The 2022 US Open tennis will be the 142nd edition of tennis’ US Open and the fourth and final Grand Slam event of the year. Have a look.
US open tennis 2022 : Dates, Players, predictions
The 2022 US Open will be the 142nd consecutive edition of the tournament and will take place at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park of Queens in New York City, New York, United States. The tournament will be held on 14 DecoTurf hard courts.
The tournament is an event run by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) and is part of the 2022 ATP Tour and the 2022 WTA Tour calendars under the Grand Slam category.
Tournament will consist of both men’s and women’s singles and doubles draws, as both doubles draws will return to standard 64 players, as singles players will remain in standard 128 person format in each category.
There are also singles and doubles events for both boys and girls (players under 18), which are part of the Grade A category of tournaments.
The tournament is played on hard courts and takes place over a series of 15 courts with DecoTurf surface, including the three existing main showcourts – Arthur Ashe Stadium, Louis Armstrong Stadium and Grandstand.
US open tennis 2022 Dates
The US Open tennis will begin on 29 August 2022, and the last match will be played on September 11, 2022, according to the official schedule.
In the United States, the 2022 US Open will be the eighth year in a row under an 11-year, $825 million contract with ESPN, in which the broadcaster holds exclusive rights to the entire tournament and the US Open Series.
This means that the tournament is not available on broadcast television. ESPN is also the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for the majors.
The men’s and women’s singles entry lists for the 2022 US Open have been released by the USTA today based on the ATP and WTA rankings for the week of July 18.
Djokovic’s name appears even as his participation remains in doubt due to his vaccination stance.
The initial entry cutoff for women’s singles was No. 99, while the men’s cutoff was No. 101. The United States currently leads all nations with 15 women and 13 men earning direct entry.
Top 10 players Jessica Pegula and Danielle Collins are the highest-ranking American women in the field at No. 7 and No. 8, respectively.
Iga Swiatek is the top seed at the tournament having topped the WTA Rankings, while Anett Kontaveit and Wimbledon finalist Ons Jabeur headline the entry list. Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakina enters after rising to No.23 in the rankings.
Two of the 15 American women, Serena Williams and Taylor Townsend, have entered with special rankings: 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams has entered with a protected ranking of No. 16, while Townsend has entered with a protected ranking of No. 84.
US open tennis 2022 predictions
The current men’s singles champion of the US Open is Daniil Medvedev, who won last year’s tournament. He defeated Novak Djokovic in the 2021 final. Djokovic, who won 3 out of 4 grand slams in 2021, is still not sure about his participation in the tournament.
Unless the United States government changes the rules for athletes competing in international competitions by the end of August 2022, Novak Djokovic will not be competing at the 2022 U.S. Open.
According to the tennis betting experts’ prediction, if Djokovic participates, pundits believe he could face Medvedev in the final once more and win this year; although that will depend on the draw.
Since Serena Williams’s maternity leave, the ladies’ circuit has felt open with no dominant force. In the past seven years, only two top-ranked players going into the US Open have actually won the tournament, and only three have made it to the final.
The unpredictability trend of recent winners for women’s single champion continued in the 2021 US Open with the world number 150 Emma Raducanu beating the world number 73 Leylah Fernandez to win her first major at only the second attempt.
This year, pundits believe that Iga Swiatek has the best chance of winning the women’s singles championship, with the odds at +175. Naomi Osaka and Simona Halep both follow at +750 and +1,000 respectively.
The rest of the field looks fairly strong this year—plenty of players could potentially make it into the finals or even win the tournament in the singles men’s and women’s tournaments.
But it’s always difficult to predict who will come out on top at any given time because tennis is such an unpredictable sport.