2022 ATP Year in Review
Another fantastic year on the ATP tour has officially wrapped up.
This year we saw multiple exciting storylines, from the emergence of Carlos Alcaraz to the re-commitment to tennis from Nick Kyrgios. In between all that we saw Novak Djokovic continue to dominate when he was able to play and a fantastic six months from Rafa Nadal.
Let’s begin with Carlos Alcaraz. He now finishes number one after winning the US Open and two masters events, Miami and Madrid. He also captured Barcelona and Rio, making his total tournament haul in 2022 a cool five tournaments. This would be enough to finish number one ahead of Rafa Nadal. He now also holds the record for the youngest number-one in the history of the ATP rankings. Well deserved! It was a heck of a season.
Rafa Nadal’s season was arguably more successful than Alcaraz’s given the fact that he took home two Grand Slam titles, the Australian Open and the French Open. It would be his 14th French Open and second Australian Open title. He is now the leader in the total Grand Slam chase with 22 Grand Slam titles to his name. Which brings us to our next topic of conversation: Novak Djokovic.
Although he was not allowed to participate in the Australian Open or the US Open due to his vaccination status, Novak captured both the Wimbledon title and the ATP Finals. Those are two massive wins for someone that played sporadically throughout 2022. Novak currently holds 21 Grand Slam titles and will be a favorite once again at every Grand Slam title he enters in 2023. Look out Rafa!
Finally, before we wrap this up, we can’t forget about the electrifying Nick Kyrgios. A re-dedicated Nick Kyrgios started the year by winning the Australian Open doubles title. He then went deep in Miami and Indian Wells, beating names like Medvedev, Rublev and Ruud along the way. But Nick wasn’t done yet, he would go on to tear up the grass-court season culminating in making a run at the Wimbledon finals. In the summer he would capture the Washington Open title before making a strong run to the US Open quarterfinals. 2023 is looking really good for Nick Kyrgios.
Congratulations to our 2023 Grand Slam Champions!
2022 Australian Open: Rafa Nadal
2022 French Open: Rafa Nadal
2022 Wimbledon: Novak Djokovic
2022 US Open: Carlos Alcaraz
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