Last Updated on May 8, 2023
The Madrid Open 2022 brought together the world’s most exceptional tennis players, each vying for the prestigious title in their respective categories. As the dust settled on the clay courts, four remarkable champions emerged in the ATP Singles, ATP Doubles, WTA Singles, and WTA Doubles events. These talented athletes showcased their skills, determination, and resilience in a series of captivating matches that will go down in history. Join us as we celebrate their triumphs and explore their extraordinary journey to the top at the Madrid Open 2022.
ATP Singles: Carlos Alcaraz’s Stellar Performance
The 2022 Madrid Open saw the rise of a new star in men’s tennis, as the Spanish sensation, Carlos Alcaraz, clinched the title in spectacular fashion. With a convincing 6-3, 6-1 victory over Alexander Zverev in the final on May 8th, Alcaraz demonstrated his exceptional skills and potential for a bright future in the sport. His journey to the title was nothing short of extraordinary, as he faced formidable opponents throughout the tournament.
Alcaraz began his campaign with a strong start, defeating Nikoloz Basilashvili in the second round with a score of 6-3, 7-5. In the round of 16, he faced Cameron Norrie, a match that tested his endurance and skill. Alcaraz managed to secure a hard-fought victory, with a final score of 6-4, 6-7, 6-3.
In the quarterfinals, Alcaraz faced the renowned “King of Clay,” Rafael Nadal, in a match that put his exceptional skills and resolve on display. Undaunted by the challenge, the young Spaniard conquered Nadal with a score of 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.
Following the match, an overjoyed Alcaraz expressed, “This victory means so much to me. It shows that all the hard work I’ve put in day after day has paid off today. Defeating Rafa, the greatest player in clay court history, is truly significant for me.”
Video: Rafael Nadal vs Carlos Alcaraz Battle | Madrid 2022 Highlights
The semifinals pitted Alcaraz against world number one, Novak Djokovic, in a match that would test the young player’s mettle. The contest turned out to be a nail-biter, with both players pushing each other to the limit. After a fierce battle that lasted three hours and 35 minutes, Alcaraz emerged victorious, defeating Djokovic with a score of 6-7, 7-5, 7-6.
Reflecting on the close match, Alcaraz said, “I don’t know what the difference [between us] was. It was so close. He had the chances to break my serve at the end of the second set. In the first set as well, it was so close in the tie-break. Honestly, I don’t know what made the difference.” This win set up a final showdown with Alexander Zverev.
Video: Novak Djokovic vs Carlos Alcaraz: Court-Level Highlights | Madrid 2022
In the final, Alcaraz displayed immense composure and skill, overpowering Zverev in straight sets, 6-3, 6-1. The victory marked a historic moment for the young Spaniard, who became the Madrid Open champion at the age of just 19.
During his on-court interview, Alcaraz expressed his elation, saying, “It feels great to be able to beat these players. To beat two of the best players in history and then Zverev, the World No. 3. He is a great player. I would say this is the best week of my life.” He also emphasized the importance of his youth and physical fitness, adding, “I am 19 years old, which I think is the key to be able to play long and tough matches in a row. I am feeling great physically.”
Video: Carlos Alcaraz vs Alexander Zverev | Madrid 2022 Final Highlights
Carlos Alcaraz’s Road To The Mutua Madrid Open Title
|08.05.||Alcaraz – Zverev||F||6-3, 6-1|
|07.05.||Alcaraz – Djokovic||SF||65-7, 7-5, 7-65|
|06.05.||Alcaraz – Nadal||QF||6-2, 1-6, 6-3|
|05.05.||Alcaraz – Norrie||R16||6-4, 64-7, 6-3|
|03.05.||Alcaraz – Basilashvili||2R||6-3, 7-5|
ATP Doubles: Koolhof and Skupski’s Impressive Run
The ATP Doubles event at the 2022 Madrid Open saw Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski claim the title after a series of thrilling matches. The pair demonstrated their exceptional teamwork and skill on the court, culminating in a hard-earned victory in the final against Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah.
Koolhof and Skupski began their campaign in the first round with a strong performance against the team of Basilashvili and Bublik, securing a win with a score of 7-5, 6-2. Their momentum continued into the round of 16, where they faced the formidable duo of Alcaraz and Lopez. In a closely contested match, Koolhof and Skupski emerged victorious with a score of 6-3, 3-6, 10-7.
The quarterfinals saw Koolhof and Skupski take on the talented pair of Brkic and Cacic. After an intense battle, they secured their spot in the semifinals with a score of 6-3, 6-7, 10-2. This set up a showdown with the powerful team of Hurkacz and Isner. In yet another nail-biting encounter, Koolhof and Skupski prevailed in the semifinals with a score of 7-6, 7-5, demonstrating their resilience and determination.
The final match against the experienced duo of Juan Sebastian Cabal and Robert Farah proved to be a true test of Koolhof and Skupski’s skills and partnership. The contest was electrifying, with both pairs pushing each other to their limits. In the end, Koolhof and Skupski triumphed with a score of 6-7, 6-4, 10-5, claiming the Madrid Open doubles title.
