Mutua Madrid Open 2022: Draws, Dates, History & All You Need To Know
The second clay-court ATP Masters 1000 event of the season will see the world's best players compete at the Mutua Madrid Open, with World No.1 Novak Djokovic, Monte Carlo tiltist Stefanos Tsitsipas and Spaniards Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz in action.
Here's what you need to know ahead of the tournament in the Spanish capital:
When is the Mutua Madrid Open?The 2022 Mutua Madrid Open will be held from 1-8 May. The clay-court ATP Masters 1000 tournament, established in 2002, will take place at the Caja Magica in Madrid, Spain. The tournament director is Feliciano Lopez.
Who is playing at the 2022 Mutua Madrid Open?The Mutua Madrid Open will feature Top 10 stars Djokovic, Tsitsipas, Casper Ruud, Alcaraz and Alexander Zverev, who is the reigning champion.
When is the draw for the Mutua Madrid Open?The Monte-Carlo draw will be made on Friday 29 April at 6:30 p.m.
What is the schedule for the Mutua Madrid Open 1000 event?
* Qualifying: Saturday, 30 April – Sunday, 1 May at 11:00 a.m.
* Main Draw: Sunday, 1 May at 12:30 p.m. Monday, 2 May – Thursday, 5 May at 12:00 p.m., Friday, 6 May – Saturday, 7 May at 2:00 p.m., Sunday at 3:30 p.m.
* Doubles Final: Sunday, 8 May at 3:30 p.m.
* Singles Final: Sunday, 8 May at 6:30 p.m.
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What is the prize money and points for the Mutua Madrid Open?The prize money for the Mutua Madrid Open is €6,744,165 and the Total Financial Commitment is €7,499,290.
Winner: €1,041,570 / 1,000 points
Finalist: €568,790 / 600 points
Semi-finalist: €311,025/ 360 points
Quarter-finalist: €169,650 / 180 points
Round of 16: €90,745 / 90 points
Round of 32: €48,655 / 45 points
Round of 64: €26,960 / 10 points
DOUBLES ($ per team)
Winner: €319,570 / 1,000 points
Finalist: €173,600/ 600 points
Semi-finalist: €95,350 / 360 points
Quarter-finalist: €52,610 / 180 points
Round of 16: €28,930 / 90 points
Round of 32: €15,780 / 0 points
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Who won the last edition of the Mutua Madrid Open in 2021?Alexander Zverev won the 2021 Mutua Madrid Open singles title with a 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3 victory against Matteo Berrettini in the championship match (Read & Watch). Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos lifted the doubles trophy in Madrid with a 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 triumph against Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic in the final (Read More).
Who holds the Madrid record for most titles, oldest champion, youngest champion and more?Most Titles, Singles: Rafael Nadal (5)
Most Titles, Doubles: Bob Bryan, Mike Bryan, Daniel Nestor (5)
Oldest Champion: Andre Agassi, 32, in 2002
Youngest Champion: Rafael Nadal, 19, in 2005
Highest-Ranked Champion: No. 1 Juan Carlos Ferrero in 2003, Roger Federer in 2006, Rafael Nadal in 2014, Novak Djokovic in 2016, 2019
Lowest-Ranked Champion: No. 25 David Nalbandian in 2007
Last Home Champion: Rafael Nadal in 2017
Most Match Wins: Rafael Nadal (52)
Record-Holder Rafa: Nadal has won a record five Madrid titles over the years, but his last triumph came back in 2017. The 35-year-old has not competed since American Taylor Fritz ended his perfect start to the season in Indian Wells in March. The World No. 4 will be seeking his fourth title of a standout season at the clay-court event.
Djokovic Finding Form: Three-time Madrid champ Novak Djokovic will compete in his fourth tournament of the season when he takes to court at the Masters 1000 event. The Serb, who lifted the trophy in the Spanish capital in his last appearance in 2019, played his way into form on home soil at the Serbia Open last week, earning hard-fought three-set wins over Laslo Djere, Miomir Kecmanovic and Karen Khachanov to reach his first final of the season.
Tsitsipas Aiming For Title No. 2: Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas will be aiming to win his second clay-court ATP Masters 1000 trophy of the season in Madrid, having successfully retained his Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters crown in April. The World No. 5 will be making his fourth appearance in the Spanish capital, with his best result a run to the final in 2019.
Red-Hot Alcaraz: The 18-year-old Alcaraz has broken new ground in 2022, becoming the youngest Miami men's champion in the event's 37-year history and the first teen to break into the Top 10 in the ATP Rankings since Andy Murray in 2007. The Spaniard will be looking to add a third title of the year to his CV on home soil in Madrid, after also clinching the trophy in Rio de Janeiro in February.
Reigning Champ Zverev: The 25-year-old has produced some of his best tennis in Madrid over the years, lifting the trophy in 2018 and 2021. The German, who defeated Matteo Berrettini in the championship match last year, is a five-time Masters 1000 champ and two-time Nitto ATP Finals victor, but he is still searching for his maiden trophy this year.
Ruud, Felix & Rublev Looking To Go Deep: The Top 10 members have all enjoyed strong starts to the 2022 season, winning four ATP Tour titles between them. Ruud, who triumphed in Buenos Aires, reached the semi-finals in Madrid last year, while Rotterdam champ Auger-Aliassime has never been beyond the second round in two previous appearances. Rublev, who lifted trophies in Marseille and Dubai in February and in Belgrade last week, enjoyed a run to the last eight in 2021.
Did You Know?
In 2009, the tournament switched to clay courts and moved to May after being play on indoor-hard in October from 2002-2008.