It’s time to look at the calendar for the ATP Tour in January 2022. Tennis in the new year is only a few days from starting. Exciting!
The off-season is highly appreciated by many of the players, but I think also many of them are keen to get back to competing. This is the calendar for the ATP Tour in January 2022. If you’re into betting, you can bet on tennis with Betway.
The Australian Swing!
The ATP Cup (click to find out what it is) kick starts the year. 16 teams are battling for the share of a $10 000 000 price pool. Noticeable entry: Dominic Thiem is back in action after a long injury layoff. Noticeable no-show: Novak Djokovic is sitting out the ATP Cup. What does this mean for Novak’s Australian Open entry? Well, he is on the entry list and seems to have been granted a medical exemption from the vaccine mandate. It seems pretty sure that he will play and try to win Grand Slam title number 21.
Rafa Nadal is not on the list for the ATP Cup as far as I’m aware. He tested positive for “the virus”, but is hopefully back in action for the Australian Open. Still, there are questions whether his foot is a hundred percent ready to go.
Before the Australian Open, there are four ATP 250s! Adelaide 1, 2, Melbourne Summer Set and Sydney Tennis Classic. This means we have plenty of tennis action to look forward to. You can find out more about the draws at the ATP official website.
Will Djokovic win the Australian Open?
He is prone to do it, but the competition is tougher this year than last. Medvedev beat him in the US Open final, Zverev beat him at the Olympics and the ATP Finals. Players are growing in confidence that he is beatable. Still, the Australian Open is where the Djoker has had his most success and the odds are on him to win. Djokovic pays 2.20, Medvedev 3.10 and Zverev 4.20 at Betway.
We have seen Djokovic’s nerves fail him at both the Olympics and the US Open. Maybe tennis overload, maybe just the huge pressure getting to him in the end. Can he reboot and start the year by breaking the Grand Slam record. It’s highly possible, but far from a given. His two toughest opponents right now are not Rafa or Roger, but Daniil and Sasha. A Tsitsipas in good form can also prove to be a challenge.
The End of January
There’s always a lull after a Grand Slam. In January, this lull is represented by tournaments in Cordoba, Argentina, Open de Sud in France (Montpellier) and Tata Open in Pune. Then we move into February with a bunch of exciting tournaments and European spring on the horizon.
But first we’re going to enjoy the Australian Summer. Will you be watching the ATP Cup or any of the other ATP 250s or are you focusing on the Australian Open? And who do you think will win?
No matter what, great to get the tours starting again!