WASHINGTON, D.C. – The world’s top ATP and WTA players will compete at the new Mubadala Citi DC Open in Washington D.C. July 29 – August 6 at the William H.G. FitzGerald Tennis Center in Rock Creek Park. The Citi Open recently agreed to combine with the Mubadala Silicon Valley Classic to create the Mubadala Citi DC Open, the fifth largest professional tennis event in the United States and the only combined ATP-WTA 500 level tennis tournament in the world. The new combined event is pending ATP Board approval.
The tournament’s powerful player field already includes 15 early commitments with four top 10 WTA players, three top 10 ATP players, four Grand Slam champions, three former World No. 1’s and four past D.C. champions signed on to compete in the nation’s capital this summer, as well as many fan favorites.
Initial ATP player commitments include 2021 US Open champion and World No. 2 Daniil Medvedev, 2019 and 2022 D.C. singles and doubles champion Nick Kyrgios, former World No. 1, three-time Grand Slam champion and two-time Gold Medalist Andy Murray, World No. 8 and 2022 Indian Wells champion Taylor Fritz, 2021 US Open semifinalist and World No. 10 Felix Auger-Aliassime, World No. 12 and Washington, D.C. native Frances Tiafoe, three-time Grand Slam semifinalist Grigor Dimitrov and 2016 D.C. champion Gael Monfils.
The Washington, D.C. WTA field includes World No. 6 and 2019 D.C. doubles champion Coco Gauff, World No. 3 and 2019 D.C. singles and 2022 doubles champion Jessica Pegula, former World No. 1 and two-time Australian Open champion Victoria Azarenka, World No. 5 and 2022 WTA Finals champion Caroline Garcia, World No. 9 and 2022 San Jose champion Daria Kasatkina, 2017 US Open champion and 2015 D.C. champion Sloane Stephens and former World No. 3 and 2023 Roland Garros quarterfinalist Elina Svitolina.
“We are thrilled to share our initial group of some of the most compelling men’s and women’s players in the world who will make up the incredibly exciting, deep player field we are building for the 2023 tournament,” said Mark Ein, Mubadala Citi DC Open Chairman. “With seven current top 10 players, three former number ones and so many fan favorites, Washington has become one of the most anticipated stops on both tours for players and one of the biggest events of the summer in DC. Ticket sales are at a record pace and we expect a third straight summer of a completely sold-out event.”
Mubadala Citi DC Open ATP player field additions current highlights:
- Daniil Medvedev, World No. 2: 2021 US Open champion and former World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev reached the D.C. final in 2019. His 2023 season includes five titles – in Rotterdam, Doha, Dubai, Miami and Rome – and a finals appearance in Indian Wells. The 27-year-old holds 20 ATP career titles.
- Taylor Fritz, World No. 8: Taylor Fritz has eight quarterfinal or better finishes in 2023. He won the title in Delray Beach, reached the semifinals in Dallas, Acapulco, Monte Carlo, Munich and Geneva and the quarterfinals in Miami and Indian Wells. He also won the inaugural United Cup with Team USA in January. His 2022 season featured three titles, including his first ATP Masters 1000 in Indian Wells.
- Felix Auger-Aliassime, World No. 10: Felix Auger-Aliassime captured four titles in 2022 – in Rotterdam, Florence, Antwerp and Basel, to conclude a breakthrough season with victories over World No. 1 Carols Alcaraz and former No. 1’s Novak Djokovic, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal. He also reached the quarterfinals in the Australian Open and five ATP Masters 1000 events. The 20-year-old Canadian was a 2023 quarterfinalist in Rotterdam, Indian Wells and Lyon and a semifinalist in Doha. He became the first Canadian man to reach the US Open semifinals in 2021.
