28 Apr 2022 - 7 May 2022 (WTA)
1 May 2022 - 8 May 2022 (ATP)
The Madrid Open is a clay-court tournament that takes place in Spain’s capital Madrid every year. This competition is classified as an ATP Masters 1000 event on the tour and as a WTA 1000 event on the WTA Tour.
The tournament is also known as the Madrid Masters on the ATP circuit or the Mutua (Madrileña) Madrid Open because of its sponsor Mutua Madrileña.
The Madrid Open used to be held at the Madrid Arena from 2002-2008. However, from 2009 onwards, the venue for the competition is La Caja Magica. The stadium has three courts: the Estadio Manolo Santana which has a capacity of 12,442, the Estadio Arantxa Sanchez Vicario which has a capacity of 2,923 and the Estadio 3 which has a capacity of 1,772.
The Prize Money for the Men’s tournaments of the Madrid Open is £6,744,165. The prize Money for the Women’s tournaments of the Madrid Open is $6,575,560
Alexander Zverev won the Men’s Singles title at the 2021 Madrid Open by beating Matteo Berrettini 6-7(8), 6-4, 6-3 in the final. Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos won the Men’s doubles competition with a 1-6, 6-3, 10-8 victory over Nikola Mektic and Mate Pavic.
Aryna Sabalenka won the Women’s Singles title last year by beating Ashleigh Barty 6-0, 3-6, 6-4 in the final. The Czech pair of Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova won the Women’s doubles title by beating Gabriela Dabrowski and Demi Schuurs 6-4, 6-3 in the final.
Iga Swiatek will be the heavy favorite to win the Madrid Open this year. The World No. 1 has been in sensational form with four successive titles under her belt this season. Others who can also contend for the title are local favorite Paula Badosa, reigning champion Aryna Sabalenka and Maria Sakkari.
Rafael Nadal will be a heavy favorite to win the competition provided he participates. The likes of Carlos Alcaraz, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Alexander Zverev and Casper Ruud can also provide sterncompetition. World No. 1 Novak Djokovic may not have his expectations too high but if he finds his rhythm, he will be hard to beat as well.