Mubadala World Tennis Championship 2022

Borna Coric claims victory in fun football-themed challenge on eve of the Championship

December 15, 2022 – Abu Dhabi, UAE: With football fever gripping the region, seven of the world’s best tennis players warmed up for this weekend’s 14th Mubadala World Tennis Championship (MWTC), by trading forehands and free-kicks in a fun, yet fiercely competitive crossbar challenge in Abu Dhabi.

Casper Ruud, Stefanos Tsitsipas, Cameron Norrie, Andrey Rublev, Borna Coric, Ons Jabeur, and Emma Raducanu took on the challenge on the track at Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Circuit.

With their football goalpost target 20 metres away, the seven players were each given five chances to hit  the crossbar with a tennis ball using only their racquets. They were then challenged to switch sports by trying to strike a football against the crossbar. After a few near-misses, surprise strikes, and debatable decisions, Borna Coric emerged victorious after hitting the crossbar twice with a tennis ball and Stefanos Tsitispas was the only player who hit the target with a football.

To add a further football spin to proceedings, footballers Ali Almeamary and Abdulla Fadaq from UAE Pro League side Al Jazira joined in fun.

Tickets for the Mubadala World Tennis Championship start from AED 95 for adults and AED 45 for children and can be purchased on the event’s official website Select three-day packages offer a 20 per cent saving, guaranteeing spectators a seat for the entire Championship. Premier Hospitality tickets also offer fans a premium F&B menu and courtside seating with prime viewing, while group purchases of 15 or more tickets can access a 15 per cent discount by calling 800 86 823 or emailing

More details about all available packages are available at

MWTC 2022 Ticket Prices

CategoryTypeDay 1Day 2Day 3
PremierAED 795AED 1,395AED 1,795
Category 1AdultAED 195AED 395AED 495
Child 2-12AED 95AED 195AED 295
Category 2AdultAED 95AED 195AED 295
Child 2-12AED 45AED 95AED 195
Limited Number of 3 Day Packages for Category 1 and 2 at 20% Discount


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About Mubadala World Tennis Championship

The Mubadala World Tennis Championship was launched in 2008 by Flash Entertainment, the region’s leading events consultancy, in partnership with IMG. Now celebrating its 14th edition, it will take place from December 16-18, 2022 at the International Tennis Centre, Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Beyond the three-day tournament, the Championship is committed to creating a legacy for tennis in the UAE through various community programmes that raise awareness of the benefits of tennis and the importance of a healthy and active lifestyle.

About Flash Entertainment:

Flash Entertainment is the Middle East’s leading entertainment company pioneering the future of events and experiences across sporting events, music concerts, community events and more.

Since launching in 2008, Flash Entertainment has built a peerless global reputation by always putting fans first – hosting hundreds of major concerts, major sporting events and community and cultural events across thousands of event days for more than 10 million people.

A key partner in the development of Abu Dhabi tourism and entertainment sector, developing and producing memorable experiences for fans and partners alike.

Flash Entertainment manages a multi-million-dirham portfolio of assets, including the Etihad Park and the multi-purpose state-of-the-art Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

For more information visit or email

About Mubadala Investment Company

Mubadala Investment Company is a sovereign investor managing a global portfolio, aimed at generating sustainable financial returns for the Government of Abu Dhabi. 

Mubadala’s $284 billion (AED 1045 billion) portfolio spans six continents with interests in multiple sectors and asset classes. We leverage our deep sectoral expertise and long-standing partnerships to drive sustainable growth and profit, while supporting the continued diversification and global integration of the economy of the United Arab Emirates.  

For more information about Mubadala Investment Company, please visit:

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