- Frances Tiafoe, World No. 12: Frances Tiafoe, a Washington, D.C. native, is having a strong start this season. He reached the quarterfinals in Dallas and Acapulco, semifinals in Indian Wells and captured his second career title in Houston. He also went undefeated at this year’s United Cup to help clinch the championship for Team USA. In 2018 he won his first title at age 20 in Delray Beach, becoming the second youngest American ATP champion since Andy Roddick. He ended his 2022 season on a high note with quarterfinal appearances in Washington, D.C. and the Rolex Paris Masters, a semifinals run at the US Open and finals appearance in Tokyo.
- Nick Kyrgios, World No. 26: Nick Kyrgios produced strong results in his 2022 season, capturing the Australian Open doubles title, reaching his first Grand Slam final at Wimbledon and winning the singles and doubles titles in D.C. He also reached the US Open, Montreal and Indian Wells quarterfinals and the semifinals in Stuttgart and Houston. The 28-year-old Australian has been sidelined in 2023 with a knee injury but will defend his titles in Washington, D.C. this summer.
- Grigor Dimitrov, World No. 29: Grigor Dimitrov holds eight career titles and is a three-time Grand Slam semifinalist, including the 2019 US Open. The Bulgarian reached the quarterfinals in Marseille, semifinals in Rotterdam and finals in Geneva this season, as well as the fourth round of Roland Garros. In 2022, he made a semifinals run at Monte Carlo and quarterfinals appearance in Indian Wells.
- Andy Murray, World No. 43: Andy Murray holds 46 career titles, including the 2012 US Open and 2013 and 2016 Wimbledon titles. He was the first tennis player to win two Olympic gold medals (in London and Rio) and is the first British World No. 1. He reached his 71st ATP final this season in Doha. He was a Washington, D.C. finalist in 2006 and a quarterfinalist in 2018.
- Gael Monfils, Wild Card: Gael Monfils has accepted a main draw wild card for the 2023 Mubadala Citi DC Open. The Frenchman recently returned to tennis after suffering a heel injury in 2022. He holds 11 ATP singles titles and has been ranked as high as World No. 6. His 2022 season included a title in Adelaide and a quarterfinal appearance at the Australian Open. He captured the Washington, D.C. title in 2016 and was a finalist in 2011.
Mubadala Citi DC Open WTA player field additions current highlights:
- Jessica Pegula, World No. 3: The highest-ranked American tennis player, Jessica Pegula has two career WTA singles titles, winning in Guadalajara (WTA 1000) in 2022 and her first singles title in Washington, D.C. in 2019. She also owns seven career doubles titles, including the 2022 D.C. title. In 2022, she reached the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, Roland Garros and the US Open. This season, Pegula has made the finals in Doha, reached the semifinals in Dubai, Miami and Charleston and competed in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open and in Madrid. Additionally, Pegula participated on the winning U.S. team in this year’s United Cup.
- Caroline Garcia, World No. 5: Caroline Garcia’s resurgent 2022 season saw her break back into the top 10 and capture four singles titles, including the Cincinnati title and the season-ending WTA Finals. She also won the Roland Garros doubles title and was a US Open semifinalist. In 2023, she has reached the quarterfinals in Adelaide, Doha and Stuttgart, and the finals in Stuttgart and Lyon.
- Coco Gauff, World No. 6: Nineteen-year-old Coco Gauff holds three WTA singles titles and is the youngest player ranked within the WTA’s top 40. Her 2023 season includes a title in Auckland, a semifinal appearance in Dubai and quarterfinal competition in Indian Wells and Doha. She is currently competing in the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. In 2022, the American had nine quarterfinal or better finishes, including a finals run at Roland Garros and a quarterfinals berth at the US Open. She has also captured eight doubles titles, winning in Washington, D.C. in 2019.
Pegula and Gauff are the only WTA players currently ranked in the top 10 in both singles and doubles. As partners, they reached the semifinals of the Australian Open in January, captured titles in Miami and Doha and reached the finals in Rome and Madrid. In 2022, they reached the finals of Roland Garros and are paired up again in Paris this year where they are currently in the semifinals.
