifinalists took each other on in the third place playoff, and this was followed by the men’s final.
For the 2022 tournament, there were 6 players included in the men’s singles draw and 2 players in the women’s singles draw.
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.
Stefanos Tsitsipas bt. Cameron Norrie – 6-1, 6-4
Andrey Rublev bt. Borna Coric – 7-6, 6-4
Ons Jabeur bt. Emma Raducanu – 5-7, 6-3, 10-8
5th Place Playoff
Cameron Norrie bt. Borna Coric – 6-3, 7-5
Stefanos Tsitsipas bt. Casper Ruud – 6-2, 6-2
Andrey Rublev bt. Carlos Alcaraz – 6-2, 6-1
3rd Place Playoff
Casper Ruud bt. Carlos Alcaraz – 6-1, 6-4
Stefanos Tsitsipas bt. Andrey Rublev – 6-2, 4-6, 6-2
Past Winners and Runners Up
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 runners up in the men’s singles competition since it started in 2009.
|2022||Stefanos Tsitsipas||Andrey Rublev||6-2, 4-6, 6-2|
|2021||Andrey Rublev||Andy Murray||6–4, 7–6|
|2019||Rafael Nadal||Stefanos Tsitsipas||6–7, 7–5, 7–6|
|2018||Novak Djokovic||Kevin Anderson||4–6, 7–5, 7–5|
|2017||Kevin Anderson||Roberto Bautista Agut||6–4, 7–6|
|Dec 2016||Rafael Nadal||David Goffin||6–4, 7–6|
|Jan 2016||Rafael Nadal||Milos Raonic||7–6, 6–3|
|2015||Andy Murray||Novak Djokovic||Walkover**|
|2013||Novak Djokovic||David Ferrer||7–5, 6–2|
|2012||Novak Djokovic||Nicolás Almagro||6–7, 6–3, 6–4|
|Dec 2011||Novak Djokovic||David Ferrer||6–2, 6–1|
|Jan 2011||Rafael Nadal||Roger Federer||7–6, 7–6|
|2010||Rafael Nadal||Robin Söderling||7–6, 7–5|
|2009||Andy Murray||Rafael Nadal||6–4, 5–7, 6–3|
*No exhibition event was held this year.
**Djokovic withdrew from the event due to a fever he picked up.
The current champion in the women’s singles tournament is Ons Jabeur who beat Emma Raducanu 5-7, 6-3, 10-8 in the 2022 women’s singles final.
Ons Jabeur became the first female tennis player to win the Abu Dhabi exhibition tournament twice.
Below is a table detailing the winners and runners up in the women’s singles tournament since it started in 2017.
|2022||Ons Jabeur||Emma Raducanu||5-7, 6-3, 10-8|
|2021||Ons Jabeur||Belinda Bencic||4–6, 6–3, 10–8|
|2019||Maria Sharapova||Ajla Tomljanovic||6–4, 7–5|
|2018||Venus Williams||Serena Williams||4–6, 6–3, 10–8|
|2017||Jeļena Ostapenko||Serena Williams||6–2, 3–6, 10–5|
*No tournament was held this year.