Koolhof and Skupski’s Road To The Mutua Madrid Open Title
|08.05.||Koolh / Skups – Cabal / Farah||F||64-7, 6-4, 10-5|
|07.05.||Koolh / Skups – Hurkacz / Isner||SF||7-67, 7-5|
|06.05.||Koolh / Skups – Brkic / Cacic||QF||6-3, 66-7, 10-2|
|04.05.||Koolh / Skups – Alcar / Lopez||R16||6-3, 3-6, 10-7|
|01.05.||Koolh / Skups – Basil / Bubli||1R||7-5, 6-2|
Video: Koolhof & Skupski vs Cabal & Farah For The Title | Madrid 2022 Double Final Highlights
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WTA Singles: Ons Jabeur’s Breakthrough Performance
The 2022 Madrid Open saw a remarkable run from Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur, who captured the WTA Singles title after a series of outstanding performances. Her journey to the title was filled with impressive wins over high-ranking opponents, showcasing her immense talent and determination.
Jabeur began her campaign in the first round with a victory over Jasmine Paolini, defeating her with a score of 7-6, 6-1. She continued her winning streak in the second round, where she faced the challenge of Varvara Gracheva. Jabeur emerged victorious after a rollercoaster match, with a final score of 7-5, 0-6, 6-4.
In the round of 16, Jabeur took on the highly ranked Belinda Bencic in a thrilling contest. Demonstrating her tenacity and skill, Jabeur secured a win with a score of 6-2, 3-6, 6-2, advancing to the quarterfinals. There, she faced the formidable Simona Halep, a former world number one. Jabeur once again rose to the occasion, defeating Halep with an impressive score of 6-3, 6-2.
The semifinals saw Jabeur face Ekaterina Alexandrova, a match that tested her abilities and endurance. In yet another display of her exceptional talent, Jabeur triumphed with a score of 6-2, 6-3, setting up a final clash with Jessica Pegula.
The final match turned out to be an intensely competitive affair, with both players leaving it all on the court. In the end, Jabeur triumphed over Pegula, securing a victory with a scoreline of 7-5, 0-6, 6-2. This monumental win marked a significant milestone in Jabeur’s career, as she claimed her first Madrid Open title.
Following her victory, Jabeur took a moment to reflect on the grueling match, stating, “[Pegula] played really well, applying a lot of pressure and employing a style of play that I find challenging. As soon as I was 30-0 down on my serve [in the final game], I thought to myself, ‘Of course you want to make it tougher. Of course you want to struggle here. You don’t want to just wrap up an easy game.'”
She also emphasized the crucial nature of the match point, saying, “When I had the match point, I knew I had to seize it right from the start, otherwise it would have been very difficult for me. But now, I’m overjoyed and trying to grasp the reality that I won today.”
Video: Jessica Pegula vs. Ons Jabeur | 2022 Madrid Final
Ons Jabeur’s Road To The Mutua Madrid Open Title
|07.05.||Jabeur – Pegula||F||7-5, 0-6, 6-2||1.43||2.89|
|05.05.||Jabeur – Alexandrova||SF||6-2, 6-3||1.52||2.56|
|04.05.||Jabeur – Halep||QF||6-3, 6-2||2.64||1.49|
|02.05.||Jabeur – Bencic||R16||6-2, 3-6, 6-2||2.11||1.73|
|30.04.||Jabeur – Gracheva||2R||7-5, 0-6, 6-4||1.13||5.95|
|28.04.||Jabeur – Paolini||1R||7-69, 6-1||1.15||5.52|
WTA Doubles: Dabrowski and Olmos Triumph in Madrid
The WTA Doubles event at the 2022 Madrid Open saw the talented pair of Gabriela Dabrowski and Giuliana Olmos claim the title in a series of captivating matches. Demonstrating exceptional chemistry and teamwork, the duo overcame stiff competition to secure the prestigious Madrid Open doubles championship.
Dabrowski and Olmos started their journey in the first round with a victory over Xinyun Han and Valeria Savinykh. The pair fought their way to a win with a score of 6-3, 7-6, 10-8. This victory set the stage for a round of 16 clash against the formidable team of Eikeri and Mihalikova. Dabrowski and Olmos proved their mettle, securing a convincing win with a score of 6-3, 6-2.
In the quarterfinals, the duo faced Kichenok and Ostapenko, a pair known for their impressive skills on the court. In a thrilling encounter, Dabrowski and Olmos emerged victorious with a score of 5-7, 6-1, 10-6, advancing to the semifinals. There, they took on the challenge of Krawczyk and Schuurs, a team that had also showcased exceptional talent throughout the tournament.
The final match against Krawczyk and Schuurs proved to be a true test of Dabrowski and Olmos’ skills and partnership. The contest was exhilarating, with both pairs displaying their best tennis. After a closely contested battle, Dabrowski and Olmos triumphed with a score of 7-6, 5-7, 10-7, claiming the Madrid Open doubles title.
Dabrowski and Olmos’s Road To The Mutua Madrid Open Title
|07.05.||Dabro / Olmos – Krawc / Schuu||F||7-61, 5-7, 10-7|
|05.05.||Dabro / Olmos – Kiche / Ostap||SF||5-7, 6-1, 10-6|
|03.05.||Dabro / Olmos – Eiker / Mihal||QF||6-3, 6-2|
|02.05.||Dabro / Olmos – Han / Panov||R16||63-7, 6-4, 10-8|