- Daria Kasatkina, World No. 9: Daria Kasatkina is a six-time WTA singles champion. She won the title in San Jose last year (now the Mubadala Citi DC Open) and Granby, and reached the semifinals in Roland Garros, Rome, Sydney and Melbourne (Summer Set 2). In 2023, she made the finals in Adelaide, semifinals in Charleston and quarterfinals in Abu Dhabi. This will be her first time competing in the Washington, D.C. field.
- Victoria Azarenka, World No. 18: Two-time Grand Slam champion and former World No. 1 Victoria Azarenka has 21 career WTA singles titles, including the 2012 and 2013 Australian Opens. Additionally, she is a two-time Grand Slam mixed doubles champion and a mixed doubles Olympic Gold medalist. She has made 18 Grand Slam quarterfinal or better appearances, including a semifinals run at the2023 Australian Open and three US Open finals.
- Sloane Stephens, World No. 30: American Sloane Stephens holds seven career titles, including the 2017 US Open and the 2015 D.C. title, her first WTA win. She was a finalist at Roland Garros in 2018 and a quarterfinalist in 2022 and 2019. Her 2023 season includes quarterfinal appearances in Austin and Mérida and a semifinal run in Rabat. She recently fell in the fourth round of Roland Garros, which she’s successfully reached eight times in her career.
- Elina Svitolina (WC): Former World No. 3 Elina Svitolina has accepted a main draw wild card into the Mubadala Citi DC Open. The 2023 tournament will be her first time competing in the Washington, D.C. field. The Ukrainian and new mom returned to tennis in April after a year hiatus. She holds 17 WTA titles, including a win in Strasbourg last month. She recently reached the quarterfinals at Roland Garros. In 2019, she appeared in the Wimbledon and US Open semifinals.
The Mubadala Citi DC Open will announce additional players and fan experience highlights in the coming weeks.
In April 2019, MDE Sports, owned and led by Washington-based venture capitalist, entrepreneur and civic leader Ein, acquired the management rights of the Mubadala Citi DC Open tournament from the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF), a non-profit which provides free tennis and educational programs for children in underserved communities. This acquisition secured the Mubadala Citi DC Open’s future in the U.S. and specifically in Washington.
For more than 50 years, the Mubadala Citi DC Open has hosted top tennis talent in Rock Creek Park. The tournament was founded to support Arthur Ashe’s vision of playing a professional tennis tournament in a fully accessible public park. The Mubadala Citi DC Open has continued to build and expand the event, with the goal of positively impacting the Washington community and creating one of the best events in the world. The WTEF, a longtime beneficiary of the Mubadala Citi DC Open, capitalizes on the tournament annually for fundraising and has raised millions for youth programs in the Washington area.
The 2022 tournament featured historic attendance records and sold out sessions throughout the week. Full tournament packages are on sale now and can be purchased via mubadalacitidcopen.com or by calling (202) 721-9500. To learn more about the tournament, ticket options, player fields, event policies and more, visit mubadalacitidcopen.com.
About Mubadala Citi DC Open: The Mubadala Citi DC Open tournament, played in Washington D.C., is one of the world’s premier tennis events and benefits the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation (WTEF). The tournament was founded in 1969 by Donald Dell, John Harris and Arthur Ashe in its current location in Rock Creek Park with a vision of making pro tennis accessible for all athletes and fans in the Washington community. Beginning in 2019, venture capitalist, entrepreneur, and DC native Mark Ein’s organization, MDE Tennis, began managing and operating the tournament under an agreement with WTEF. The organization provides underserved children in the D.C. area with a safe environment to learn critical life skills both on and off the courts through academic and athletic enrichment. The Mubadala Citi DC Open tennis tournament is the only combined ATP and WTA 500 level event in the world on the tour calendar and one of only five combined ATP/WTA tour events in the United States. After 53 years, it is also the longest-running professional tennis event at the same site in the United States.