Madrid Open Tennis Tournament 2022 - All The Key Details

Author: Megha


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Madrid Open is a premium top-tier clay tournament on the circuit, just after the French Open. Having been established back in the early 2000s, this tennis tournament is one of the most prestigious in Spain. The tournament is of fantastic significance for both - women and men. An overall of 1,000 points are up for grabs in both halves; a win can get one in a comfortable position for the Roland Garros.

 

The Madrid Open has constantly been a component of the Master's collection, and 7 years after it began, it included the women's competition also. The tournament was previously owned by Ion Tiriac, a former ATP player himself and currently a Romanian billionaire. Remarkably, he had brought blue clay to the competition, and among the versions, in 2012 it was held in the altered shade. Nevertheless, the removal had not been likened by a few leading players, and the tennis courts were reverted to their initial clay shades.

 

The 2022 Madrid Open Tennis Tournament will be held from April 26, 2022, till May 8, and it will function as a grand competition with a huge cash prize. The ATP Masters in Madrid is a longstanding occasion with one of the most gorgeous stadiums on the planet, the Caja Magica. Alexander Zverev won the tournament in the last edition, and he will be back this year to attempt and protect his prize.

 

Besides Zverev, we'll see many other tennis greats such as Djokovic, Nadal, Tsitsipas, Alcaraz, and more. The tournament winner will obtain €6,744,165 (men), while the women's winner will get €6,102,119.

 

Top Players To Watch Out - Men

 

  • Jack Draper (Great Britain)
  • Lucas Pouille (France)
  • Andy Murray (Great Britain)
  • Carlos Gimeno (Spain)
  • Daniel Merida (Spain)
  • Alejandro Moro (Spain)
  • Juncheng Shang (China)
  • Daniel Rincon (Spain)

 

Top Players To Watch Out - Women

 

  • Linda Fruhvirtova (Czech Republic)
  • Naomi Osaka (Japan)
  • Marta Kostyuk (Ukraine)
  • Qinwen Zheng (China)
  • Monica Puig (Puerto Rico)
  • Erika Andreeva (Russia)
  • Jessica Bouzas (Spain)
  • Xiyu Wang (China)
  • Fiona Ferro (France)
  • Alexandra Eala (Philippines)
  • Xiyu Wang (China)
  • Hailey Baptiste (USA)

 

Can Djoker regain dominance?

 

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal are touted to participate in the 2022 Madrid Open Tennis Tournament. There is uncertainty in Djokovic's schedule as he is not vaccinated for Covid-19. The Serb was earlier banned from playing in Australia in a major controversy. 

 

In addition to the Spanish event, the Serb is likewise in the running to compete as he prepares for the French Open. It will be interesting to see how he performs since he did not play last year. He is a three-time champ of the competition (2011, 2016, 2019).

 

King of Clay’s Pursuit

 

Rafael Nadal, sidelined for a month with a rib injury, will return to the Madrid Open tennis tournament. The Spaniard, who was injured at the Indian Wells Masters, returned to training earlier this month. Since then, he has increased the intensity of his workouts. Nadal will be looking for a few matches with wins in Madrid this year as he prepares for the French Open, which kicks off at the end of May. The Spaniard was defeated by Novak Djokovic in the semi-final in Paris last year and will aim for a record 14th French Open this time around.

 

With this injury, the King of Clay, who is ready to turn 36 in June, has been unable to participate in the European clay-court season and won't be able to contribute to his collection of titles both at the Monte Carlo Masters and Barcelona Open. According to former Spain tennis star Alex Corretja, Rafael Nadal will be wary of his opponents at the Madrid Open Tennis 2022 tournament starting this week. It will be a very tough decision as skipping Madrid Open tennis 2022 would be difficult for him, but at the same time, he needs to know how risky Madrid is from a technical point of view for him.

 

However, with his healing strategies completely changed, the Spaniard could return to the Madrid Masters, scheduled to start in the last week of April, six weeks after his diagnosis. His medical diagnosis was a broken rib. Rafael Nadal will be looking forward to playing the 20th edition of the tournament as he holds the record for most titles (5) won in Madrid. Despite his current injury, he still leads the ATP Race to Turin, with 20 wins and only one loss in the match against Taylor Fritz, in Indian Wells, where he got injured.

 

Conclusion:

In 2002, the tournament became an ATP Masters Series event, replacing the now non-existent Eurocard Stuttgart Open. It was held in the 2000s at the Madrid Arena as the first of two overall indoor hard court events at the end of the season before the ATP Tour Finals. The tournament is touted to celebrate its 20th year in Madrid, Spain, this time. It is a top-tier ATP Masters 1000 and a WTA 1000 tournament. While the Madrid Open Tennis Tournament has been the ATP 1000 event for the region, it has over the years evolved into a Masters 1000 tennis event mixed with women's and men's events. Tennis fans worldwide have become accustomed to clay-court tennis tournaments in the early spring. With more than 150 nations watching every year, it is one of the most important sporting events in Spain.


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